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Dodging the Toxic Bullet

How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

by David R. Boyd, foreword by David Suzuki

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Practical and empowering strategies for identifying and avoiding health hazards, from the co-author of David Suzuki's Green Guide.

Following David Suzuki's Green Guide — called "the green bible" by the Globe and MailDodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live a longer, healthier life by breathing clean air, eating healthful food, drinking safe water, and using nontoxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides:

  • accessible background on a range of hazards: mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef
  • clear directions for reducing risk
  • easy-to-follow advice for parents to protect infants and children
  • guidance on changing government policies and business practices through advocacy
  • informative sidebars and compelling checklists

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

About the Authors

David R. Boyd

Dr. David R. Boyd is one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and policy and an adjunct professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. He has advised the governments of Canada, Sweden, and Iceland on environmental and constitutional issues and is the co-chair of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team along with Mayor Gregor Robertson. He is a member of the IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment, the Forum for Leadership on Water, and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).

David Boyd is the author of several bestselling and award-winning books as well as more than a hundred publications related to environmental law and policy, including Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy and The Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada's Constitution. His current research focuses on the effects of enshrining environmental rights and responsibilities in national constitutions.

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David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Host of the longrunning CBC television program The Nature of Things, he is also the author of more than fifty books.

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Editorial Reviews

Dodging the Toxic Bullet offers readers a wealth of practical, accessible and workable strategies for avoiding the many health hazards that surround us in our day-to-day life. The author demonstrates in clear concise ways exactly how we can improve quality of life—and potentially extend life—by breathing clean air, eating healthful food, drinking safe water, and using nontoxic products. —Midland Free Press


Mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys—health hazards are all around us. Dodging the Toxic Bullet is David R. Boyd 's guide to avoiding pollutants. —Quill & Quire


Dodging the Toxic Bullet offers readers a wealth of practical, accessible and workable strategies for avoiding the many health hazards that surround us in our day-to-day life. —St. Thomas Times Journal


If knowledge is power, then getting more people to understand how omnipresent potentially damaging toxins are is a vital first step. —Georgia Straight


More than a guide on how to avoid everyday toxins, [Dodging the Toxic Bullet] advocates for a healthy planet and the well being of all people including those without the means to protect themselves . . . it is sincere and meant as a practical way to protect us from the 'invisible epidemic': disease and illness caused by environmental hazards that may be rarely sensed, but which are everywhere. —Foreword Magazine


Boyd's powerful, well-documented book will shake readers out of their complacency and empower them to take action against environmental hazards. —Library Journal

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