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Main Title Slow death by rubber duck : the secret danger of everyday things /
Author Smith, Rick,
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Lourie, Bruce.
Dopp, Sarah.
Publisher Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 406174071
ISBN 9781582435671; 1582435677; 9781582437026; 1582437025
Subjects Environmental toxicology--Popular works. ; Pollution--Health aspects. ; Industries--Environmental aspects. ; Business enterprises--Environmental aspects. ; Pollution--Environmental aspects. ; Ecotoxicology ; Environmental Pollution--adverse effects ; Environmental Pollutants--toxicity ; Environmental health.
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EOAM  RA1213.S65 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/22/2014
ERAM  RA1213 .S65 2009b Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2010
Collation xvii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-280) and index.
Contents Notes
Pollution then and now -- Rubber duck wars -- The world's slipperiest substance -- The new PCBs -- Quicksilver, slow death -- Germophobia -- Risky business: 2,4D, and the sound of science -- Mothers know best -- 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.