Not Just A Pretty Face

Author : Stacy Malkan
ISBN : 9780865715745
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible? Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not one cosmetic product has to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration before hitting the market. Incredible? Consider this: The European Union has banned more than 1,100 chemicals from cosmetics. The United States has banned just 10. Only 11% of chemicals used in cosmetics in the US have been assessed for health and safety - leaving a staggering 89% with unknown or undisclosed effects. More than 70% of all personal care products may contain phthalates, which are linked to birth defects and infertility. Many baby soaps are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical 1,4 dioxane. It's not just women who are affected by this chemists' brew. Shampoo, deodorant, face lotion and other products used daily by men, women and children contain hazardous chemicals that the industry claims are "within acceptable limits." But there's nothing acceptable about daily multiple exposures to carcinogenic chemicals -- from products that are supposed to make us feel healthy and beautiful. Not Just a Pretty Face delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. 15 percent of the purchase price of each book sold benefits the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, administered by the Breast Cancer Fund, through December 31, 2012.
Category: Health & Fitness

Chasing Molecules

Author : Elizabeth Grossman
ISBN : 9781610911573
Genre : Nature
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Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.
Category: Nature

The Science And Pseudoscience Of Children S Mental Health Cutting Edge Research And Treatment

Author : Sharna Olfman
ISBN : 9781440830846
Genre : Psychology
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This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance
Category: Psychology

Nicht Kleckern Klotzen

Author : Donald Trump
ISBN : 9783942888646
Genre : Business & Economics
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Donald Trump hat es geschafft. Bill Zanker betrieb eine Consulting-Firma. Er traf Donald Trump und lernte von ihm - das Resultat waren 100 Millionen Dollar Jahresumsatz nach nur drei Jahren.
Category: Business & Economics

Body Soul Watertown Mass

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019551362
Genre : New Age movement
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Category: New Age movement

Author : Stacy Malkan
ISBN : 9862590084
Genre : Cosmetics
File Size : 34.32 MB
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Traditional Chinese edition of Not Just A Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry. The price of beauty is sometimes paid by the damage to ourselves. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Category: Cosmetics

Capitalizing On Environmental Injustice

Author : Daniel Faber
ISBN : 0742533913
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 87.77 MB
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"Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice provides an overview of the achievements and challenges confronting the environmental justice movement. Pressured by increased international competition and the demand for higher profits, industrial and political leaders are working to weaken many of America's most essential environmental, occupational, and consumer protection laws. In addition, corporate-led globalization exports many ecological hazards abroad. The result is a deepening of the ecological crisis in both the United States and the Global South. However, not all people are impacted equally. In this process of capital restructuring, it is the most marginalized segments of society - poor people of color and the working class - that suffer the greatest force of corporate environmental abuses. Daniel Faber, an environmental sociologist, analyzes the global political and economic forces that create these environmental injustices. With a multi-disciplinary approach, Faber presents both broad overviews and powerful insider case studies, examining the connections between many different struggles for change."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Business & Economics

Rain Taxi

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123422722
Genre : Books
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Category: Books