David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen

The David Suzuki Foundation is trying to raise awareness of harmful toxins found in many personal care products like shampoo, face wash, toothpaste, and perfume. These toxins, called the Dirty Dozen, are labeled but we still don’t know what they mean or how the can affect us.
For class, I created an informational booklet targeted towards moms. It explains some Dirty Dozen chemicals found in children’s bath products and gives especially harmful brands to avoid. Also, it lets moms know how the government does not have health standards for the Dirty Dozen chemical ingredients, nor regulations to disclose their damaging effects on people. There is a petition the reader can sign and send in to help put a stop to this. If you’re interested in learning more or signing a petition, go to


My project’s below. The illustrations are paper-cut which was a little time-consuming but I like the result!


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One Response to David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen

  1. Jay Godse says:

    A good rule of thumb is that if you are not prepared to swallow it, you should not be putting it on your skin. Even a toothpaste blob bigger than a pea is toxic if swallowed (unless you use the natural stuff). Most sunscreens is are very toxic (sorry redheads). Most bug repellants are also very toxic. The list goes on…

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