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by Bruce Lourie,Rick Smith

eBook Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things ePub
Author: Bruce Lourie,Rick Smith
Language: English
ISBN: 1582435677
ISBN13: 978-1582435671
Publisher: Counterpoint; 1 edition (January 5, 2010)
Pages: 336
Category: Earth Sciences
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 500
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ePub file: 1853 kb
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Slow Death by Rubber Duck’s real achievement is in documenting how chemical giants stay a step ahead of. .Authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie have brought us an enlightening report that can help us rid ourselves of at least some of the toxins in our everyday environment.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck’s real achievement is in documenting how chemical giants stay a step ahead of regulators, and those revelations make the book a fascinating and frightening read. Slow Death by Rubber Duck. For example, we no longer apply weed-and-feed to our lawn, cook with Teflon, or use disposable plastic water bottles. We have switched from a vinyl shower curtain to cloth and avoid air fresheners.

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To prove this point, for one week Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us. Using their own bodies as the reference point to tell the story of pollution in our modern world, they expose the corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe.

Start by marking Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The . What intrigued me about this book was that the two authors, both environmentalists, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, decided on a whim to expose themselves with a variety of chemicals and see what kind of test results might be produced.

Start by marking Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. They wanted to know what kind of chemical toxins their children were exposed to.

Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie tackle these questions head on by experimenting upon themselves

Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie tackle these questions head on by experimenting upon themselves. Over a four-day period, our intrepid (and perhaps foolhardy) authors ingest and inhale a host of things that surround us all every day, all of which are suspected of being toxic and posing long-term health risks to humans. By revealing the pollution load in their bodies before and after the experiment-and the results in most cases are downright frightening-they tell the inside story of seven common substances.

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Smith, Rick, 1968- author; Lourie, Bruce, author; Dopp, Sarah, author. Pollution then and now - Rubber duck wars - The world's slipperiest substance - The new PCBs - Quicksilver, slow death - Germophobia - Risky business: 2,4D, and the sound of science - Mothers know best - Detox. This book-the testimony of the authors' experience-exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives, from the simple household dust that is polluting our blood to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste.

Smith and Lourie too often claim that chemicals in products like Stainmaster are dangerous in ways that their experiment doesn’t actually measure. Their real achievement is in documenting how chemical giants stay a step ahead of regulators, and those revelations make the book a fascinating and frightening read.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck's real achievement is in documenting how chemical giants stay a step ahead of regulators, and those revelations make the book a fascinating and frightening read.

Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes—now, it’s personal. The most dangerous pollution, it turns out, comes from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. To prove this point, for one week authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us. Using their own bodies as the reference point to tell the story of pollution in our modern world, they expose the miscreant corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the weak-kneed government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe. This book—the testimony of their experience—exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives, from the simple household dust that is polluting our blood to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste. Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing things for the better.
Kagda
This book is phenomenal! It changed my entire way of shopping and living in my home environment. It's so great, I give it as gifts to my friends so that their lives can also be cleaner. I am shocked at all the dangerous chemicals allowed to be marketed for the sake of making businesses profit. I would never knowingly sell anything to anyone I knew would cause them harm. This should be required reading in all schools. It is the best book I've ever read!
Yar
This riveting report by Canadian environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie is a wake-up call for all Americans, no matter where in North America you live, and for that matter, the world. It does and should leave you stunned. The premise of the book is self-experimentation, as Mr. Smith and Mr. Lourie offer themselves up as guinea pigs by exposing themselves to a host of common household products, everything from dish soap to personal care products to tuna fish, measuring blood and urine samples before, during and after exposure. Scary results are revealed.

The human body is a magnificent machine, one which we unwittingly mistreat with the tens of thousands of chemicals commonly in use at present. The body is forgiving to a certain degree. For example, a group of chemicals called phthalates is flushed from the system fairly quickly when exposure is reduced or eliminated. But what happens when exposure to a great multitude of chemicals is chronic and long term? What happens when our environment is saturated with them? Well, we know a lot, but new information is revealing an even more disturbing picture.

Pollution isn't just billowing from smokestacks anymore. It is in your home, in your house dust and your kids' toys, lining your canned goods and your popcorn bag, sprayed on your lawn, sofa and carpet, in your baby's plastic bottle. We are exposed to and bathing in this "toxic soup" everyday - we inhale it, we sit on it, we sleep with it, we cook with it, eat it and drink it. Everyday products expose us to chemicals that not only cause cancer, but are also suspected and in some cases proven to disrupt hormones, lead to insulin resistance, cause high cholesterol, neurological and reproductive disorders, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders and even obesity. In some cases, especially with reproductive abnormalities, damage is seen across multiple generations.

Authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie have brought us an enlightening report that can help us rid ourselves of at least some of the toxins in our everyday environment. For example, we no longer apply weed-and-feed to our lawn, cook with Teflon, or use disposable plastic water bottles. We have switched from a vinyl shower curtain to cloth and avoid air fresheners. We pop our own popcorn, try to buy clothing made of natural fiber, and use scentless laundry detergent. The authors give many suggestions for making simple changes that can help rid your home of unnecessary chemicals.

Still, scariest of all, the authors expose in detail the inescapable saturation of the environment with persistant chemicals such as mercury, PCBs, and DDT. This book will open your eyes to what is in your environment, both at home and in the world. As scientists are becoming even more aware of the dangers of environmental toxins, new regulation has been successfully demanded, but with the strong resistance of big industry and slow government response, we still have a long way to go. This book will give you a place to start.
saafari
The truth about plastic, and what it is doing to the planet and every living thing on it. More frightening than A Nightmare on Elm Street, and yet, deeply inspiring.
Uthergo
Think you know how dangerous everyday objects are? Think again! (Well, maybe you do, but I was surprised at how much I didn't know) I've been slowly transitioning from plastic (any and all) for about a year now and this book gave me a swift kick to get in gear and finish it off! I learned a lot and it's a very easy read. Rick and Bruce make the information easily accessible. I've already passed it on to 4 friends!
Groll
This book explains how things got so out of hand -- tens of thousands of new synthetic chemicals are now an intrinsic part of all our lives, none of them having been tested for toxicity to our bodies. The writers started the ball rolling by using themselves as guinea pigs and then analysing their blood and urine for toxic substances, after which they recruited many others for this same testing, including a big project for determining radioactive substances in baby teeth from milk as a consequence of nuclear testing and accidents. My biggest concern as I read this book is, where was the government during this era of no regulation (which continues to this day), leaving us all contaminated with toxins?
Mitynarit
Very interesting. Everything we use is toxic, very good to educate to be aware of these things and make positive changes
Kahavor
The way the experiments were carried out could have been done differently, but it's my opinion that the authors only wanted to show how easily exposure to environmental toxins can affect us and be found in our bloodstreams. Also seeing that the levels of contaminants in the blood stream can be reduced should give any one the motivation to green up their life especially if they are being affected by exposure.
Okay, this book scared me a bit. I am not convinced that any corporation values my health over their profit margin. This book outlines many of the chemicals found in everyday products. People constantly ask me how I know these things are bad for me. This is a sticky point. I don't know, but I don't see any value in adding them to products. The fact that this stuff is in everything is alarming. I can't get all of it out of my house, but I am trying to eliminate all that I can. This has huge implications for your kids' health and it needs to be looked at. You can disregard the information in this book if you want to, but at least read it and make an informed decision. Don't just decide that it's nonsense and not read it, that is a dangerous path. This book is a must read for all parents and prospective parents. What you do with the information after you read it is up to you.
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