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Chemical composition of everyday products

Author: John Toedt; Darrell Koza; Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
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Chemicals, both helpful and harmful, affect our everyday lives. From cosmetics to medications to cleansers to lighting, automotive, and office products, each is composed of a complex blending of elements to perform a specific task. This book analyzes over 100 groups of products, identifying the specific chemical composition of a product, the historical use of the product, how it functions, and any associated  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Toedt; Darrell Koza; Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt
ISBN: 0313325790 9780313325793
OCLC Number: 57068445
Description: xi, 205 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Soaps and laundry products --
Personal cleansing products : bar soap --
Synthetic detergents : surfactants --
Laundry aids --
Builders --
Bleaches --
Enzymes --
Fabric softeners --
Optical whiteners (fluorescers) --
Automatic dishwashing detergents --
2. Cosmetics and bathroom products --
Blush makeup --
Body lotions and creams --
Antiwrinkle creams --
Deodorant/antiperspirant --
Eye shadow --
Face masks --
Face powder --
Hair coloring --
Hair conditioners --
Hair gel --
Hair growth products --
Hair removal products (depilatories) --
Hairspray --
Lipstick --
Lip treatments --
Liquid foundation makeup --
Mascara --
Mouthwash --
Nail polish --
Nail polish remover --
Permanent waving of hair --
Shampoo --
Shaving cream preparations --
Sunless tanning products --
Sunscreens --
Toothpaste --
3. Health and medical products --
Allergy treatments (antihistamines) --
Analgesics --
Antacids --
Antidiarrheals --
Antiflatulence agents --
Antifungus foot treatments --
Cold sore treatments --
Contact lens cleaning solution --
Corn and callus foot treatments --
Cough medications --
Decongestants --
Diuretics --
Ear drops --
Eye drops --
Feminine hygiene treatments (1) --
Feminine hygiene treatments (2) --
Hemorrhoid treatments --
Insomnia treatments --
Laxatives --
Magnetic resonance imaging --
Motion sickness treatments --
Premenstrual syndrome drugs --
Pruritus (itch) treatments --
Spermicide (birth control product) --
Topical antibiotic treatments --
Topical anti-inflammatory treatments --
Vitamins --
Vitamin A --
Vitamin D --
Vitamin E --
Vitamin K --
B complex --
Vitamin C --
Wart removers. 4. Baby products --
Baby oil --
Baby wipes --
Diaper rash treatments --
5. Cleaning products --
Ammonia-based all-purpose cleaners --
Drain cleaners --
Glass cleaners --
Metal/jewelry cleaners --
Oven cleaners --
Scouring powders --
Toilet bowl cleaners --
6. Lighting --
Candles --
Fluorescent lights --
Glow sticks --
Halogen lights --
Incandescent lights --
Light-emitting diodes --
Neon lights --
7. Common household and lawn products --
Aluminum cans and foil --
Fertilizer --
Fire extinguisher --
Insecticides --
Water softeners --
8. Automotive and general repair products --
Air bags --
Fuel additives --
Gasoline --
Motor oil --
Radiator fluid --
Superglue --
Synthetic motor oil --
WD-40 --
Windshield wiper fluid --
Wood glue --
9. Common materials and office supply products --
Alkaline batteries --
Correction fluid --
Pencils --
Pens --
Polarized sunglasses --
Rechargeable batteries --
Recycled paper --
Recycled plastic --
Rubber cement --
Spray paint --
Tinted windows --
Appendix : laboratory exercises --
Density determination --
Evaluation of an endothermic reaction --
Growing crystals with seed crystals --
Influence of salt on the freezing point of water --
Making slime --
Making your pennies more valuable : turning copper into silver and gold --
Paper chromatography of M & M colors --
pH determination of everyday products --
Testing an herbicide's effect on photosynthesis --
Testing antacid effectiveness --
Glossary.
Responsibility: John Toedt, Darrell Koza, and Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt.
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