Bruce lourie and rick smith take toxic chemicals personally very personally. For the first time in the history of the world every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death. Mar 11, 2010 in their new book, slow death by rubber duck. Jan 20, 2010 tonight, smith and lourie will speak at busboys and poets about slow death by rubber duck and how consumers can help change the chemical industry responsible for these pollutants, but before. Because of its elasticity, resilience, and toughness, rubber is the basic constituent of the tires used in automotive vehicles, aircraft, and bicycles. Free returns 100% satisfaction guarantee fast shipping. The secret danger of everyday things counterpoint, canadian environmental activists rick smith and bruce lourie quote from rachel carsons silent spring. It may be made of rubber or rubber like material such as vinyl plastic. The rubber ducks of the books title have become a symbol of the struggle against unsafe levels of some chemicals in childrens toys. The secret danger of everyday things a great resource for hypochondriacs, two canadian environmentalists document how. How the toxicity of everyday life affects our health is the landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life and is now updated, revised and reissued for its 10th anniversary, along with the experiments from rick smith and bruce louries second book,toxin toxout.
Getting harmful chemicals out of our bodies and our world. The complete book on rubber chemicals entrepreneur india. A look at the chemicals surrounding us thats hardhitting. Repeat winner smith nabs the 2014 rubber duck award and the junk science winner is the popscience writer who inspired the. Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes now, its personal. This book explores the role that chemicals play in rising rates of metabolic disease. Instant download rubber duck book request yellow duck. Slow death by rubber duck moreton bay libraries overdrive. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it.
Counterpoint its been a bad few years for bisphenol a, the chemical commonly known as bpa. This is the anticipated follow up to the authors slow death by rubber duck, a book i enjoyed enormously, if enjoyment is the proper adjective to attribute to a book that sheds a harsh and honest light on the extent to which human bodies are exposed to toxic chemicals on a daily basis. Rick smith and bruce lourie tracked the levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies after using these things, and they tell the story in their new book, slow death by a rubber duck. The global rubber processing chemicals market will exhibit a cagr of 4. Thats why no baby bath is complete without a quintessential squishy toy duck. At this moment in history, the image conjured up by the word pollution is just as properly an innocent rubber duck as it is a giant smoke stack. Many rubber ducks and other toys are made from pvc which contains chemicals which may be harmful if released into the environment. Slow death by rubber duck how the toxic chemistry of everyday life affects our health book. This book goes less into depth about all of the crazy chemicals and why they are bad though it includes that, too and has a little more about how much your blood levels of these chemicals can actually change and what kinds of things might make them change. While researching their new book, slow death by rubber duck. Slow death by rubber duck how the toxic chemistry of everyday. Jun 22, 2018 the authors of the book slow death by rubber duck. Slow death by rubber duck by rick smith and bruce lourie 336 pages.
Pollution is not only an abstract, distant problem seen in belching smokestacks and contaminated waterways. Rubber, elastic substance obtained from the exudations of certain tropical plants natural rubber or derived from petroleum and natural gas synthetic rubber. Rubber duck by jack douglas meet your next favorite book. Dangerous chmicals in slow death by rubber duck 1249 words 5 pages introduction the main theme of the book is that we expose ourselves to dangerous chemicals from using common household products for cleaning and hygienic products.
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Usually ships within 5 days rubber chemicals are essential additives for the manufacture and quality improvement of rubber. Toxins in our urine caused by leaching from plastics and runofthemill shampoos, toothpastes and deodorant. Parents and concerned citizens will have to read this book. The floating soft rubber duck was invented in america. The secret danger of everyday things a great resource for hypochondriacs, two canadian environmentalists document how their bodies show increased. Slow death by rubber duck is hardhitting 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. Dec 08, 2012 in the book, slow death by rubber duck.
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Death by rubber duck 2009, an environmental book that seemed to. The updated edition of slow death by rubber duck also includes experiments from smith and louries 20 book toxin toxout, and chronicles conversations with activists, government officials, and experts as well as people who have experienced health impacts to paint a picture of the average consumers everyday exposure to chemicals. Smith says children are especially vulnerable to chemicals such as. This bookthe testimony of their experiencealso exposes the.
While researching their new book, slow death by rubber duck, they consciously exposed themselves to everyday products food, cleaners, soap and. Funny, thoughtprovoking, and incredibly disturbing, slow death by rubber duck reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us. The secret danger of everyday things, wild and crazy canadian sciencepolicy geeks smith and lourie write about the slightly horrific, and sometimes hilarious, experiment they conducted on themselves. A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and the bath toys are still washing ashore today. In their eyeopening new book slow death by rubber duck. This particular one is made of 100% natural rubber, which is odorless. Table of contents foreword by theo colborn, coauthor of our stolen future acknowledgments introduction one. Tonight, smith and lourie will speak at busboys and poets about slow death by rubber duck and how consumers can help change the chemical industry. Slow death by rubber duck has one nonchemical ingredient that. The authors of slow death by rubber duck ran toxic chemical experiments on themselves.
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May 21, 2009 while researching their new book, slow death by rubber duck, they consciously exposed themselves to everyday products food, cleaners, soap and shampoos and measured the levels of chemicals that. More than half of all rubber produced goes into automobile tires. Dangerous chmicals in slow death by rubber duck 123 help me. Oz the authors of slow death by rubber duck ran toxic chemical experiments on themselves.
Cafepress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. A rubber duck also known as a rubber ducky is a toy shaped like a stylized duck, generally yellow with a flat base. Since it doesnt have any holes in the molding, it wont collect bacteria or mildew, which is a common bath toy issue. Jun 19, 2014 the popscience writer who inspired the first rubber duck award six years ago returns with another opus of chemical alarmism. Insert a book request card with each invitation mailed. Slow death by rubber duck book windsor public library. How the toxicity of everyday life affects our health is the landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life and is now. Undertaking a cheeky experiment in selfcontamination, professional canadian environmentalists smith and lourie expose themselves to hazardous everyday substances, then measure the consequences. The truth of the matter is that toxic chemicals are now found at low levels in countless applications, in everything from personal care products and cooking pots and pans to electronics, furniture, clothing, building materials and childrens toys. Jun 22, 2009 clamping down on the rubber duck chemical. It is sometimes nicknamed the rubber bible or the rubber book, as crc originally stood for chemical rubber company as late as the 19621963 edition 3604 pages the handbook. Slow death by rubber ducks real achievement is in documenting how chemical giants stay a step ahead of regulators, and those revelations make the book a.
Open this book and youll never look at a rubber duck the same way again. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. For one week, they hung out in a rented apartment inhaling and ingesting a variety of toxic chemicals that are in. If you are concerned about the level of toxins in your body and want to understand the hidden threats already in your home, you must read this book. Slow death by rubber duck the secret danger of everyday things by rick smith author bruce. You can hardly pick up a newspaper these days without reading about the dangers of this manmade compound. Hot tub spa store has served thousands of happy customers since 1994.
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