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Main Title Slow death by rubber duck : the secret danger of everyday things /
Author Smith, Rick,
Publisher Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Place Published Berkeley, CA
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 406174071
Subject Added Ent Environmental toxicology--Popular works.; Pollution--Health aspects.; Pollution--Environmental aspects.; Industries--Environmental aspects.; Business enterprises--Environmental aspects.
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
ERAM RA1213 .S65 2009b Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2010
Collation xvii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-280) and index.
Contents Notes Pollution then and now -- Rubber duck wars (in which Rick questions toxic toys) -- The world's slipperiest substance (in which Bruce travels to Teflon Town) -- The new PCBs (in which Rick fans the flame-retardant fire) -- Quicksilver, slow death (in which Bruce eats much tuna) -- Germaphobia (in which Rick goes antibacterial) -- Risky business: 2,4 - D and the sound of science (in which Bruce ponders pervasive pesticides) -- Mothers know best (in which Rick drinks from a baby bottle) -- Detox. This book--the testimony of the authors' 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.
Author Added Ent
Lourie, Bruce.;
Dopp, Sarah.
PUB Date Free Form c2009
BIB Level m
LCCN 2009038076
ISBN 9781582435671; 1582435677
OCLC Time Stamp 20100927130832
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02470cam 2200445 a 45020