Culture & Criticism Since 2003
The modern world has been sanitized – an array of soaps and deodorants, of cleansers and colognes, line store shelves and generate billions in revenue. But have you ever stopped to wonder what comprises these various scents and agents? Have you ever stopped to wonder about their affect on the human body and on the environment? Writers Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith delve deep into the topic in their book Toxin Toxout (set for May 6, 2014 release). As the authors note, over 80,000 chemicals are in use by the manufacturers of everyday products that include eye-liner, toothpaste and soap. And the consumers who use these items are paying a heavy price, since a percentage end up with cancer and heart disease after long-term exposure. In Toxin Toxout, Lourie and Smith look at what we can do post-exposure, this treatise meant to examine effective ways to detoxify the body of harmful substances while simultaneously exposing those posh cleansings that do little more then siphon cash from your pocketbook. Given the extent of the poisons being sold as indispensable household necessities, this is a book you can’t afford not to read.