These non-toxic living books will give you the tools and resources you need to help kickstart your journey to a non-toxic home.
Just starting your non-toxic journey, and looking for some books to kickstart your journey?
Or are you the research geek who devours information like it’s going out of style?
Either way, you’ll want to make some room on your bookshelf (or your Kindle!) for this list of non-toxic living books.
This isn’t the longest list out there, and it’s by no means exhaustive. But I’ve hand-picked these non-toxic living books because they focus more on the research behind WHY non-toxic living is so important.
The books on this list shed light on the chemicals hiding in our homes and everyday products, and give you the tools and resources to reduce your exposure and protect your family.
The Ultimate List of Non-Toxic Living Books
“The chemicals you are being exposed to on a daily basis are slowly shortening your life span and wreaking havoc on your body. They are literally everywhere. This book gives you the tools, resources and education you need to eliminate toxins from your body and teaches you how to minimize your exposure to these chemicals and toxins.”
Slow Death by Rubber Duck (Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie)
“Undertaking a cheeky experiment in self-contamination, professional Canadian environmentalists Smith and Lourie expose themselves to hazardous everyday substances, then measure the consequences . . . Throughout, the duo weave scientific data and recent political history into an amusing but unnerving narrative, refusing to sugarcoat any of the data while maintaining a welcome sense of humor.”
“Less Toxic Living is a down to earth book that will help you limit your family’s exposure to dangerous chemicals in your home, cleaning products, food & water, cosmetics & skin care, and plastics.
More and more research is revealing the links between our everyday use of chemicals and increasing rates of cancer, allergies and behavioural disorders. Less Toxic Living arms you with workable solutions to protect your family.”
“We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere now carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation, that contribute to a host of developmental deficits and health problems in ways just now being understood.
Scientists studying the phenomenon refer to it as “chemical body burden,” and in The Body Toxic, the investigative journalist Nena Baker explores the many factors that have given rise to this condition.”
Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know (Philip Landrigan and Mary Landrigan)
“More than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during the last four decades. Today the World Health Organization attributes more than one-third of all childhood deaths to environmental causes, and as rates of childhood disease skyrocket, it raises serious, difficult questions around how the chemical environment is impacting children’s health.”
“From tainted pet food to toxic toys, Americans can thank the successful lobbying efforts of the U.S. chemical industry for the secret ingredients in everyday products that have been linked to rising rates of infertility, endocrine system disruptions, neurological disorders, and cancer.
Investigative journalist Mark Schapiro takes the reader to the front lines of global corporate and political power, where tectonic battles are being waged that will determine the physical and economic health of our children and ourselves.”
“We live in an age of convenience, consumerism, and immediate gratification. But the exponential changes happening in our society have an effect: More toxins are invading our lives than ever before. The best way to prevent harm from toxins is to avoid them–and Janet Newman, Ph.D., can show you how.”
Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
“Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962.
Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.”