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MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS & DATABASES

BOOKS

Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson

  • How a courageous woman took on the chemical industry and raised important questions about humankind's impact on nature.

There's Lead in Your Lipstick by Gill Deacon

  • As a breast cancer survivor, Gill Deacon takes the issue of toxins in bodycare products to heart. Her book is a friendly, informative and meticulously researched guide to more considered options for personal care, showing how to navigate misleading labels and greenwash, and ultimately arrive at safer choices, for a healthier family and a healthier world.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith

  • Provocative and groundbreaking, Slow Death by Rubber Duck reveals how the living of daily life creates a toxic soup inside each of us. Studies have shown that significant levels of toxic substances can leach out of commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. How do these toxins make their way inside us and what impact do they have on our health? And more importantly, what can we do about them? Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, two of Canada’s leading environmental activists, tackle these questions head on by experimenting upon themselves.     

Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-toxic Cleaning by Jeffrey Hollender

  • In this one-of-a-kind guide, author Warren Schultz points out the environmental and personal costs of traditional, toxic household practices and offers safe, natural, and easy alternatives.

Baking Soda & Vinegar by Vicki Lansky

  • This collection of useful recipes, cleaning concepts and tips is full of ideas that have worked for others and will work for you.
  • Whimsical line drawings by illustrator, Martha Campbell add a humorous touch to this wonderful addition of a home reference bookshelf filled with books by Vicki Lansky.

The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change by David de Rothschild

  • The book presents 77 essential skills for stopping climate change--and for living through it. It is a fun, compelling, and sly deconstruction of a survival guide that offers equal parts tongue-in-cheek suggestions, practical advice, factual information, and bluesky dreaming of ways to save the world.

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