Bill Resnick speaks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith about the vast array of chemicals pouring into our oceans, including medicines, catalysts, pesticides, additives, flame retardants, and other chemical by-products of the global system of over-production. Though many of these have adverse biological effects, very little research is conducted on the long and short term consequences of those effects. Lloyd-Smith is the senior advisor at National Toxics Network of Australia and has published a dozen articles on the links between gender, environmental justice, and toxic contamination of the environment. She was the 2017 recipient of the UN award: UN Gender Pioneer for Future Detoxified.
Oil Spill Clean-up, Puerto Rico: Photo by Andy Levin