Getting Harmful Chemicals
Out of Our Bodies and Our World
By Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie
Hardcover, 304 pages
Here is to a happy and healthy 2014!
And what better way to get healthy than by identifying the harmful chemicals that surround us and getting them out of our lives and bodies.
Most importantly, for me, they deliver the information in an easy to understand style, always keeping themselves and their readers as part of the dynamic.
No more wondering - what is this chemical? Who controls it? What does it do to me? And how? And how the heck do I get rid of it?
Toxin Toxout gives you the information to make wise decisions about what you put in and on your body. Which is pretty much what we all need for a healthier new year. Most importantly, it shows how to reduce your toxic build up, not with crazy expensive purge plans but with information, common sense, and tried and true methods of detoxifying.
One: Wellness Revolution
Two: Organic Tea Party
Three: Straight Flush
Four: Sweat the Small Stuff
Five: A Stationary Road Trip
Six: Clean, Green Economic Machine
Seven: The Toxin Toxout Top 10
As well as a resource guide for further reading!
From the Back Flap:
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. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie 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
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.