We recommend the following titles for anyone who wants to learn more about the harmful chemicals we’re exposed to and how to cut down!
By Alexx Stuart
Ever stopped to read the list of ingredients in the products you use every day? In Low Tox Life, activist and educator Alexx Stuart gently clears a path through the maze of mass-market ingredient cocktails, focusing on four key areas: Body, Home, Food and Mind.
Sharing the latest science and advice from experts in each area, Alexx tackles everything from endocrine-disruptors in beauty products to the challenge of going low plastic in a high-plastic world, and how to clean without a hit of harmful toxins.
You don’t need to be a fulltime homesteader with a cupboard full of organic linens to go low tox. Start small, switching or ditching one nasty at a time, and enjoy the process as a positive one for you and the planet.
By Nicole Bijlsma
In the past 30 years, new cancer diagnoses almost tripled, hospital admissions for life-threatening allergic reactions have increased fourfold, breast cancer has doubled, male sperm count has halved, the age of puberty is declining, and learning and behavioural disorders in children have skyrocketed. Could these conditions be linked to our homes? YES!
Nicole is a passionate woman on a crucial mission to enlighten a sleeping population to the devastating consequences of our modern life. This is mandatory reading for my patients.
– Dr Penny Caldicott (Medical practitioner, President of Australasian Integrative Medicine Association).
Based on years of diligent research, this book explains how our homes influence our health and provides simple practical advice on how to create a healthy home.
– Professor Marc Cohen (School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University).
By Rick Smith | Bruce Lourie
Pollution is not only an abstract, distant problem seen in belching smokestacks and contaminated waterways; it’s also personal. Some of the most dangerous pollutants come from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces–shampoos and toothpastes, carpets and children’s toys.
To prove this point, leading environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie conducted their own research by ingesting and inhaling a host of things that are part of our everyday lives. Using their own bodies as the reference point to tell the story of pollution in our modern world, they expose 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.
This book–the testimony of their experience–exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives.