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Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry Stacy Malkan 0865715742 9780865715745 Coal tar in dandruff shampoo, lead in lipstick, and 1,4-dioxane in baby soap? How is this possible? Simple: The $35 billion cosmeti
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Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan

Coal tar in dandruff shampoo, lead in lipstick, and 1,4-dioxane in baby soap? How is this possible? Simple: The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that theyve 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 nine. Only 11 percent of chemicals used in cosmetics in the United States have been assessed for health and safety-leaving a staggering 89 percent with unknown or undisclosed effects. More than 70 percent of all cosmetics contain phthalates, which are linked to birth defects and infertility. Many baby soaps are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane. Its 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 theres 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.

Author: Stacy Malkan

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 192

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Publication Date: 2007-11-01

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