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Dodging the Toxic Bullet

How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

Regular price $21.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553654544
  • Tags: David R. Boyd, David Suzuki, Health & Wellness,
  • Dimensions: 7 x 9.25
  • Published On: 02/01/2010
  • 224 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781553656210
  • Tags: David R. Boyd, David Suzuki, Health & Wellness,
  • Published On: 02/01/2010
  • 224 Pages

Practical and empowering strategies for identifying and avoiding health hazards, from the co-author of David Suzuki's Green Guide.

Following David Suzuki's Green Guide — called "the green bible" by the Globe and MailDodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live a longer, healthier life by breathing clean air, eating healthful food, drinking safe water, and using nontoxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides:

  • accessible background on a range of hazards: mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef
  • clear directions for reducing risk
  • easy-to-follow advice for parents to protect infants and children
  • guidance on changing government policies and business practices through advocacy
  • informative sidebars and compelling checklists

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

David R. Boyd is a leading environmental lawyer who has advised the governments of Sweden and Canada. His books include Sustainability Within a Generation: A New Vision for Canada as well as Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy and Northern Wild: Best Contemporary Canadian Nature Writing, both Canadian Geographic Books of the Year. Boyd lives, lightly, on Pender Island in British Columbia.

Dr. David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a cofounder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is the author of more than 50 books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and, in 2007, was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment.


"Dodging the Toxic Bullet offers readers a wealth of practical, accessible and workable strategies for avoiding the many health hazards that surround us in our day-to-day life. The author demonstrates in clear, concise ways exactly how we can improve quality of life and potentially extend life by breathing clean air, eating healthful food, drinking safe water, and using nontoxic products." -Midland Free Press

"Boyd's powerful, well-documented book will shake readers out of their complacency and empower them to take action against environmental hazards." -Library Journal

"If knowledge is power, then getting more people to understand how omnipresent potentially damaging toxins are is a vital first step." -Georgia Straight

"Mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys health hazards are all around us. Dodging the Toxic Bullet is David R. Boyd 's guide to avoiding pollutants." -Quill & Quire

"More than a guide on how to avoid everyday toxins, [Dodging the Toxic Bullet] advocates for a healthy planet and the well being of all people including those without the means to protect themselves . . . it is sincere and meant as a practical way to protect us from the 'invisible epidemic': disease and illness caused by environmental hazards that may be rarely sensed, but which are everywhere." -Foreword Magazine