As an independent writer and scholar, over the years Varda Burstyn’s extensive body of work in print, radio, documentary film and fiction, and in scholarly journals and books has tackled hard issues in politics, popular culture, science, technology, health and the environment. She has been called an iconoclast, prescient, ten years ahead of the curve. One thing is certainly true: she sees behind the curtain of everyday life and calls out the underlying realities.
This site provides a brief work biography and an accessible archive of selected work in Varda’s main areas of interest. With respect to toxics and environmental health, her newer reports and links to Varda’s informational website and blog (see below) are available for direct accessibility. The older articles that have been made downloadable have been chosen because they are still relevant today. Either they are still in frequent use in academic settings around the world, so, chosen as helpful by others; or, Varda believes they have something helpful to add to present-day conversations.
FOR NEW REPORTS, NEW RESEARCH, ARTICLES AND A BLOG BY VARDA, AND LOTS OF RESOURCES YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT Dispatches from the Chemical Edge.