On January 4, 2014 the daily newspaper The Vancouver Sun published an interview with the authors of the ‘Slow Death by Rubber Duck’, a landmark book on toxic chemical exposures. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie now published a second book advising on how to reduce chemical exposure. The book centers around a number of self-experiments comparing common detoxification methods, as well the consumption of conventional versus natural products. The authors advocate a circular economy model, where products are fed back into the economy rather than discarded and subsequently polluting the environment. In order to avoid toxins, the authors suggest to drink tap water and to buy green personal-care products without phthalates or parabens. Phthalates and parabens are also contained in food contact materials.

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Smith, R. and Lourie, B. (2013). “Toxin Toxout; Getting harmful chemicals out of our bodies and our world.” ISBN: 978 0 7022 5012 5

The Vancouver Sun (January 4, 2014). “How to live without toxic chemicals and get rid of those we already have.”