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Healthy Beauty

By Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., D. Path., D.T.M&H and Randall Fitzgerald


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Publication Date: January 2011

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Anti-aging products are the fastest growing sector of the cosmetics industry as women and men are becoming rapidly more obsessed with looking and feeling young. Splashy ads and commercials are everywhere we turn, promising to keep our appearances fresh and our partners satisfied.

But do consumers really know what they’re applying to their faces and bodies in their quests for youth and beauty? Do they know the health risks they’re taking by simply applying lipstick, face moisturizer or deodorant? Toxic beauty products clutter the shelves at retail stores everywhere, and consumers don’t know the avoidable risks they’re taking by following a simple beauty regimen.

Written by Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, a founder and chairperson of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, Healthy Beauty gives the lowdown on salon safety, health risks hiding in everyday products, how we put our children in danger and more. Healthy Beauty will also educate you and your family on easily implemented solutions through the use of a variety of positive alternatives.

In Healthy Beauty, you will learn:

  • How beauty products can affect your children before they’re born
  • The brutal carelessness producers use when creating products for women and children
  • The risks taken when you step into a salon
  • Toxins in men’s products such as deodorant, cologne and aftershave
  • How to protect yourself and your family by reading labels and identifying potentially hazardous ingredients

Through the help of Dr. Epstein and Healthy Beauty, you can protect yourself from the possible long-term effects of a simple beauty product.

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About the Authors

Samuel S.  Epstein, M.D., D. Path., D.T.M&H

Samuel S. Epstein

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., D. Path., D.T.M&H, Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is an internationally recognized authority on the causes and prevention of cancer, the toxic and carcinogenic effects of environmental pollutants, and of ingredients and contaminants in consumer products—food, cosmetics and toiletries, and related public policy concerns. He has published some 270 peer-reviewed scientific articles and authored or co-authored 15 books.

Epstein has served as consultant to the U.S. Congress and as a member of the EPA. He has also presented to the United Nations. Epstein has been awarded numerous honors, including the 1998 Right Livelihood Award for International Contributions to Cancer Prevention, and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism and for International Contributions to Cancer Prevention. Epstein has appeared on major national TV programs including “60 Minutes,” “Face the Nation,” “Meet the Press,” “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show and documentaries, including the 2004 prize-winning “The Corporation.”

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Randall  Fitzgerald

Randall Fitzgerald

Randall Fitzgerald has been an investigative newspaper and magazine reporter and book author for 37 years. He has written investigative features for Reader’s Digest, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. His most recent book is The Hundred Year Lie: How Food And Medicine Are Destroying Your Health, published in hardcover in 2006 by Penguin/Dutton and in paperback in 2007 by Plume.

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Publication Details

Format: E-book (epub)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: January 2011

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