Chemicals can be absorbed through the skin.
I don't question the toxicity of anything. EVERYTHING is toxic. God, every second of life is a fight for survival. I question the thought that we're so bad off and can only expect terrible things in the future.
We're bad off compared to what? To people in the past? Societies wherein if you weren't married and having kids by 20, you were missing the boat because you expected to live till 50? Is this chemical doomsday comparing itself to this past?
Toxic? If we want to talk toxic, how about the water quality in London in the 18th and 19th centuries? The damned sewage lines (if you can call them that) flowed into the Thames, which was also the source of drinking water. Screw shampoo, how about some feces water every day? It's like those absurd people with the bottled water: boy that tap water must be SOOOOO unhealthy for you...
We seem to have this romanticized idea that humans can only improve, that we SHOULD be able to live a thousand bloody years without a care in the world. We have never had this, we never will.
I don't disagree with the information being correct or not. It may very well be, though I question the accuracy of everything. Hell, let's say it is true! It doesn't make it important. My main point of disagreement is in our caring so much about any of it. It's pointless. If we aren't being poisoned by toxic water we're being done in by chemicals in shampoo or cell phone cancer. There will ALWAYS be something killing us.
God help us if we should ever create a world so boring where there ISN'T anything trying to kill us...