Not Just a Pretty Face

Author: Stacy Malkan
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865715742
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Toxic Beauty

Author: Dawn Mellowship
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1856753263
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Face Paint Deutsche Erstausgabe The Story of Make up

Author: Lisa Eldridge
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 383070965X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lisa Eldridge hat sich als Make-up Artist einen internationalen Ruf erworben. Laufsteg und roter Teppich sind ebenso ihr Arbeitsgebiet wie Werbung und Zeitschriftencover. In diesem Buch erzählt sie die Geschichte des Make-ups als Kunstform von der Frühzeit über die Antike, das viktorianische Zeitalter und die Ära der großen Holly­woodfilme bis in unsere Zeit. Lisa Eldridge berichtet über die praktischen, manchmal auch überraschenden Gründe für das Tragen von Make-up und die Materialien, die im Lauf der Zeit verwendet wurden und präsentiert Publikumslieblinge von Audrey Hepburn und Marilyn Monroe bis Madonna und Amy Winehouse, deren Looks von Millionen Frauen kopiert wurden. Das Buch bietet fundierte Einblicke in die Kosmetikbranche und stellt Beauty-Ikonen wie Helena Rubinstein, Charles Revson, Elizabeth Arden und Estée Lauder vor, die unser heutiges Verständnis von dekorativer Kosmetik geprägt haben.

Der Mythos Sch nheit

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499195129
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Inhalt: 1. Der Schönheitsmythos, 2. Arbeit, 3. Kultur, 4. Religion, 5. Sex, 6. Hunger, 7. Gewalt, 8. Über den Schönheitsmythos hinaus, Anmerkungen und Quellenhinweise.

Sociologists in Action on Inequalities

Author: Shelley K. White
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322297
Format: PDF
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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, by Shelley K. White, Jonathan M. White, and Kathleen Korgen, is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

Author: Sharna Olfman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830843
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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

Chasing Molecules

Author: Elizabeth Grossman
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610911571
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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.