- Paperback: 445 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 10, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0020820852
- ISBN-13: 978-0020820857
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Safe Shopper's Bible: A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, and Food Paperback – July 10, 1995
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This book covers a large array of consumer products and foods with a specific focus on cancer-causing ingredients, with specific product types and brands listed for each category. It is based upon hard research from sources including manufacturers' Materials Safety Data Sheets, reports by the World Health Organization and Freedom of Information Act requests to the FDA, USDA, EPA and ATF (which perform their own testing that often never sees the light of day).
Deodorants, shampoos and conditioners, as well as fish, red meat, and various vegetables, are just some of the many products covered. All products are listed in easy-to-read charts by category, with an overall risk level for each, and more specific information if you need it.
In the seven pages the book devotes to deodorants, for example, we see that there are enormous differences in the carcinogenicity of the various products reviewed. They range from products like English Leather A Man's Deodorant Stick, with six ingredients placing users at risk for contact dermatitis (fragrance, parabens, propylene glycol), or cancer (D&C Red 33, FD&C Green 3, FD&C Yellow 6), to Desert Essence Tea Tree Deodorant, which has no such ingredients.
The main failing of the book is that it overlooks substances that are not known carcinogens, such as mercury. Hence, various seafood items are listed as safe which actually pose a mercury risk.Read more ›
However, as a reviewer noted below, it is an essential guide for knowing which harmful ingredients to look for.
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I use this is a reference book for when I have a question about a certain product.Published 2 months ago by Elmira Pitchford
It's a little outdated, but very informative just the same. Melaleuca.com is the largest Health and Wellness store in North America, and none of their brands are listed as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donna Tindall
They need to do an update since it's 15 years old and a lot of the brands don't exist anymore.Published 9 months ago by susan olin
Where was this years ago? It is scary to think of what we've been eating, cleaning with, putting on our bodies, etc that is not particularly good for us. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Katherine M. Burrelsman
Very good information to be aware of. So many toxic ingredients in the products we buy and use.Published 19 months ago by M