Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dodging the toxic bullet by David R. Boyd.
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Highly favorable reviews on the cover by the likes of Andrew Weil and Bruce Lourie set my hopes high. Boyd is not as diligent in footnoting or citation as Lourie (in Slow Death by Rubber Duck), but he examines a wider variety of environmental exposures. A chapter focuses on each of the following: outdoor air, indoor air, water, food, consumer goods, and advocacy. Boyd does not detail how each chemical may interact with your body, but each chapter lists general action points to feel better about. Dodging the Toxic Bullet is an accumulation of the information in Marion Nestle’s Food Matters, Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, and Bruce Lourie’s Slow Death by Rubber Duck, among many others. I preferred the originals myself.