There’s a new book out that a lot of people are talking about, called Slow Death by Rubber Duck. Next Tuesday, April 6th, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is hosting a virtual book club webinar on the title (5:00 p.m. Pacific, 8:00 p.m. Eastern). If you’ve ever been curious about toxins in your personal care products, or even if you’d just like to hear more from the author of this book, you owe it to yourself to sign up for this webinar today!
Written by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, two environmental advocates from Canada, the book chronicles the authors’ experiences when they took matters into their own hands and exposed themselves to products we all use on a daily basis. Choosing themselves for guinea pigs, they spent a week in a condo, surrounded with typical sources of contaminants like personal-care products, canned foods, and stain-resistant clothing and furniture. Then they conducted blood and urine tests to find out the effects on their bodies.
At the April 6 webinar, Rick Smith (also Executive Director of Environmental Defense in Canada) will read from the book and discuss with Campaign for Safe Cosmetics representatives the chemicals found in products like hand soap, toothpastes, deodorants, and of course, rubber ducks. He’ll go over the findings from his and Bruce’s experiments, and will offer tips for how you can protect yourself, your family, and the environment.
If you have a phone and a computer with Internet access and want to learn more about this topic from someone who’s truly experienced it, go to this site and sign up. You’ll receive the call-in info and URL via an e-mail message.
“Using a variety of test methods,” says Colleen Mondor of The Booklist, “the authors determined individual ‘body burdens,’ or the toxic chemical load we carry. The legacy of our chemically addicted society is not just all around us, but also inside us and it is killing us.”
If you attend this webinar, please write in and let us know what you think!