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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products


Mark Schapiro’s book, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, is an eye-opening account of common chemicals and environmental toxins that scientists around the world have linked to rising rates of cancer, neurological disorders and reproductive problems including premature birth and infertility.
   
Common compounds in cosmetics, hair dye, perfumes, shower curtains, toys, construction materials, cars, electronics and even food have been identified as hormone-disrupting chemicals, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, and carcinogens.

Due to a shocking lack of standards, the United States has become a dumping ground for toxic products banned in European countries. Schapiro explores and explains the problems, and demonstrates that solutions are already available.

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