Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World

by Bruce Lourie, Rick Smith

Knopf Canada | December 31, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
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.

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Published: December 31, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307402223

ISBN - 13: 9780307402226

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! An excellent book - once I started I couldn't put it down! The authors use humour and self-experimentation to provide us with the information we need to make better choices for ourselves, our families, and our planet. It's compelling and practical, a must read for anyone concerned with reducing our daily exposure to toxins and removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and our homes.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read, then act on what you learn and share. After authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie wrote about all of the ways that toxins get in our bodies, in their first book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck, this book, Toxin Toxout, serves a guide for scrubbing those toxins out. We all know the problems, thankfully, this book gives us answers and solutions.  Even though Toxin Toxout proves how easily our bodies absorb harmful chemicals from the foods we eat, from the products we slather on our skin, and from the air we breathe, the pages also give us plenty of good news about what is in our daily control and the steps we can take for reducing our toxic burden. In their unique writing style, never boring, and even though at times presenting our scary reality, Smith and Lourie manage to be entertaining and engaging. They even poisoned themselves for our collective benefit - and then un-poisoned themselves, as well. My personal hope is that every person not only reads this book, but but pays it forward, sharing with others...there's only so much we can detox on our own! 
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read I had no idea that I was consuming so many chemicals every day! This is a must read for anyone really wanting to live and stay healthy.
Date published: 2014-01-17

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Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World

by Bruce Lourie, Rick Smith

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 31, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307402223

ISBN - 13: 9780307402226

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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.