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Toxic beauty : how cosmetics and personal-care products endanger your health, and what you can do about it

Author: Samuel S Epstein; Randall Fitzgerald
Publisher: Dallas, TX : Benbella, ©2009.
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This in-depth investigation examines health risks from the store to the salon. Detailing the carelessness with which women's cosmetics and anti-aging products are made and the toxins in men's deodorant, cologne, and aftershave, this revealing study shows how consumers can put themselves and even their unborn children in danger daily by simply applying lipstick or moisturizer. Outlining a simple beauty regimen and a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel S Epstein; Randall Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9781933771625 1933771623
OCLC Number: 228365539
Description: x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why you're at risk --
How our products got toxic --
Identifying product dangers --
Getting us out of danger --
Toxic ingredients tear-out sheet --
Resources for your health --
INdustry trade associations and what they conceal from you --
Badges of honor.
Other Titles: How cosmetics and personal-care products endanger your health
How cosmetics endanger your health
Responsibility: Samuel S. Epstein with Randall Fitzgerald.

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This in-depth investigation examines health risks from the store to the salon. Detailing the carelessness with which women's cosmetics and anti-aging products are made and the toxins in men's deodorant, cologne, and aftershave, this revealing study shows how consumers can put themselves and even their unborn children in danger daily by simply applying lipstick or moisturizer. Outlining a simple beauty regimen and a variety of positive alternatives, this resource educates consumers on how to identify potentially harmful ingredients and protect themselves from their possible long-term effects.--From publisher description.

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