Definition: A usually urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes
Everyone knows that women—in their relentless pursuit of beauty and wrinkle-free skin—expose themselves to dozens of hazardous chemicals every day. The FDA recently reported that there was lead in 400 different kinds of lipstick. In addition there are coal tar derivatives in dark hair dyes, and hormone disruptors in perfumed beauty and personal care items.
But women aren’t the only ones dabbing a little fragrance behind the ears and on the wrists. Ann Blake, a California-based molecular geneticist says that men are exposed to as many as 80 chemicals every day in products like shampoo, soap, shaving cream, and aftershave (that Axe stuff is enough to peel the paint off the wall).
According to Blake, chronic exposure to the chemicals in some of these products has been linked to cancers, autoimmune and neurological diseases, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and reproductive disorders (why is that that everything men do seems to affect their sperm quality or production?
There’s a more complete article on this in the Philippine Daily Inquirer here: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/38993/men-warned-vs-use-of-beauty-products