Environmental journalist and Hertford alumna Anna Turns today publishes her debut book, Go Toxic Free: Easy and Sustainable Ways to Reduce Chemical Pollution.
Anna studied Biological Sciences at Hertford, matriculating in 1998. Her new book is a practical, myth-busting guide to household chemical pollution, informed by her decades of experience writing about sustainability. Prompted by the focus on single-use plastics in recent years, Anna was determined to find out more about what’s inside the bottles we use in our homes – over 70% of chemicals used in the EU have been labelled hazardous for health or the environment.
Speaking about the book launch, Anna says “there’s so much we, as eco-conscious consumers, can do, change and ask for once we’re empowered with the right information.”
To give a flavour of the book, Anna has written a post for our recently-launched Bridge Blog with five top tips to start tackling your chemical footprint. You can also buy Anna’s book now and listen to her discuss the problems of chemical pollution on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth.