Dr Zieve talks with Dr Samuel Epstein of the Illinois School of Public Health about the unknown risks associated with cosmeceuticals and about his latest book, "Toxic Beauty."
Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. is an internationally recognized authority on avoidable causes of cancer, particularly unknowing exposures to industrial carcinogens in air, water, the workplace, and consumer products--food, cosmetics and toiletries, and household products including pesticides--besides carcinogenic prescription drugs. He is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. He has published some 260 peer reviewed articles, and authored or co-authored 11 books including: the prize-winning 1978 The Politics of Cancer; the 1995 Safe Shopper's Bible; the 1998 Breast Cancer Prevention Program; the 1998 The Politics of Cancer, Revisited; the 2001 GOT (Genetically Engineered) MILK! The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook; the 2001 Unreasonable Risk. How to Avoid Cancer from Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: The Neways Story; the 2005 Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War; the 2006 What's In Your Milk?; and the 2009 Toxic Beauty (with Randall Fitzgerald). Read more at preventcancer.com