13 May '11, 8pm

Book review: Healthy Beauty — Stay pretty without toxic products ...: Lead in lipstick, formaldehyde in hair str...

Book review: Healthy Beauty — Stay pretty without toxic products ...: Lead in lipstick, formaldehyde in hair str...

As regular green LA girl readers know, the cosmetics industry is largely unregulated. “Healthy Beauty” gives a birds-eye-view of the problem, which centers on the fact that the FDA neither reviews products before they go on store shelves nor has the proper authority to take those products off the market — even when they’ve been shown to be dangerous. Add to that the fact the cosmetics industry’s often deceitful practices — which underplay the dangers of the cheap chemicals and exaggerate the FDA’s involvement in the regulation process — and we’ve got a pretty problem indeed. To drive his point home, Samuel focuses mainly on rising cancer rates, which he says provide the hardest numbers that show this lack of regulation’s creating serious human harm.

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