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Slow Death By Rubber Duck

Author : Rick Smith
ISBN : 9781582436760
Genre : Science
File Size : 26.92 MB
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Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes—now, its personal. The most dangerous pollution, it turns out, comes from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. To prove this point, for one week authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us. Using their own bodies as the reference point to tell the story of pollution in our modern world, they expose the miscreant corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the weak-kneed government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe. This book—the testimony of their experience—exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives, from the simple household dust that is polluting our blood to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste. Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing things for the better.
Category: Science

Toxin Toxout

Author : Bruce Lourie
ISBN : 9781250051332
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 86.39 MB
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After conducting outrageous experiments and investigating a vast array of topics, two of Canada's leading environmental activists, aka the Rubber Duck boys, offer practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and home. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Not Just A Pretty Face

Author : Stacy Malkan
ISBN : 9781550923520
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24.87 MB
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The girls' guide to giving the cosmetics industry a makeover.
Category: Business & Economics

Chasing Molecules

Author : Elizabeth Grossman
ISBN : 9781610911573
Genre : Nature
File Size : 61.62 MB
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Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.
Category: Nature

Wild Health

Author : Cindy Engel
ISBN : 0618340688
Genre : Science
File Size : 78.53 MB
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A fascinating foray into zoopharmacognosy, the newest field in biology, reveals the many ways that animals medicate themselves by eating and using the right plants and foods to promote health and fertility, from the desert tortoise that travels miles to mine the calcium needed to keep its shell strong, to the mammals that rub citrus oils and odoriferous resins into their coats as insecticides and antiseptics against insect bites. Reprint.
Category: Science

Death By Food Pyramid

Author : Denise Minger
ISBN : 0984755128
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 88.35 MB
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Argues against the implementation of the USDA food guide pyramid and the study that inspired it.
Category: Health & Fitness

A Poison Stronger Than Love

Author : Anastasia M. Shkilnyk
ISBN : 0300033257
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.44 MB
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Discusses the Ojibwas reserve with a poisoned water supply
Category: Social Science

Suicide By Sugar

Author : Nancy Appleton
ISBN : 0757003060
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 54.30 MB
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Links a range of health disorders, from dementia and hypoglycaemia to obesity and cancer, to our growing addiction to sugar and presents a sound diet plan that leads the way to good health.
Category: Health & Fitness

There Is Lead In Your Lipstick

Author : Gillian Deacon
ISBN : 0143172506
Genre : Consumer education
File Size : 41.91 MB
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By the time she heads out the front door, the modern woman has spritzed, sudsed, and slathered herself in more than 127 different chemicals, many of them more toxic than beautifying. So how can you look and feel great while safeguarding your health? Get smart and go green from head to toe with the help of eco-expert Gillian Deacon. In The Green Body Guide, you'll learn how to read the ingredients to identify and understand the preservatives that are bad for your body and damaging to the earth, including formaldehyde in deodorant, nail polish, soap, shampoo, and shaving cream; coal tar in hair dyes; lead in lipstick; and many more. This is an indispensable handbook of personal-care choices that are sustainable, both for your health and for the earth.
Category: Consumer education

Pandora S Lunchbox

Author : Melanie Warner
ISBN : 9781451666748
Genre : Business & Economics
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Originally published: New York: Scribner, c2013.
Category: Business & Economics