Slow Death By Rubber Duck

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    In their new book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things, Canadian environmentalists RICK SMITH and BRUCE LOURIE write that “we’re all marinating in chemicals every day.” Smith and Lourie spent a week exposing themselves to the common household chemicals found in furniture, shampoos, paint, electronics, cookware, and canned foods. They slathered themselves with shaving gels, ate from microwaved plastic containers, cooked in Teflon pans, plugged in air fresheners, and slept on flame-retardant laced furniture — then they tested their blood for levels of chemicals like Bisphenol A (BPA), mercury and phthalates. This hour, Lourie and Smith discuss their findings and the health risks posed by everyday products.

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