Is your home safe?
According to the National Safety Council, more children under the age of 4 die of accidental household poisonings than are accidentally killed by guns at home
The EPA conducted a study that found that toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air pollution.
Of 2,983 chemicals analyzed that are found in personal care products:
- 884 are toxic
- 146 can cause tumors
- 218 can cause reproductive complications
- 778 cause acute toxicity
- 314 can cause biological mutations
- 376 can cause skin and eye irritations
[Source: United States House of Representatives Report through NIOSH, 1989]
Ingestion only accounts for about 10% of household poisonings. 90% of poisoning happens through inhalation and skin absorption.