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Toxins Project

Resources for teachers leading the Toxins Project


Cleaner Air During Pandemic

Davenport, Coral. "Pandemic's Cleaner Air Could Reshape what we Know about Atmosphere." NYTimes, June 25, 2020.

Left: New Delhi on Nov. 1, top, and again in April.Credit...Manish Swarup/Associated Press

Right: The India Gate in New Delhi, on Oct. 28, top, and in April.Credit...Manish Swarup/Associated Press


Airborme Nitrogen DIoxide Plummets over China. Earth Observatory, NASA. 2020.

Trevor Noah on The Daily Show

Explains what "forever chemicals" are and where they are found in our daily life.


Pollution during quarantine plummeted in cities around the world just several weeks after governments ordered people to quaratine.

"Forever Chemicals-If You Don't Know, Now You Know." The Daily Show, performed by Trevor Noah. March 5, 2020.

Play to 3 minutes (Total length: 7 minutes 43 seconds)

Gupta, Swati. "Air pollution in India has hit a 24 year low, NASA report says." CNN 

New Yorker Article

Karnad, Raghu. "The Coronovirus Offers a Radical New Vision for India's Cities." The New Yorker, April 13, 2020.

A Civil Action is the true story of environmental pollution that took place in Woburn, MA in the 1980's. Based on the book by Jonathan Harr.

Trailer - A Civil Action. Directed by Stephen Zaillian, performances by John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, and John Lithgow, Touchstone Pictures, 1998.

[Recommended clip is 0:03 - 2:00]