Our Toxic World: A Guide to Hazardous Substances in Our Everyday Lives / Aaple Vishari Jag

The mode of development that the world—and India—has followed has led to a situation where we are surrounded by numerous hazardous substances in our everyday lives, which affect the health of people, of other living creatures, and of the planet as a whole. Our Toxic World is an effort to shine a keen light on these substances, and suggest alternatives that will allow readers to improve the physical quality of their lives and of their environment. Our Toxic World takes a series of peeks into the lives of the fictitious Sachdeva family and the people they come in contact with, examines the hazardous substances that affect us in our everyday lives, outlines the effect these materials can have on us, and suggests alternative routes that we can adopt (Source).

Author(s): Toxics Link

Toxics Link is an environmental NGO, dedicated to bring toxics-related information into the public domain, both relating to struggles and problems at the grassroots level as well as global information to the local levels. They work with other groups around the country as well as internationally in an understanding that this will help bring the experience of the ground to the fore, and lead to a more meaningful articulation of issues. Toxics Link also engages in on-the ground work especially in areas of municipal, hazardous and medical waste management and food safety, among others. Working in networks, utilizing community outreach and education, policy analysis, research, training and program development, they work at the state and central levels to help create solutions, which are driven by the needs of people. They are also involved in a wider range of environmental issues in Delhi and outside as part of a coalition of non-governmental organizations. They are based in Delhi with an office in Kolkata, West Bengal. They have a nationwide network of more than 5000 members (Source).

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