Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Toxic Home

What is in my personal and cleaning products that is dangerous to my health?

Insert those words into the search bar on your favorite search engine and you will be disturbed by what you find.

Below are just a sampling of passages I found regarding some of the more common main stream cleaning and personal products.
· Many items you buy every day contain ingredients that can cause allergic reaction, breathing difficulty, dizziness, cancer, birth defects, among other problems.
· 150 chemicals commonly found in homes are linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.

· The average home today contains more hazardous products than are found in a typical chemistry lab!
· According to The Safe Shopper's Bible, below is a list of common household products that contain known irritants, carcinogens and/or neurotoxins.
  • Carcinogens are chemicals that cause cancer.
  • Neurotoxins are chemicals that adversely affect the nervous system, reducing emotional well being, mental alertness, coordination and other functions associated with intelligence.

Now, adults absorb 60% of what we put on our bodies. And in areas under our arms and below the belt, the number increases to 100%!  Makes you think twice about what's in your deoderant and feminine products, doesn't it?

Did you know that it only takes 26 seconds for chemicals we put on our skin to enter our bloodstream???

Click on the icon below to view a chart that outlines the 12 worst ingredients found in every day cosmetics and skin care products:


Now go into your kitchen and your bathroom and look under your sinks where you keep your cleaning and personal care supplies. Read the ingredients and compare them to the list of ingredients on the chart. What did you find?

Did you find any of the products listed below?

Cleaning Products:
3M Aerosol Spot Remover
Ajax Cleaner
Behold Furniture Wax
Bon Ami Foam Cleaner
Dawn Sureshot
Depend-o Blue Toilet Cleaner
Fantastik All-Purpose Cleaner
Formby's Lemon & Almond Spray
Jergens Liquid Soap
Formula 409 Lady Speed Stick
Glass Plus
Joy Dishwashing Liquid
Kleen King Alum.& Copper Cleaner
KR2 Spot Lifter
Lemon Pledge Renuzit Air Deodorizer
Lifebouy Soap
Lysol Disinfectant (all scents)
Most Home & Garden Pesticides
Old English Furniture Spray
Pine-Sol Multi-Action Spray
Pledge Household Cleaner
Scotts Liquid Gold
Shout Aerosol & Stick
Simple Green
S.O.S. Ammonia Glass Cleaner
S.O.S. Vinegar Cleaner
Spic & Span Cleaner
Spray & Wash Stain Remover
Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid
Tilex Soap Scum Remover
Ultra Brite Toothpaste
Windex Glass Cleaner
Personal Products:

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste
Ban Roll-on
Caress Body Bar
Cepacol Mouthwash
Colgate Toothpaste
Crest Tartar Control
Dove Soap Bars
English Leather Deodorant
Gillette Foamy Skin Conditioning
Irish Spring Deodorant
Lever 2000
Listerine Original & Cool Mint
Palmolive Skin Bar
Ponds Dry Skin Bar
Right Guard Deodorant
Scope Mouthwash
Secret Deodorant
Soft Soap
Speed Stick Deoderant

These lists are a mere sampling of the toxic chemical products under your sinks and in your cupboards that can cause serious damage to yourself and your loved ones. In order to protect the ones you love, eradicating your home of these dangerous chemicals is a must!

In fact, the above products are so toxic that they should not be disposed of in your regular trash. They can cause serious harm to the environment and wildlife. Instead, they should be taken to the nearest toxic household products collection site to be disposed of properly by professionals!

But how can this be???? How can these products be marketed and sold by the billions if they are so dangerous to our health???

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC),
"More than 80,000 chemicals permitted in the United States have never been fully assessed for toxic impacts on human health and the environment. Under the current law, it is almost impossible for the EPA to take regulatory action against dangerous chemicals, even those that are known to cause cancer or other serious health effects."
This information is infuriating to say the least!!!  How long have you gone without knowing that so many of your favorite products have been doing your family harm? I'm sure you would agree with me when I say, Ignorance is NOT bliss!!

Thank God there is an alternative!!  You do not have to succumb to using cleaning and personal products that cause imminent harm to the ones you love!

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