The Non-toxic Avenger

The Non-toxic Avenger

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Book - 2011
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Most of us turn a blind eye to the startling array of chemicals lurking in everything from shampoo to baby bottles to the bills in our wallets, choosing to believe that government agencies ensure the safety of the products we wear, use, ingest and breathe in daily. Yet the standards for product safety in North America lag far behind those of other countries. We frequently hear that a substance we've relied on for years turns out to have serious effects onour health, the environment, or both.

After coming to terms with the fact that the autism and cancer which had impacted her family were most likely the result of environmental toxins, author Deanna Duke undertook a mission to dramatically reduce her family's chemical exposure. She committed to drastically reducing the levels of all known chemicals in both her home and work environments, using the help of bodyburden testing to see what effect, if any, she was able to have on the level of toxins in her body.

Follow Deanna's journey as she uncovers how insidious and invasive environmental toxins are. Learn about your day-to-day chemical exposure, the implications for your health, and what you can do about it. And find out whether the author's quest is mission impossible, or whether she is ultimately able to improve her family's health by taking steps towardsleading a chemical-free life.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2011
ISBN: 9780865716926
Branch Call Number: 615.902 DUK
Characteristics: x, 277 p. ; 23 cm


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Mar 10, 2014

Reading these sorts of books can make you really anxious and paranoid about all the chemicals in our everyday items, and in our environment. I think the best way to approach this is to decide which changes am I going to make this time? This book was full of information, quite dry in places, but provided you with some ideas on the steps you can take to diminish the impact of the chemicals in our everyday household items. I didn't agree with her assessment on the laundry detergents losing force after a period of time, but I find that largely depends on your municipal water supply and which detergents you use. A lot of the products mentioned are American, and some are not easily available in Canada.

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