Drop Dead Gorgeous: Protecting Yourself from the Hidden Dangers of Cosmetics

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Contemporary Books, 2002 - 320 Seiten
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Exposes the truth behind the cosmetic industry

Each day, we are exposed to some 200 synthetic chemicals--without our knowledge. Skin, hair, body, and beauty products are loaded with potential irritants, carcinogens, neurotoxins, and hormone disrupters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified many ingredients found in modern cosmetics as hazardous. Worse still, such product ingredients are easily absorbed through the skin. The potential health problems associated with brand-name cosmetics are many and varied.

As consumers of mainstream cosmetic products, we make up the single largest class of involuntary and avoidable carcinogenic exposures. Yet, the FDA is virtually powerless to protect us. "Drop-Dead Gorgeous was designed to empower you. This timely, much-needed resource uncovers the dangers of these products and lists the nine most hazardous ingredients. The book guides you on how to read and interpret misleading product labels. A variety of natural alternatives and recipes for creating safe cosmetics at home are also included.

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Über den Autor (2002)

Kim Erickson is an environmental journalist who has written for numerous magazines including Natural Living Today, Great Life, Herbs for Health, and Vegetarian Times. She conducts a series of workshops for the Natural Beauty Expo in Las Vegas.

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