To dye for : how toxic fashion is making us sick--and how we can fight back /Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, Copyright date: ©2023Description: viii, 293 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
- RA779 .W53 2023
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-293).
Introduction -- Part I: Canaries in the coal mine. In case of emergency : chemicals in the not-so-friendly skies -- Killer fashion : how scientists (rarely) measure chemicals in our clothes -- Part II: A history of chemicals in our clothes. Treacherous textiles : the poisonous price of high-fashion fabrics -- Dangerous dyes : from venomous greens to coal tar colors -- Part III: The price of toxic fashion. Disrupting our fertility : endocrine disruptors and their effects on our bodies -- You're just too sensitive : the mysterious realm of chemical intolerance -- Attacking our own bodies : the looming autoimmune epidemic --Part IV: Where it comes from. The belly of the beast : the reality of textile factories abroad -- Trust but verify : the profitable industry of testing your clothes -- Part V: How you can protect yourself. Cleanup time : what all of us can do for a cleaner closet--and world -- Conclusion.
"Award-winning journalist Alden Wicker breaks open a story hiding in plain sight: the unregulated toxic chemicals that are likely in your wardrobe right now, how they're harming you, and what you can do about it. In To Dye For, Wicker reveals how clothing manufacturers have successfully swept consumers' concerns under the rug for more than 150 years, and why synthetic fashion and dyes made from fossil fuels are so deeply intertwined with the rise of autoimmune disease, infertility, asthma, eczema, and more. In fact, there's little to no regulation of the clothes and textiles we wear each day--from uniforms to fast fashion, outdoor gear, and even the face masks that have become ubiquitous in recent years. Wicker explains how we got here, what the stakes are, and what all of us can do in the fight for a safe and healthy wardrobe for all"-- Publisher.