Book Launch for Slow Death By Rubber Duck

Event Details

Date & Time May 19, 2009, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location Tides Renewal Centre
#304 - 163 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
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Website Random House

Renewal friends Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie invite you to celebrate the launch of their book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health.  

Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us. Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes – now, it’s personal. The most dangerous pollution has always come from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. This book exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives. For this book, over the period of a week – the kind of week that would be familiar to most people – the authors use their own bodies as the reference point and tell the story of pollution in our modern world, the miscreant corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the weak-kneed government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe. Parents and concerned citizens will have to read this book. Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing things for the better.

The book launch is hosted by Tides Canada and Knopf Canada. Please RSVP by May 13 to


slow death by rubber ducky

Hi Rick and Bruce,
PLEASE check out the Lotus Sanitizing System - a Canadian invention by a bonafide Canadian - an absolutely AMAZING product!! And a for sure way to reduce/eliminate many of the toxic chemicals we all use in our homes every day. I just bought one, and have been trying to spread the word.