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Rebecca Altman
sociologist, writer, Science and Environmental Health Network
Rebecca Altman has a PhD in environmental sociology and serves on the Board of Directors of the Science and Environmental Health Network. She is writing a book about the legacy of persistent pollutants.

Written by Rebecca Altman

Essay/
Chemistry
American petro-topia

The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it a curse or evolution’s next step?

Rebecca Altman

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