What's in This Stuff, by journalist Pat Thomas, chronicles the arsenal of chemicals present in cosmetics and toiletries marketed as “safe”, despite containing harmful chemical ingredients, many of which have not been properly tested. This book is for anyone who still thinks ‘whiter and shinier’ equals A Good Thing, whether we’re talking toothpaste or toilet cleaner. Did you know that the pre-packaged salad in those mixed bags is washed in a chlorine solution 20 times more concentrated than a swimming pool? Or that there is enough fluoride in the average 100ml family tube of toothpaste to kill a small child? Read on…
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First published issue 47 (Winter 2006)
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