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

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

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Author: Lourie, Bruce
ISBN: 9780702250125
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Year First Published: 2013
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 227mm x 154mm x 22mm
Format: Paperback / softback

The human guinea-pigs have returned, this time to answer the question- 'How do I get this stuff out of me?' Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith have been asked this question almost daily since the publication of their bestseller Slow Death by Rubber Duck- How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. Their answer? It's not as simple as we'd like and it's not as easy as we'd hope. But it's too important to ignore. In Toxin Toxout, Lourie and Smith 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, and the authors use their outrageous experiments (on themselves and their brave volunteers) 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. With trademark humour, they give us the good news about the steps we can take to help our bodies remove our toxic burden - and what we can do to avoid it in the first place. Lourie and Smith investigate the truth behind organic foods, which detox methods actually work, if indoor air quality is improving, how we dispose of waste (where do those chemicals go?) and the ins and outs of a greener economy. The result is nothing short of a prescription for a healthier life. 'A truly indispensable and enlightening guide to living in the 21st century.' Dr William Davis, author of the New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly

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