DANGEROUS EXPOSURES - Indoor and
To Protect Against Common
Home Toxins Or Pollutants
The following explains how you can protect
yourself and your loved ones from the many
toxic chemicals to which you are exposed
every single day. The average American has
91 chemicals in his/her blood and some have
as many as 500. These chemicals damage the
brains, body, behavior, and sex life of
birds, wildlife and humans. There is much
proof that common everyday chemicals damage
the immune system often causing recurrent
infections, allergies and even cancer. (One
in every 2-3 people presently will develop
this horrible illness in their lifetime.)
Chemicals damage the brains and nervous
system of children and adults so they cannot
think or behave normally. (Think of ADD and
hyperactivity, autism, learning problems and
delayed development in children). They
damage the endocrine system contributing to
the present thyroid disease and diabetes
epidemic in animals, such as dogs, and man.
They damage the reproductive system causing
infertility, lower sperm counts and smaller
penises in many forms of wildlife and men.
WHICH SPECIFIC HOME CONTACTS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH EFFECTS
AND WHAT ARE SOME SAFE AND SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS?
WATER: Get a water purifier to remove many of the
chemicals. Get a showerhead that purifies the water in the bathroom.
. Chlorine can combine with decaying leaves etc and cause cancer.
The toxic lawn spray from next door can contaminate the ground
water and these cancer-causing chemicals can come out your faucet
in a dilute but deadly form
AIR: Get a quality air purifier that removes, not only, dust,
molds and pollen, but also some chemicals. Avoid going outside
when the lawn chemical trucks are in your neighborhood or if they
are asphalting the streets nearby.
FOODS: Buy as much organic as you can, grow own organically,
join a coop that sells only organic, or find a farmer who uses
PESTICIDE SPRAYS INSIDE
OR OUTSIDE HOME: Call Get Set at 800 221 6188 and get free book
off Internet called The Bug Stops Here. Safer and less expensive
solutions to pesticide problems definitely exist that can eliminate
insects without harming you.
SYNTHETIC CARPETS: Never buy a smelly one! Use wooden floors
or hard vinyl tile and non-harmful glue.
PLASTIC FOR FOODS OR BABY BOTTLES: Buy and Use only glass.
The plastic that goes into the contents of bottles can cause sexual
effects on males and females. The dioxin in plastic can cause
cancer. Soft plastic is the worst and do not freeze or heat in
plastic because more chemicals go into the contents of the containers.
SYNTHETIC FOAM FITTING MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS: Get an all
cotton futon. Make your own from 100% organic sheets and a comforter
cover. Best is an organic cotton mattress but these are very expensive.
DISINFECTANTS AND DEODORIZERS: get natural items from Health
Food Stores- Use nothing with phenol or a pine smell and buy no
scented items unless they are totally natural. Avoid incense and
CLEANING MATERIALS, DISH SOAPS, LAUNDRY CLEANERS, SCENTED
FABRIC SOFTENERS: Buy all natural at Health Food Stores. Use no
anti-cling dryer sheets.
COSMETICS AND BODY LOTIONS, SPRAYS ETC.: Get only natural
personal products at Health Stores. They can contain many known
cancer- causing agents and our government considers the contents
a "trade secret" so the MSD (material safety data sheets) does
not specify these so called "inert" ingredients.
TOOTHPASTE: Get non-fluoridated from Health Food Stores.
One-eighth teaspoon or less of this is unsafe for a seven year
old according to what's written on the outside of some toothpaste
SCOURING POWDER: Use only Bon Ami Polishing Powder without
NEWSPAPER INK, COPY PAPER: Heat smelly newspapers in the
oven until the ink smell is gone and not on your fingers. Watch
out for the colored parts of paper, in particular. The ink in
some books similarly causes many symptoms in some people. The
odor of copy and mimeograph paper similarly can cause many to
develop headaches or illness.
CLOTHING or NEW SYNTHETIC FURNITURE: Buy no polyester because
it contains formaldehyde. Avoid wrinkle-free or stain resistant
fabrics. Buy, if possible 100 % organic cotton (only the type
that needs ironing), silk, untreated wool or rami.
FRESHLY DRY CLEANED CLOTHING: Air it out,
outside, until the smell of the
cancer-causing chemical is gone.
MOTHBALLS: Get safe herbal moth repellants at Health Food
MARKING PENS AND CORRECTION FLUID: This chemical smell
can damage by going directly through the nose and into the brain
affecting writing and thinking.
SHOWER CURTAINS: Get a non-smelly one that is 100%cotton.
GAS, OIL OR FURNACE LEAK ODORS: repair the faulty systems. The
hydrocarbons from oil, gas or coal or incomplete combustion from
a faulty furnace exhaust commonly causes asthma and chemical sensitivities
such as aggression, fatigue, unclear thinking, headaches, muscle
MICROWAVE OVENS: Get a small electric over for heating
small items. If you microwave plastic, it leaks into the food
and can cause girls to develop breast at 6-8 years and also affects
boys sexually-and it is also one cause of breast cancer.
TEFLON COOKWARE: Never heat on high. Use medium or low
only or don't use it at all. The chemical that is emitted can
quickly kill birds and we do not know what it does to children
or pregnant women.
DISPOSABLE DIAPERS: Try Tushies or a cotton diaper service.
Others can contain a chemical that feminizes the males
SANITARY PRODUCTS: Try Essentials at Health Food Store Bleached
products might contain dioxin which is thought to cause endometriosis
and cancer in animals and women
FINGER NAIL POLISH AND REMOVER: Just stop using it.
HAIR DYES: Let it remain gray or use a natural brand of
MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS: fresh paint and solvents like turpentine,
plywood, and particleboard furniture can all be toxic. You can
check what is in any home or personal item by sending it to Anderson
laboratory. They will expose mice and sometimes the mice swell
up, have problems breathing, get rashes and become paralyzed and
die. They can video the response of the mice to a chemical. 802.295.7344. Some school carpets, example, give off chemicals that
do this in less than four hours. See the video or DVD entitled
Environmentally Sick Schools, which clearly demonstrates this.