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Show 974: Toxin ToxOut

Avoiding toxins isn't easy, but it is possible. We can even reduce our body burden of many chemical compounds.
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Toxin ToxOut

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Living in the modern world means being exposed to a great many chemical compounds, from those in our shampoo to the ones that make up that unforgettable new-car smell. The safety of many of these compounds is unknown, but others have recognized toxicity. And simple actions, like eating soup from a can, could raise our body burden of chemicals like BPA, a known endocrine disruptor.

Several years ago, Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith co-authored a book on these everyday exposures, Slow Death by Rubber Duck. Now they have teamed up again to tell us how we can avoid toxins and ultimately get them out of our bodies.

Which detox techniques work best? Mr. Lourie and Mr. Smith devised a number of ingenious experiments to get the answer.

This Week’s Guests:

Bruce Lourie is a leading environmental thinker, writer and speaker. He is president of the Ivy Foundation and director of several organizations in Canada and the United States.

Rick Smith is a prominent Canadian author and environmentalist and executive director of the Broadbent Institute. He was the executive director of Environmental Defense Canada for almost 10 years.

They co-authored Slow Death by Rubber Duck; their new book is Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of our Bodies and our World.

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The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date (December 20, 2014). The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free.

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About the Author
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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