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, DISHSOAPS, 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.
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