Our future – our children and grandchildren – really is at stake. Why isn’t America banning these chemicals? Removing these chemicals from our home has made a huge difference in our lives. My “AAA” grandson (allergies, asthma, ADHD – which I question) is like a new kid. I don’t believe there are that many kids with a true ADHD issue. I believe if more people were aware of the chemicals not only in the products used but in the food ate – they wouldn’t use them and so many of these health issues would go away!
This will be the third of five chemicals I highlight – there are over 80,000! We don’t use just one product with one chemical. We use several. We have a chemical stew in our homes. What we breathe and use on our skin is all getting into our bloodstream. Some folks react immediately and others more slowly. Even if the immune system is being cared for, other organs in the body are being affected (liver, kidneys, lungs). Children (because their immune systems aren’t even fully developed) and Seniors (because their immune systems are weak) are definitely at higher risk. Next time you visit the doctor, acute care center, ER – check out the people. How many are small children? How many are Seniors? Prescriptions will be dispensed that will mask the issue but the cause normally isn’t addressed. (That’s a whole other story!) Please note: I’m not saying all issues are tied to these products.
And if you decide you don’t want this chemicals in your home, you can’t just throw them out. They are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of at a hazardous waste site. This is why I question their placement in our “grocery store cleaning aisle” and wonder why they are promoted for use in our homes. They shouldn’t be promoted at all!
- Formaldehyde is a preservative
- 1,4 Dioxane is a byproduct
- Both are known carcinogens
- Banned in Europe, Canada & Japan
- Eye, Nose & Throat Irritation
- Wheezing, Coughing
- Skin rash, eczema, etc.
- Severe allergic reactions
- Impairs immune function
Check out this website to learn more about the products you use and the health issues they may be associated with.
That Johnson & Johnson has this ingredient in baby products really blew my mind. Are there any here that make you angry as well? Be sure to comment below and then share with your friends.
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