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Dodging the Toxic Bullet

How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

by (author) David R. Boyd

foreword by David Suzuki

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2010
Category
Healthy Living, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553654544
    Publish Date
    Mar 2010
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781553656210
    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price
    $14.00

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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 Mail -- Dodging 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

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.

David R. Boyd's profile page

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, BC.

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