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Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, Slow
Death by Rubber Duck reveals that just the living of daily
life creates a chemical soup inside each of us.
Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly
sewer pipes - now, it''s personal.
The most dangerous pollution has always come from commonplace items
in our homes and workplaces. Smith and Lourie ingested and inhaled
a host of things that surround all of us all the time. This book
exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives.
For this book, over the period of a week - the kind of week that
would be familiar to most people - the authors use their own bodies
as the reference point and tell the story of pollution in our
modern world, 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. Parents and
concerned citizens will have to read this book.
Key concerns raised in Slow Death by Rubber
• Flame-retardant chemicals from electronics and household dust
polluting our blood.
• Toxins in our urine caused by leaching from plastics and
run-of-the-mill shampoos, toothpastes and deodorant.
• Mercury in our blood from eating tuna.
• The chemicals that build up in our body when carpets and
Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple
ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing
things for the better.