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Is Your Home A Healthy Home?

It's alarming but true - scientists and doctors have discovered that there is a connection between our health and the use of common everyday household chemicals. If yours is the typical home, you probably use dozens of cleaning and personal care products, purchased at the local grocery store, which contain chemical ingredients that could be harmful to your health and the health of your loved ones.

Have We Always Been This Sick?

  • One in three Americans will suffer with cancer.
  • Cancer is the #2 killer of adults and the leading cause of death from disease in children.
  • Birth defects are on the rise.
  • Infertility is increasing - over 2 million couples unable to conceive.
  • Asthma rate has tripled - 20-30 million Americans currently afflicted.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder in adults and children is rising.

What Could Be Causing This?


  • Our greatest exposure to chemicals is right in our own homes!
  • We breathe chemical vapors from household products in the air,
  • We absorb chemicals into our skin while using household products to clean our homes.
  • The home is where over 1.5 million young children are poisoned each year by a cleaning or personal care product!!

The Reason For This Presentation


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They Wouldn't Sell It
If It Wasn't Safe...Would They?

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  • A product that kills 50% of lab animals through ingestion or inhalation can still receive the federal regulatory designation "non-toxic."
  • Of the 17,000 chemicals that appear in common household products, only 30% have been adequately tested for their negative effects on our health.
  • No law requires manufacturers to list the exact ingredients on the package label.

Continued... They Wouldn't Sell It If It Wasn't Safe...Would They?

  • The FDA cannot regulate a personal care product until after it is released into the marketplace.
  • Neither personal care products nor their ingredients are reviewed or approved before they are sold to the public.
  • The FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing on their personal care products before they are sold to the public.
  • The FDA cannot require recalls of harmful personal care products from the marketplace.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products. The results were as follows...

  • 884 of the chemicals were toxic
  • 314 caused biological mutation
  • 218 caused reproductive complications
  • 778 caused acute toxicity
  • 148 caused tumors
  • 376 caused skin and eye irritations

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

POISON!

Hydrochloric Acid!

May Be Fatal!

Vapors Harmful!

Produces Chemical Burns!

Don't get in eyes, on skin or clothing!

Harmful!

Which Products? Which Chemicals?


  • Air freshener - toxic; may cause cancer; irritates nose, throat, and lungs.
  • Disinfectant - very toxic; causes skin, throat, and lung burns; causes coma.
  • Drain cleaner - toxic; causes skin burns; causes liver and kidney damage.
  • Oven cleaner - toxic; causes skin, throat, and lung burns.
  • Window cleaner - toxic; causes CNS disorders; causes liver and kidney disorders.
  • Spot remover - toxic; may cause cancer; causes liver damage.
  • All-purpose cleaner - causes eye damage; irritates nose, throat, and lung burns.
  • Toilet bowl cleaner - very toxic; causes skin, nose, throat, and lung burns.
  • The list goes on...

Personal Care Products

  • Shampoo - may cause cancer; irritates eyes, skin, and lungs.
  • Dandruff shampoo - may cause cancer; causes organ degeneration; causes CNS disorders.
  • Deodorant soap - may cause cancer; causes asthma; irritates lungs.
  • Bubble bath - causes bladder and kidney infections; irritates skin and nose.
  • Mousse and hair spray - may cause cancer; causes lung disease; irritates eyes and skin.
  • Mouthwash - toxic to children; may cause cancer.
  • Breath Spray - may cause cancer.
  • Cosmetics - may cause cancer; causes CNS damage; irritates skin and lungs.
  • Perfume/Cologne - toxic; may cause cancer; irritates skin and lungs.

ONE COMMON INGREDIENT

Care taken while
handling formaldehyde.

Taken from a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) which, by law, must be supplied to anyone who uses any chemical product in the workplace. The MSDS for formaldehyde warns: "Suspected carcinogen; May be fatal if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through skin; causes burns; inhalation can cause spasms, edem (fluid buildup) of the larynx and bronchi, and chemical pneumonitis; extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membrane."

SHOCKING! Formaldehyde is a common ingredient in baby shampoo, bubble bath, deodorants, perfume, cologne, hair dye, mouthwash, toothpaste

BEWARE OF AEROSOLS!

TOXIC CHEMICALS & THE HUMAN BODY

Ingestion

Each year nearly 1.5 million accidental ingestions of poisons are reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers.

Inhalation

Many products give off toxic vapors which can irritate your eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and give you headaches, muscle aches, and sinus infections. This process of releasing vapors into the air is called outgassing.

Absorption

One square centimeter of your skin, an area less than the size of a dime, contains 3 million cells, four yards of nerves, one yard of blood vessels, and one hundred sweat glands.
Any chemical that touches the skin can be absorbed and spread throughout the body.

Home Is
Where The
Chemicals Are

Virtual House Tour at ToxicFreeHomes

By switching to safer, more natural products
you can make your home a healthy home!






Could this happen in your home?

More Dangerous Than Guns Ninety percent of all poisonings occur at home between the hours of 4 and 10 PM, when children are home from school and playing in the house.

Accidents Happen To Adults, Too Poisoning is the number one accidental killer in the home, accounting for over 3,000 deaths in 1985 and over 4,000 deaths in 1990.

What are the long term effects of Chemical Exposure?

The different diseases and conditions linked to chemical exposure are usually the result of long-term exposure. Just as one cigarette is not likely to give you cancer, one non-acute exposure to chemicals in cleaners probably won't harm you either. But we're talking about cumulative exposure to many different products: your mouthwash, conditioner, cologne or perfume, laundry detergent, window cleaner, and so on.

What most doctors and scientists who investigate and treat chemical-related illness contend is that the amount of chemical a person is exposed to is not as important as how sensitive a person might be. Some people can drink three beers and not be intoxicated. Others can feel groggy after drinking less than one beer. It all depends on a person's size and weight and the strength of their detox system.






Your body has a system that destroys and eliminates toxins. Many things that appear naturally in the environment are toxic, and we need to have a strong defense system against them.

  • BIRTH DEFECTS
    Birth defects are the leading cause of death among children ages one to four.
  • INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE
    More than 2 million American couples who want to have children are unable to do so.
  • CANCER
    The National Cancer Institute has a list of twenty know carcinogens and over 2,200 chemicals that are probable carcinogens. Many of these chemicals are in the cleaners and personal care products you buy at your local grocery store.
  • CANCER IN CHILDREN
    Carcinogens can cross the placental barrier. Exposure to carcinogens in the womb may cause childhood cancer by causing tumor development or by altering the baby's genes, leaving them with a predisposition to cancer.
  • ASTHMA
    Some parents constantly spray disinfectant into the air and on all surfaces in their baby's nursery. What they don't realize is they are exposing their children to formaldehyde, cresol, phenol, ammonia, ethanol, and chlorine.
  • CNS DISORDERSToxic Encephalopathy, brought on by repeated exposure to solvents over several years. Symptoms include memory loss, behavioral changes, emotional instability, confusion, inability to concentrate, neurological and personality changes, and problems with manual dexterity.
  • ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER AND OTHER LEARNING DISORDERSYoung people are exposed to so many chemicals that many of them develop sensitivities.
  • MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITYChemicals found in cleaners, personal care products, food, plastics, and even water, can cause this condition. Persons suffering with MCS lack the ability to adequately detoxify their bodies.






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Full Of Risk

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