Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

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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, David Suzuki

GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD | February 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: February 1, 2010

Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553654544

ISBN - 13: 9781553654544

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Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

by David R. Boyd
Foreword by David Suzuki, David Suzuki

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: February 1, 2010

Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553654544

ISBN - 13: 9781553654544

About the Book

"Dodging the Toxic Bullet" presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal "E. coli" in ground beef. His clear directions for reducing risk include growing lots of houseplants, choosing whole foods, avoiding consumer products with strong or long-lasting smells, and using green cleaning products. Easy-to-follow advice and informative sidebars and checklists make this a must-have guide, especially for parents of infants and children.

From the Publisher

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 Author

David R. Boyd is a leading environmental lawyer who has advised the governments of Sweden and Canada. His books include Sustainability within a Generation: A New Vision for Canada as well as Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy and Northern Wild: Best Contemporary Canadian Nature Writing, both Canadian Geographic Books of the Year. Boyd lives, lightly, on Pender Island in British Columbia.

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   “More than a guide on how to avoid everyday toxins, this book 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 Reviews   “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 “In Dodging the Toxic Bullet , David R. Boyd cuts through the confusion and gives us the practical information we need to protect ourselves and our families from harm. I will recommend this book to patients, colleagues, and friends. “—Andrew Weil, MD, bestselling author of Natural Health, Natural Medicine “It tells how to avoid carcinogens and other nasties. Dr. Andrew Weil says he'll be recommending it to friends.”—Rebecca Wigod, Vancouver Sun  
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