“Slow Death by Rubber Duck,” is a new book written by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie and it details the toxins found in our homes, how they make their way inside our bodies and the very real impact they have on our health. He also offers lots of tips to protect children from exposure to toxins in our daily lives.
Slow Death by Rubber Duck
The authors of Slow Death by Rubber Duck ran toxic chemical experiments on themselves! Say what? Wow, that is brave! Using everyday household items, and the book chronicles the shocking results. The toxicity levels in their blood for some chemicals rose by more than 2000% as a direct result of exposure to products that most of us use in our homes.
The pollution inside us is insidious. “We cannot see it; we often have trouble measuring it and it is very difficult assigning specific damage to chemicals that are so widely used. But the alarm bells are starting to sound.” Doctors, nurses, mothers and community activists are questioning why these toxic substances can be put into products without our knowledge and with no evidence that they will not harm us and legislators are just beginning to listen.
Top 10 Tips To Protect Children from Daily Toxins
Toxins are dangerous to everyone put more so for children.
“While toxins threaten everyone’s health, infants and children are especially sensitive to toxins. This is because children are more exposed to chemicals (pound-by-pound), their organs are still developing, and their bodies are less able to detoxify. Children are also more vulnerable to toxins because they lack a fully developed blood-brain barrier, the structure in the central nervous system that prevents the passage of chemicals between the bloodstream and the neural tissue.” –UniteForSight.org
Below is the Slow Death by Rubber Duck authors’ top 10 list of ways to protect your children from these daily hazards and toxins:
* Reduce non-stick products and stain repellents
* Cut PVC plastic and fragrances
* Eliminate Flame retardants in fabrics
* Don’t use hard plastic containers
* Eat Organic food
* Have some fish in moderation
* Stop using antibacterial products
* Use natural household cleaning products
* Call the companies
* Contact Congress
It is super important to lessen our exposure to toxins especially for children. Do you worry about this type of thing?