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10 Things You Need To Know About Your Health and Home

Be aware of household chemicals and other dangers

by Tiffany  |  3479 views  |  2 comments  |        Rate this now! 

Crest Tarter Control Toothpaste (carcinogens)

Alberto VO5 Conditioner Essence of Neutral Henna (carcinogens)

Cover Girl Replenishing Natural Finish Foundation (toxic ingredients)

Whole Milk (from cows injected with rBGH, or Bovine Growth Hormone)

Oscar Meyer Beef Frankfurters (unlabled toxic ingredients)

Clairol Nice-n-Easy permanent hair color (toxins)

Ajax Cleanser (silica and other unlabeled toxins)

Lysol Disinfectant Spray (carcinogens)

Zud Heavy Duty Cleaner (unlabeled toxins)

Zodiac Cat and Dog Flea Collar (carcinogens)

Ortho Weed-be-Gone Lawn Weed Killer (carcinogens)

It has been stated that by just reducing (not eliminating) environmental carcinogens, we would save 50,000 lives annually from cancer. We don’t have to live this way. There are safer alternatives that are being phased into the market place. All we have to do is know the facts and buy responsibly.

So, what can you do? Buy Green. It's that simple. Read labels, and if you can't pronounce the names on the label, don’t buy it. Anything that ends in “-cide” is more than likely not going to be good for you or your family.

Be creative in how you clean. Make homemade cleaners and air fresheners. There are many different organic concoctions that you can use to clean your house effectively, such as vinegar or lemon juice.

In the end you will be happier when you and your family are not as sick as much. And who knows, you might save one of your family members from a deadly disease!

About the Author

I am a stay at home mom of three that is dedicated to convert your home to a healthier safer home while saving money!

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2 comments so far...

  • Fascinating and scary. Thanks for this nice summary of toxic substances in the average home. We are trying to switch to natural products - like using a vinegar solution as an all-purpose cleaner around the house. We have also switched to natural non-petroleum based laundry and dish detergents. It's a start! :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 25th March 2008

  • Scary, but very informative. Thanks!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by BlapherMJ on 21st March 2008