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Title:
1001 chemicals in everyday products
Author:
Lewis, Grace Ross.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 388 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Consumer's chemical questions -- Food additives -- Cosmetics -- Cleaning products -- Miscellaneous questions -- Chemicals -- Appendix: Poison control centers.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780471292128
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

There is a virtual laboratory of chemicals in the food we eat and the products we encounter every dayat 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 AZ 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 choosefor yourself and your family.  Inside 1,001 Chemicals in Everyday Products you'll find:

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


Author Notes

GRACE ROSS LEWIS is cofounder and Vice President of Lewis Information Systems, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Reviews 1

Choice Review

This is the second edition (1st ed., 1994) of a monograph which, according to the author, was written to "answer questions and provide information about all the chemicals that you come in contact with every day." It is designed for consumers and is written in a nontechnical style. Part 1 provides brief but clearly written answers to some 200 consumer questions related to the chemistry of food additives, cosmetics, cleaning products, and a variety of other materials. Part 2 contains an alphabetical listing of hundreds of substances from "abaca" to "zirconyl chloride," and for each substance there is a brief but clearly written summary of its use, precautions associated with this use, and a valuable list of synonyms. This monograph appears to be remarkably free of error and provides a reasonable approach to describing the care and use of every day chemicals. Although Lewis's book is not particularly useful to scientists in the field of consumer chemistry, it will be valuable to consumers desiring a clear, balanced, and well-written explanation of the sources and uses of chemicals found in foods, cosmetics and related materials. Appendix listing locations of Poison Control Centers in the US and Canada; extremely detailed index. All levels. H. T. McKone; Saint Joseph College


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