There are hidden hazards present in today’s homes that may be a
serious threat to your family’s health. It’s called “The Toxic Brew”.
Everyday household cleaners that you use regularly are full of chemicals.
In fact, more than 72,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since WWII!
(Create a Safe and Healthy Home , by Dr. Joyce. M. Woods, 1996).
These chemicals have their costs. Many give off unhealthy fumes that can
irritate the eyes, nose and lungs. Do you find that you have to spray and
run from the room when cleaning your bathroom and shower because the smell
is so bad? Some cleaners are corrosive and can harm your skin. Do you
have to wear gloves to clean? Are your children allowed to touch the
products? Do you feel safe letting them help you clean? Many leave
behind TOXIC chemical residues. Children tend to touch everything and
then put their hands in their mouths or pick up food dropped on the floor.
You know how it goes, it’s the “3 second rule” ! They may be putting
chemicals in their mouths along with their toys and food. When you “disinfect”
their toys, are you sure it’s safe for them to put them back in their mouths?
What residue is on all the cups, bottles and dishes your family drinks from?
Small amounts may not be immediately harmful but can accumulate to cause
health problems over time. Many products contain ingredients that are
suspected of causing cancer. The Consumer product Safety Commission connects
150 chemicals commonly found in our homes to allergies, birth defects, cancer
and psychological disorders. Have you been curious about the increase in A.D.D.
symptoms in children? How about the rise in asthma conditions?
DO WE REALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT?
* There are more than 3 million poisonings every year. Household cleaners
are the #1 cause of poisonings in children and liquid dish soap is the
* There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer, such as leukemia,
since the addition of pesticides into household products.(Source: National
* A 15 year study found that women who worked at home had a 54% higher death
rate from cancer than women who had jobs outside the home. (Source: 17 year
* A woman’s fertility has also been negatively affected by the increased use
of chemicals. In 1934 only 21 cases of endometriosis existed in the entire
world. Today over 5 million women have this condition, which causes infertility
in the US alone.
*In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men, 82% for
women) (Source: Center for Disease Control)
Just reducing (not eliminating) environmental carcinogens alone, would save at
least 50,000 lives from cancer annually. (Source: Dr. Lee Davis, former advisor
to the Secretary of Health)
And we wonder why we have so much illness today?
How is it that these deadly products can be on the shelves?
Manufacturers ARE NOT required to list the exact ingredients on a label.
Chemical names are often disguised by using “trade names”, so you may not
recognize the chemical for what it truly is. Warning labels on containers
refer only to toxic hazards 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. (Please see the list of
Common Household Products and Their Toxic Ingredients. You may find some of
your favorite products listed there.)
What can you do about it?
FIRST, you can get the TOXINS out of your home! There are many safer products
on the market. I can endorse a company* with great confidence that has served
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(which helps out a bunch with our busy life style!) and lots of help with chores
around the house. I can feel safe when children use our cleaning products,
bathe, brush their teeth, wash their hair, eat off our dishes and generally live
in a more non-toxic home and I’m able to help other families to do the same.
My hope is that you will review the facts carefully, do the research, and
prayerfully consider the changes you may like to make to provide a safer environment
for your family as well.
NEXT, you can share this article with others or encourage them to do the research themselves.
Thee important thing is to get the word out and promote change. If more people stop using
these harmful products, perhaps we’ll make an impact on the irresponsible
manufacturers producing them. Be proactive-your family’s health is worth it.
If you are looking for green, safe products or if you have any questions please feel free to call me – Carol Briney 412-781-8773
I can help you get informed and make a decision that is right for you.