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Earthgauge interview with environmental health activist Sandra Steingraber

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the inspirational author, activist, poet, scientist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber. She is an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health who has been compared to the pioneering environmental health activist Rachel Carson. Steingraber’s most recent book is called Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, which Naomi Wolf said “could be the most important and inspiring parenting book ever written.”

Steingraber writes weekly environmental essays for the Huffington Post and now a new documentary film has been produced based on her groundbreaking book, Living Downstream. She has contributed an article to the upcoming edition of Alternatives Journal called Coal, Oil and Cancer, in which she explains how fossil fuels are not only causing climate change, they are also causing cancer. Look for it at your favourite magazine shop or bookstore.

Her message is one that all of us should hear. Click the audio player above to hear our interview or, to download the interview, right click here and select ‘Save as’ or ‘Save target as’.


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