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Toxin Toxout

Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World

by (author) Bruce Lourie & Rick Smith

Publisher
Knopf Canada
Initial publish date
Nov 2014
Category
General, Green Lifestyle
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780307402219
    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price
    $21.00

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The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT.
     Following the runaway success of their first book, 2 of Canada's leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today, including hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens, cancer-causing pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants. Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith use their outrageous experiments (they and their brave volunteers are the guinea pigs) to prove how easily our bodies absorb these chemicals from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we smear on our skin--day after day. Then they give us the good news about what is in our control and the steps we can take for reducing our toxic burden. They investigate the truth behind organic foods, which detox methods actually work, if indoor air quality is improving, and how we dispose of waste (where do those chemicals go?) The result is nothing short of a prescription for a healthier life.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

BRUCE LOURIE is a leading environmental thinker, writer and speaker. He is President of the Ivey Foundation and is a director of several organizations in Canada and the United States.

RICK SMITH is a prominent Canadian author and environmentalist. He is executive director of the Broadbent Institute and was the executive director of Environmental Defence for almost 10 years. They both live in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Toxin Toxout:
 • "If you want to reduce your risk of getting cancer, asthma, allergies and a host of other medical problems, read this book." Michel Basilières, Toronto Star
 • "We all owe a debt of gratitude to Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith for slowly poisoning themselves for our benefit. And perhaps even more, for figuring out how to unpoison themselves. This is a fascinating book that has made me change my daily routines." A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of Drop Dead Healthy, My Life as an Experiment and The Know-It-All

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