Called an "eloquent scientific muckraker," Elizabeth Grossman is the author of High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health, and of Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry. High Tech Trash was the first comprehensive, global investigation of e-waste and one of Booklist’s best books of 2006.
Grossman’s articles have appeared in The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and numerous other major newspapers, as well as in magazines including The Nation, Mother Jones, Grist, Audubon, High Country News, Orion, Saturday Review, and Ms. Magazine. She has discussed her investigative projects in appearances on PBS Television, National Public Radio, CNET News, Air America Radio, and Salon.com, among many other media venues.
Earlier books by Grossman include Watershed: The Undamming of America and Adventuring Along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Her research and writing have earned support from the Institute For Journalism and Natural Resources, the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, the Society of Conservation Biology, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The Nation Institute.
Grossman speaks on health and the environment, with emphasis on the hazards – and the opportunities – created by the products of modern manufacturing and chemistry. She also speaks on the rapidly emerging field of green chemistry, on e-waste and recycling, and on dam removal.
Videos of presentations and interviews, information on her books, and articles and book excerpts are available here. To discuss Elizabeth Grossman as a possible speaker, please call 408-865-0888, or send us an email message here.
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