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1,001 Chemicals in Everyday Products

Grace Ross Lewis

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ISBN 10: 0442014589 / ISBN 13: 9780442014582
Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994
Used Condition: Used: Good Soft cover
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Title: 1,001 Chemicals in Everyday Products

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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This informative and easy-to-use guidebook covers a wide range of chemicals in common household products, from food, cosmetics, and cleaning products to gardening and car care products. Here is detailed information on uses, product/chemical synonyms, and important safety precautions. Designed for speedy reference to vital facts, the book makes extensive use of graphs to depict products and uses. Illustrated.

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What everyone should know about hundreds of chemicals used in today's products . . .

Olestra in fat-free snacks, aldicarb on potatoes, PCBs in electrical components . . .

There is a virtual laboratory of chemicals in the food we eat and the products we encounter every day--at home, at school, and at work. What are these substances and how are they used? How are they helpful? Can they be harmful?

Here are fast, hands-on answers to these and other crucial questions about hundreds of chemical substances we come into contact with on a regular basis. From MSG in food to perchloroethylene in dry cleaning, this A - Z guide provides clear, no-nonsense information on the use and health effects of hundreds of chemicals found in food, medicines, cosmetics, cleaning solutions, lawn and garden products, and more. Well-organized and easy-to-use, it gives you the help you need to make smarter choices about the products you choose--for yourself and your family.

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  • Entries listing products, uses, precautions, and synonyms
  • Direct answers to over 250 frequently asked questions on everyday chemicals
  • Handy product and chemical synonym indexes
  • A nationwide listing of Poison Control Centers

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