DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know the number 2 cause of death in the US is cancer. 1,620 people a day die of cancer. 1 in 3 cases in the US are directly linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, weight, or chemical exposure. The American Cancer Society says between 5-10% of all cancer cases are from gene defects. 10 % or less. That means over 90% of cancer cases are under our control. It’s what we allow into our homes and into our bodies.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home—and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 of them caused biological mutations. 218 caused reproductive problems. 778 were toxic to the human body. 146 they knew caused cancer tumors—but were allowed in the US, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Many of these chemicals are allowed in common cleaning supplies in the US—things in your cabinets right now.
The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body a day –80– before breakfast. The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in our home: air fresheners, like plug ins or candles. Second, on the list—chemical cleaning supplies, drain and oven cleaners and furniture polish, as well as dishwasher soap and dish soap. Beauty supplies and personal care products—hairspray, gel, shampoo, and deodorant are laden with chemicals. Most deodorants has aluminum in it. Many scientists believe aluminum exposure may be linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. One of the top pollutants in the family home is laundry soap and fabric softener—you wash your clothes and it sits on your skin. This information, is straight from the government, the US EPA’s Top 10 Killer Household Chemicals study.