What a good book to read that isn't the size of War and Piece?
Try Mark Shapiro's Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
Shapiro talks about the potential toxins that make it into America destined products vs. the same potential toxins that are banned in the EU.
Your household named companies, such as Proctor & Gamble or Estee Lauder may make the same product in two different ways, one with and one without the potential toxins (carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins -- CMR's), for the US and the countries of the EU, respectively.
How do you like that shnit?
The EU for years has taken this "precautionary principle"
toward the ingredients to the products sold within their countries. And they've managed to garner the economic clout to make the precautionary principle stick.