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

Paperback | February 1, 2010

byDavid R. BoydForeword byDavid Suzuki

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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 MailDodging 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.

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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 cle...

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 Geogra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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"[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