“In the self-sacrificing spirit of Super Size Me creator Morgan Spurlock, environmental scientists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie have subjected their bodies to some of the most harmful, yet common, chemicals found in everyday products…The results walk the strange line between hilarious and alarming...Slow Death by Rubber Duck isn’t deliberately fear mongering, unlike so many other books of this genre – it’s timely, disturbing and an unexpectedly entertaining gyide to what doesn’t belong in our bodies.” Cosmos magazine

“Benjamin Franklin’s assertion that nothing is certain except death and taxes was probably perfectly applicable in his day, but the Industrial Revolution has now advanced to the stage where some sort of formulation like “and having any number of toxins in your body” should be added. At least, this is the impression one is left with after putting down this account by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie…a useful book indeed” Canberra Times

“The results [of Slow Death by Rubber Duck] were comparable to Supersize Me – only invisible and far more harmful. After reading this book you will want to eliminate most plastics, scented body products and Teflon from your home.” Melbourne Sunday Age

“In the DIY tradition of Super Size Me, this duo used their bodies to test the effects of the household toxins we ingest through our skin, lungs and in our food. Shampoo, deodorants, air fresheners, toothpaste, flame retardants, the effects are compound and insidious. Only an ostrich could remain sanguine in the face of such a persuasive alarm.” Qantas

“The wonderfully titled Slow Deathby Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie is a sobering, enlightening and entertaining wake-up call by two Canadian authors and environmentalists who want to redefine the concept of pollution.” Queensland Sunday Mail and Sunday Telegraph

“Easy-to-read but deeply disturbing.” Subiaco Post

“Funny, thought-provoking and disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck offers solutions for how we might be healthier, safer and more aware.” Adelaide Hills Weekender

“Fantastically important – an indispensable guide to surviving in an industrial age.” Tim Flannery

“This controversial work is a must-have for anyone interested in knowing about (and seeking to avoid) the toxic chemicals we encounter in our daily life.” Gleebooks Summer Catalogue 2009

“A sobering and thoughtful look at how our bodies are being polluted by toxic substances in our everyday life, and, more importantly, what we can do about it. It is a well written and accessible book by two of Canada’s leading environmental experts.” American Book Store Summer Reading Guide 2009