Toxins in Our Environment

cleaning products

Audios:
The Beast Behind the Beauty
Chemical Free Lifestyle for Pets

Blog Post:
High Levels of Toxic Industrial Chemicals Found in Dogs and Cats

ARTICLES

The Germ Theory:
Biological Terrain vs The Germ Theory
Biological Terrain vs. the germ Theory – another viewpoint
The Dream & Lie of Louis Pasteur
Pleomorphism of Microorganisms and Theories of Infectious Disease

Food Products
The Hormone Disrupting Additives You Need To Know About

Household Products:
Dirty Secrets: What’s Hiding In Your Cleaning Products?
It’s Not Personal, It’s The Chemicals
The Top 12 Cancer-Causing Products in The Average Home
What’s In Your House?
Documentary Reveals the Dangers of Everyday Chemicals
Products that Off-Gas Air Contaminants
The best, and worst, laundry detergents with 1,4-dioxane contamination
Fragrances in Common Household Products Contain Many Toxins
Chemicals in Cleaning Products Linked to Asthma, Allergies
Are You Poisoning Your Household With this Chore?
Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Found in Many Household Products
7 Reasons to Ditch Dryer Sheets
Alarm Over Gender-Bender Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products
10,000 toxic chemicals need to be retested for human safety, warn scientists
Toxic Chemicals Contribute To Weight Gain
Toxic Household Chemicals: Part I
Indoor Air Pollution is a Serious Threat to Your Health
Air Freshener Blamed for Fire That Killed Family Pets
Exposure to common household chemicals may cause IQ drop

Personal Care Products:
What are you putting on your body?
5 Reasons Men Should Ditch Their Aftershave
Personal care products found to increase diabetes risk by 60 percent in women
Revealed… the 515 chemicals women put on their bodies every day
Not So Sexy: Hidden Chemicals in Perfume and Cologne
Toxic Phthalates Commonly Found in Baby Powders, Lotions and Shampoos
Common Mouthwash Products Boost Risk of Oral Cancer by 900 Percent
Recognize Toxic Chemicals in Body Care Products
5 Dangerous Chemicals in Conventional Sunscreens

Fragrances:
Why Scented Products (Fakegrances) Are Not Safe
Fragrances in Common Household Products Contain Many Toxins
Fragranced Products Emit Toxic Chemicals
The Reckless Self-Interest of the Fragrance Industry
Toxic Phthalates Commonly Found in Baby Powders, Lotions and Shampoos
The Chemical Scents Retailers Use to Lure Shoppers Might Do More Than Just Smell Bad
New Study Finds Scented Candles and Air Fresheners Pose Massive Health Risks
Olfactory Engineering – How Corporations Control Your Thoughts, Moods and Actions Through Smell

Yard Products:
Genetic Fallacy: How Pesticide Companies Silence Scientific Dissent
Common herbicide used on U.S. crops castrates male frogs
Home Insecticides Linked to Autoimmune Disorders
Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells
New Study Finds Pesticides Double Risk of ADHD in Our Children
Green gardening secrets: How to eliminate bugs and pests without using poison
Lawn Chemicals and Cancer in Dogs
Garlic Insecticidal Soap Spray
Pesticide formulations up to 1000 times more toxic than active ingredients tested for safety

Food & Water:
Synthetic Food Colors and Neurobehavioral Hazards: The View from Environmental Health Research
Food Colorings, Dyes~ Hearings 1977~cancer
Food Dyes and Additives Found to be Unsafe: Linked to ADHD & Cancer
Fluoridation is the Ultimate Deception
Why the fluoridation of public water supplies is illegal
Safely Avoid and Remove Dangerous Man-Made Fluoride, Part I
Safely Avoid and Remove Dangerous Man-Made Fluoride, Part II
Cancer Warning to President: Chemical Causes Overlooked
“All Natural” claim on food labels is often deceptive: foods harbor hidden MSG and other unnatural ingredients
The Link Between Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Obesity
MSG is Where You Least Expect It
MSG Now Used to Spray Crops
Consumption of soft drinks and high-fructose corn syrup linked to obesity and diabetes
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Produces Toxic Chemical “HMF” When Heated
Caffeine and your adrenals – could they be paying dearly?
Soy: For Your Health or Their Wealth?
Newest Research on Why You Should Avoid Soy
Beware of the Dangers of Soy

Links to Websites

www.ewg.org
www.chemicalbodyburden.org
www.toxicnation.ca
www.nosg.org

Alternative Products, Articles, and Resources

How To Safely Clean Your Home without Using Toxic Chemicals which could be harmful to your pets
ART: The Art and Science of Beautiful Skin by Young Living
Clean Hands & Home Safely With Thieves by Young Living
Non-Toxic Home Cleaning
www.GardensAlive.com
Common Herbs can be used as Natural Pesticides
Natural Plant-Based Pesticides: Ready for Use
Cut the Chemicals and Enjoy More Energy
Clean Your Air and Brighten Your Day with Houseplants
Essential Oils in Place of Deodorants
Green Cleaning Tips for the Home or Office

IMPORTANT FACTS regarding TOXINS in our environment

50 % of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality (Source: 1989 State of Mass. Study) 3 groups of people are primarily affected by indoor chemical concentrations because they spend more time indoors and their immune systems are weaker.

The three groups are:
Infants and toddlers
Elderly
Chronically ill
(Source
1988 EPA 5 years study)

The top 12 cancer causing products in the average home include the following:
Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder with Talc
Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste
VO 5 Hair Conditioner
Clairol
Nice N Easy Hair Color
Ajax Cleaner
Lysol Disinfectant
(Source: The National Cancer Prevention Coalition)

Liquid Dish Soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home (contain formaldehyde and ammonia in most brands)
Of the chemicals found in personal care products:
884 are toxic
146 cause tumors
218 cause reproductive complications
314 cause biological mutations
376 cause skin and eye irritations
(Source: United States House of Representatives report, 1989)

The State of California recently passed legislation requiring a 45% reduction in the amount of toxins found in:
Hairspray aerosols
Furniture polish
Window cleaners
Air Fresheners
Laundry detergents
Nail polish remover
Insect repellent
Hair styling gel and mousse
Shaving creme
(Source: Healthy Homes in a Toxic World)

Out of 1,435 pesticide poisonings in a 1 Year period, over 40 % were due to exposure to disinfectants and similar cleaning products in the home.
(Source: State of California Study)

Just reducing (not eliminating) environmental carcinogens alone, would save at least 50, 000 lives from cancer annually (Source: Dr. Lee Davis, former adviser to the Secretary of Health)

Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than woman who work outside of the home (Source: 17 year EPA study)

Over the last 20-30 years, as more toxic chemicals have been introduced in greater amounts, the levels of toxins stored in our bodies has risen.

Bio accumulation studies have shown that some toxins store in our bodies for life. Greater and greater amounts are being stored at younger. Diseases that used to occur later in life are now appearing at younger ages. Disease that used to be rare is more frequent. For example:
There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer since the addition of pesticides into household’s products
(Source: National Cancer Institute)

In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men and 82% for women- the higher rate for women is believed to be due to the womens’ longer exposure to household chemicals (Source: Center for
Disease Control
)

Due to the increase in toxic buildup in our bodies, including the toxic buildup of formaldehyde, dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used too. (Source National Institutes of Health)

Bodies now start to decompose within 7 to 10 days after death. During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese bodies started to decompose within 24-28 hours, Americans didnt start to decompose for 4 to 5 days. Two times as much formaldehyde was needed to embalm a person twenty years ago as is needed today.

There is an increased risk for leukemia in children where parents have used pesticides in the home or garden before the child’s birth (Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Some products release contaminants into the air right away, other do so gradually over a period of time. Some stay in the air up to a year. These contaminants, found in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, eye/skin/respiratory tract irritations and some cause cancer. (Source: American Lung Association)

The following products are just a few that are so toxic they would be disposed in a toxic waster dump:
Floor care products
Furniture Polish
Window cleaner
Bug spray
Nail polish remover
(Source: Water Pollution Control Federation)

Warning labels on containers refer ONLY to toxins hazard from ingestion, however only 10% of health problems from chemicals are caused by ingestion.

90% are caused by the inhalation of vapors and absorption of particles.

Government regulations require that only the most EXTREMELY Toxic substance must contain a warning label. Labels that say the following should be removed from your home immediately:
*Do not induce vomiting
*Corrosive or fatal if swallowed
*Harmful or fatal if swallowed
*Call physician immediately- Get emergency aid
*Warning (means that (1 teaspoon of product can harm or kill an adult)
*Danger (means that as little as 5 drops can harm or kill an adult)
*Phenol is a very common chemical that is found in household products. Health effects from phenol include:
*Corrosive to any tissue
*Harm to the central nervous system
*Primary rout of entry is through the skin
*Phenol is found in the following common products:
*Air fresheners
*Carmax
*Blistex
*Anti-itching and pain relieving lotions
*Chloroseptic throat spray
*Feminine powders and sprays
*Furniture polish
*Disinfectant cleaner
*All-purpose cleaner