Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things

To what extent are we poisoned from Bisphenol-A in household products to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste.

BHN| Bisphenol-A (BPA) builds up in the body faster than you'd think. The interesting thing that authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie did in the coure of writing their book, was to use themselves as human guinia pigs. Over a two week period, they microwaved food in plastic containers, drank from plastic cups made for children and ate a lot of canned food. The result? BPA levels in their blood had increased over seven times what it had been before they started!

BPA has been solidly linked to not only Autism, but prostate cancer, heart disease and a host of other health issues.

Recently interviewed on NPR's Diane Reams Show, they present the facts... and some of them are quite alarming.

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From the book jacket:

Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes—now, it’s 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.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck at Amazon