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Bruce Lourie, co-author (with Dr. Rick Smith) of Slow Death By Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, discusses the book with Joseph Planta.


Slow Death By Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. (Knopf, 2009)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Slow Death By Rubber Duck


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

In a groundbreaking and thoughtful new book, Slow Death By Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, its authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie have revealed the toxins in our daily lives, and how they impact our health. Everything from baby bottles, air fresheners, non-stick pans, and yes, the rubber duck, have toxins in them that aren’t good for us. The authors did something very interesting in writing this book, they actually lived with the toxins we have and use, and tested their blood and urine regularly. What was found was frightening. There was an increase in toxin levels in blood that signal to us, the reader, that perhaps we should make some changes. I’m joined now by Bruce Lourie, an influential environmental thinker, and the founder of one of Canada’s largest environmental consultancies. He is president of the Ivey Foundation. The book is published by Knopf Canada. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Bruce Lourie; Good morning, Mr. Lourie.

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