Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in
Published: December 10, 2013
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307402207
ISBN - 13: 9780307402202
From the Publisher
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 Author
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
They both live in Toronto.
“Ruthlessly probing and logical, Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith take the reader on a whirlwind tour of the myriad toxins that we encounter in cosmetics, water, paints, electromagnetic devices—all the things that cross our paths as we just live our lives. If you’ve ever wondered whether the shampoo you use might contribute to cancer risk, or whether there was any merit to all those ‘detox’ program ads you see, then this book will help you understand the real story. These authors have created a truly indispensable and enlightening guide to living in the twenty-first century.” —William Davis, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health and Wheat Belly Cookbook “Everyone concerned about hazardous chemicals should read Toxin Toxout . This informative and amusing book provides a much-needed road map through the varied detox approaches on the market today and the challenges posed by ever-growing mountains of waste. But the most important takeaway is that we must protect ourselves from toxins by engaging as citizens and not just as responsible consumers, to prevent ‘toxIN’ while we ‘toxOUT’ the economy.” —Annie Leonard, creator, The Story of Stuff “ Toxin Toxout admirably demonstrates how important our everyday product choices are—from the food we buy to the cars we choose to drive.