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Toxic trends

The high cost of fashion is not always in the price tag. Sometimes the latest make-up trend or the season's hottest colour conceals something ugly. These toxic trends might have been dangerous if you bought them, but they could be lethal for the people who had to make them.

Words by Ben Gazur

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Dr Ben Gazur has a PhD in biochemistry but gave up the glamour of the lab to be a freelance writer. He specialises in history, science, and the history of science.