How to Avoid Cancer from Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: The Neways
Story (2001) Now a 2005 Edition available
by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
This book explains how to recognize carcinogens
on product labels, boycott such products, and shop for safe alternatives from
non-mainstream industries and thus reduce your avoidable risks of cancer.
This is critical as we are losing the winnable war against cancer, which now
strikes nearly one in two men and one in three women in their lifetimes.This
book explains how to recognize carcinogens on product labels, boycott such
products, and shop for safe alternatives from non-mainstream industries and thus
reduce your avoidable risks of cancer. This is critical as we are losing
the winnable war against cancer, which now strikes one in two men and one in
three women in their lifetimes
According to recent daily use estimates, three personal care
products are used on infants and children, men use ten personal care products,
and women use six cosmetics and 13 personal care products; some products are
used several times daily.
Assuming mainstream industry products each contain only two
carcinogens, this results in daily exposures to six different avoidable
carcinogens for infants and children, 20 for men, and 38 for women.
While ingredients are listed on product labels, there is no
warning as to the cancer risks from any of these ingredients.
It is UNTHINKABLE that women would
knowingly inflict such exposures on their infants and children, let alone on
themselves, if products routinely used were labeled with explicit warnings of
It is UNBELIEVABLE that the powerful
multibillion dollar global mainstream industries continue to inflict such
risks on unsuspecting consumers, especially as safe alternative products are
It is equally UNBELIEVABLE that
regulatory agencies worldwide still deny citizens their inalienable
right-to-know of information on avoidable cancer risks from common consumer
It is even more UNBELIEVABLE that the
"charitable" American Cancer Society and federal National Cancer Institute and
"cancer establishments" worldwide remain recklessly silent and fail to advise
consumers, Congresses and Parliaments, of the scientific evidence for these
avoidable cancer risks.
For safe products visit the website for the
alternative to toxic chemicals: Safe,
Non Toxic Personal Care and Beauty Cosmetics and Nutritionals