The Safe Shopper's Bible

A Consumer's Guide to 

Nontoxic Household Products, 

Cosmetics and Food

By David Steinman and Samuel S. Epstein M.D, 1995

  • Can coloring your hair cause cancer? 
  • Which apple juice is safest for your body? 
  • Is furniture polish making your asthma worse? 
  • Where can you find meat without hormones and additives? 
Many items you buy every day contain ingredients that can cause allergic reaction, breathing difficulty, dizziness, cancer, birth defects, and other problems. Which products are safe and which may be harmful? Here, at last, is a comprehensive guide to answer all your questions about thousands of brand-name household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages.

Comments about the book!

  • A rating chart by the authors of Diet for a Poisoned Planet and The Politics of Cancer includes thousands of brand-name listings for their flammable, allergen, irritant, carcinogenic, and other toxic properties. 
  • The authors list thousands of household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages--from car wax to mascara to soup and flea powder--by brand names, rating them for both short-term and long-term health hazards. Charts provide recommendations for the safest foods, toiletries, and everyday household purchases. 
  • Rates thousands of brand-name household and cosmetic products, foods, and beverages according to their short- and long-term health and allergy hazards, and provides recommendations for the safest items. 
"The ultimate shopper's guide. A book that should help you get your money's worth every time you shop while safeguarding your family's health"
-Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Author of the Vitamin Bible

"... The most important book a shopper will ever own. The safe Shopper's Bible is a number-one recommendation on my reading list for all my patients and their families. Use it!"
-Jay Gordon, M.D., Medical Correspondent, ABC Television

"A long overdue and indispensable reference book important to all who are interested in reducing their risk of exposure to harmful chemicals found in most household products, cosmetics, and food. I cannot think of anyone who would not benefit from this book"
-Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., Executive Director, Citizens for health

"The Safe Shopper's Bible is the consumer's action handbook for the '90s: comprehensive, well-documented, with all the appropriate warnings-a compendium of reasonable alternatives. A must for all who care about their health."
-Gary Null, Ph.D.

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