Not Just A Pretty Face

Not Just A Pretty Face

The Ugly Side Of The Beauty Industry

eBook - 2007
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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 they've kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not Just a Pretty Face chronicles the quest that led a group of health and environmental activists to the world's largest cosmetics companies to ask some tough questions: Why do companies market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals that may contribute to that very disease? Why do products used by men and women of childbearing age contain chemicals linked to birth defects and infertility? As doors slammed in their faces and the beauty myth peeled away, the industry's toxic secrets began to emerge. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. The good news is that while the major multinational companies fight for their right to use hazardous chemicals, entrepreneurs are developing safer non-toxic technologies and building businesses on the values of health, justice and personal empowerment.
Publisher: [United States] : New Society Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2007
ISBN: 9781550923520
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jul 15, 2011

this book is very difficult to read and it's not a case of bad writing. every time i opened it shiver ran down my spine. i'm not make up junkie and never was i used cosmetics in moderation and now i'm trying to understand HOW MUCH DAMAGE i inflicted on myself and my sons

May 22, 2011

Excellent book! So glad I am not the make up junkie I used to be. I recommenxnd this book and think all women should read it.


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