Common Household Chemicals
Common Household Chemicals found in most laundry detergents, deodorants, soaps, perfumes and other household products are Dangerous!
Health officials from time to time warn parents to keep their children away from household poisons and these warnings should be present on all common household chemicals. Now this might seem obvious to you but there are many toxic chemicals found in kitchen, bathroom, laundry and personal care products that are not so obvious.
These are very slow acting poisons, in every day household products, that can very slowly but surely make those children, and the parents, very very sick. You see they are absorbed through the skin and lead to cancer, disorders of the nervous system, and liver problems.
People use soaps, bath products, shampoos (containing Sodium lauryl sulphate or Sodium laureth sulphate), moisturizers, makeup and deodorants (containing aluminium a cause of Alzheimer’s disease), toothpaste with non-organic fluoride, perfumes (toxic cancer-causing chemicals), cosmetics, and last but not least washing detergents (toxic chemical perfumes) and dryer sheets which coat your clothes with toxic chemical perfumes. These are absorbed through your skin.
The commercials say that these products fix problems, remove dirt and grease, make you more beautiful, but the ugly truth is that you are poisoning yourself and your family and will only deteriorate your own
Many kitchen products are also very toxic. Many people purchase dishwashing detergents which are soap products made with a cocktail of common household chemicals that then coat all your cutlery, dishes and glasses with a thin layer of poison. You then eat off those dishes and you have now ingested those chemicals –every day, every week, every year!
"Nearly 100 volatile organic compounds were emitted from these six products, and none were listed on any product label. Plus, five of the six products (air fresheners and laundry products) emitted one or more carcinogenic 'hazardous air pollutants,' which are considered by the Environmental Protection Agency to have no safe exposure level,"
Anne Steinemann, a UW professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs.
Many product manufacturers absolutely deny the health consequences of their products even in the face of scientific research and actually get away with not having to list all common household chemicals on labels. This is one big reason to avoid common cleaning and personal care products and look for the Organic and Natural Certification Labels on products that contain none of those common household chemicals, but only pure natural and organic plant based products.
This of course has addressed the health issue but then there is the effect these chemicals have on our environment. Just think about it for a minute. If the Environmental Protection Agency say there is no safe level of exposure to these toxic chemicals found in common household products, then if we really shouldn’t be putting them on or in our bodies, doesn’t it stand to reason that they should not be in our greater environment either?
When they get into our soils and waterways, they are always present and being ingested by us through fruit, vegetables, cereals, and livestock, poisoning the wildlife, and generally poisoning the planet!
"If modern medicine were responsible for treating lawns, they would diagnose a shortage of water as 'yellow grass disease' and prescribe 'green lawn paint' at $100/gallon to make the lawn look greener."
Spread the word. Send this article to a friend and let them know to avoid common household chemicals in future. Instead use only Organic Natural Skincare, Organic Makeup, Eco-Friendly products.
You will be doing your body and health a big favor and saving our struggling planet too.
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