Stacy Malkin gives the cosmetics industry an extreme makeover with her book, Not Just A Pretty Face: The
Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, which has just won an important award in independent publishing.
June 20, 7pm
Red Hill Books
401 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Journalist Stacy Malkin is Communications Director of Health Care Without Harm and co-founder of the Campaign for safe Cosmetics, a national coalition working to eliminate hazardous chemicals from personal care products.
Miss Malkin shows us how the FDA does not regulate skin products, how lead gets into lipstick and coal tar makes its way into shampoo. Why, asks Malkin, does the cosmetics industry market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone-disrupting chemicals that may contribute to that very disease?
For a true cosmetics makeover, Stacy Malkin shows how to put on your game face by knowing what the chemicals are so that we don't all get made up as guinea pigs.
QUOTE: As if there werent enough concerns about the toxicity of cosmetic chemicals, manufacturers are rushing to incorporate nanotechnology that uses particles 80,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair....Animal studies show that some nanoparticles can penetrate cells and tissues, move through the body and brain and cause biochemical damage.
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Added by redhillbooks on May 30, 2008