There's Lead in your Lipstick

There's Lead in your Lipstick

Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them

Book - 2011
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By the time she heads out the front door, the modern woman has spritzed, sudsed, and slathered herself in more than 127 different chemicals, many of them more toxic than beautifying.

So how can you look and feel great while safeguarding your health? Get smart and go green from head to toe with the help of eco-expert Gillian Deacon. In The Green Body Guide , you'll learn how to read the ingredients to identify and understand the preservatives that are bad for your body and damaging to the earth, including formaldehyde in deodorant, nail polish, soap, shampoo, and shaving cream; coal tar in hair dyes; lead in lipstick; and many more. This is an indispensable handbook of personal-care choices that are sustainable, both for your health and for the earth.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, c2011
ISBN: 9780143172505
Branch Call Number: 363.19 DEA
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: There is lead in your lipstick


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Nov 30, 2011

A book that should be on everyone's list. Very informative, well written. I was dismayed to learn that my most expensive cosmetics, as well as name brands I thought I could trust, were potentially the most harmful to my health and that of my family and the environment. Great information regarding the Environmental Working Group and their website "Skin Deep" where you can find out how harmful your soap, shampoo, and cosmetics are. Many healthier alternatives suggested for your body from head to toe. Also great info on what ingredients to avoid in "Label reading 101". Definitely worth reading and/or having a copy of your own.

Mar 13, 2011

A Canadian, current, wake up call! Also check out Slow Duck By Rubber Duck and the documentary called 'Chemerical'.

Feb 21, 2011

This book focuses on natural body and hair care products that you can buy (in the States, at least) but there are also some recipes for making your own such products.

debwalker Jan 26, 2011

Deacon helps you identify the dangerous ingredients in all types of body-care products, and recommends the best alternatives.

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