Ridding oneself of the rubber duck’s toxins
A prominent Canadian author and environmentalist, RICK SMITH is the Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute. From 2003 to 2012 Rick was Executive Director of Environmental Defence Canada. Along with co-author Bruce Lourie, Rick wrote Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health—a bestseller in Canada and Australia, the book has now been translated into six languages and their latest book, Toxin, Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World sets to answer the follow-up questions to the first book. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Guelph.
BRUCE LOURIE is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers. He is President of the Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Canada, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a member of the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Advisory Committee.