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Title: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products - New Book
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THE TOXIC CHEMISTRY OF EVERYDAY PRODUCTS
By Vanja Petrovic, AlterNet
Investigative journalist Mark Schapiro discusses why companies that manufacture hazard-free products for the European Union often produce toxin-filled versions of the same items for America and developing countries.  http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/59714/

In his latest book, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products, Mark Schapiro busts this myth and reveals the grim fact that some companies, whether American or international, often have two production lines: one that manufactures hazard-free products for the European Union and another that produces toxin-filled versions of the same items for America and developing countries.

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