Slow Death by Rubber Duck Fully Expanded and Updated

How the Toxicity of Everyday Life Affects Our Health
Narrated by: Arthur Keng, Steve Campbell
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life, updated, revised and re-issued for its 10th anniversary, along with the experiments from Smith and Lourie's second book, Toxin Toxout.

It's amazing how little can change in a decade. In 2009, a book transformed the way we see our frying pans, thermometers, and tuna sandwiches. Daily life was bathing us in countless toxins that accumulated in our tissues, were passed on to our children, and damaged our health. 

To expose the extent of this toxification, environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie offered themselves to science and undertook a series of over a dozen experiments to briefly raise their personal levels of mercury, BPA, Teflon, and other pollutants. The ease with which ordinary activities caused dangerous levels to build in their bodies was a wake-up call, and listeners all over the world responded. But did government regulators and corporations? Ten years later, there is good news. But not much. 

Concise, shocking, practical, and hopeful, this new combined edition of one of the most important books ever published about green living will put the nasty stuff back where it belongs: on the national agenda and out of our bodies.

©2019 Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie (P)2020 Penguin Random House Canada

Critic Reviews

"A thoughtful look at how pollution has shifted over the years from something tangible and transparent (industrial pollutants as the cause of acid rain) to something abstract and nuanced (BPA's links to breast cancer). The challenges this change presents, as many of the world’s top scientists explain in these pages, should be of serious concern to us all." (O, The Oprah Magazine)

"Hard-hitting in a way that turns your stomach and yet also instills hope for a future in which consumers make safer, more informed choices and push their governments to impose tougher regulations on the chemicals all around us." (The Washington Post)

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opened my eyes

not only does this book handle a very important issue, pollution in the environment and our body, but it does do extremely well. using engaging, personal stories to deliver facts and statistics in a way where you hardly notice it... having brilliant narrators Steve Campbell and Arthur Keng deliver these stories (they do different chapters, not together) was another amazing decision that made the time fly by this book is a must read for anyone who have an interest in being healthier

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