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Toxic Beauty: The hidden chemicals in cosmetics and how they can harm us

Dawn Mellowship

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Prose: non-fiction, Family & health

- Features and easy-to-use guide to the key chemicals to avoid - The value of the natural and organic cosmetics market is predicted to surge by 50% in 2008 in the UK - Includes recipes for natural alternatives to chemical treatments

Every year we each absorb an estimated 2 kilograms of chemicals through beauty and cosmetic products. Chemicals found in lipsticks, skin lotions and hair dyes have been linked with tumours, cell mutation, allergies, reproductive complications, endocrine disruption and cancer. Isn't it time we all paid more attention to exactly what goes into the eye shadows, body washes and deodorants we love to use This compelling and timely book tells you the key chemicals you should avoid, reveals just how natural 'organic' beauty products really are, and features a directory highlighting the health issues surrounding a wide range of products, from hair gel to sunscreens.

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Praise for Toxic Beauty: The hidden chemicals in cosmetics and how they can harm us

  • 'The definitive guide to being totally savvy about what you put on your skin

  • in the name of beauty.' - Lifescape Magazine

  • 'I commend this book which draws attention to a field in great need of safety and efficacy research' - Kris G. McGrath, M.D., Associate Professor Clinical, Division of Allergy, Northwestern University, Chicago

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