This book will change the way you look at cosmetics and personal care products. Based on 10 years of research, and including more than 500 scientific references, it puts the truth about cosmetics and personal care products at your fingertips.
First published 20 years ago as a 60-page pamphlet, more than 50,000 copies have sold in Australia alone.
Science has now shown an even clearer link between the toxic chemicals hidden in these products and chronic illness, especially breast cancer. While there may be only small amounts of chemicals added to these products, they are applied many times each day—by men, women, adolescents and children—and directly to the skin.
Chronic health conditions linked with these products include skin conditions, asthma and allergies, weight gain, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, as well as skin and prostate cancers. Many of the toxic chemicals added to cosmetics and personal care products are quickly and efficiently absorbed through the skin and into the blood and can play havoc with your hormones, leading to an increase in hormone-related cancers, thyroid dysfunction and reproductive difficulties in both males and females.
By reading this book, you will learn not only about the health problems associated with cosmetics and personal care products, but also which chemicals and products you can avoid, and what to look for in a safer product. Making safer choices can go a long way to improving your health.
There is now just too much evidence to ignore.
Dangerous Beauty is both a confronting and fascinating piece of work. Dr Dingle strikes an amazing balance to provide valuable insights and information about cosmetics and personal care ingredients and their implications for our health.
The chemicals and fillers found in these products come at a great cost, in an industry that allows these high-selling commodities to remain largely unregulated and unmonitored when it comes to you, the consumer.
This book will open your eyes to a new way of looking at products, and will show you how certain ingredients affect hormones, biochemistry and obesity, impacting your family’s health and wellbeing.
Dr Sandra Cabot, Sustainable Health GP
After reading this book, I have no doubt that many personal care products and cosmetics are contributing to the increase in chronic illness—especially reproductive cancers and reproductive problems.
With thousands of studies now published on these chemicals and products, it is time we took action instead of waiting around for the government to protect us. We can no longer ignore the effects of the products we apply most intimately to our skin. Reading this book will open your eyes to a new way of looking after your health.
Theo Naarstig, Pharmacist