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Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health

http://www.greenlivingonline.com/sites/default/files/RubberDuck.jpgSelf-experimentation of the wiser kind frames Slow Death by Rubber Duck. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie voluntarily ate, drank, breathed, and absorbed commonly encountered toxins, then measured samples of their blood and urine for intake levels. Their brief adventures in planned self-toxification led Smith and Lourie, both Toronto-based environmental professionals, to conclude that “Pollution is now so pervasive that it’s become a marinade in which we bathe every day.”