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Reviewed: The Toxic Consumer

190460142101_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v37814945__1The Toxic Consumer; How to reduce your exposure to everyday toxic chemicals. Karen Ashton and Elizabeth Salter Green. Impact Publishing Ltd.

They are nasty and they are everywhere - chemicals, I mean.

Chemicals used in everyday products - to make things non-stick, bendy, flame retardant or stain resistant - are implicated in a staggering range of health issues including birth defects, lower sperm counts and rising rates of certain cancers.

I don't know about you, but I reckon it might be good to limit my exposure to these nasties, and this book gives advice on how.

It is a concise and easy-to-read guide, which offers a thorough explanation for the contents list of most household products.

Having explaining what the common toxic chemicals are and where they are found, there is a handy chapter on reducing indoor pollution in your home. And although I consider myself to be fairly-clued-up on this subject, it made hair-raising reading.

The Toxic Consumer is priced £7.99 and is available from bookstores or direct from the publisher.

December 30, 2006 in Reviews | Permalink


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