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Is Your Home a Safe Home?
7/5/2007 6:32:30 PM

Most of us, as caring parents, do all that we can to protect our families.

  • We always buckle them in car seats or seatbelts in the back seat of the car.
  • We are aware of the dangers of lead paint. 
  • We avoid sugary foods and drinks.
  • We regularly visit the pediatrician and dentist.
  • We insist they wear bicycle helmets and protective gear.
  • Our houses are adequately child proofed. What most of us don't realize is that one of the biggest threats to our children is the arsenal of toxic chemicals that we have in our homes.

Here are some startling statistics:

  •  EPA surveys find that indoor air can be 3 - 5 times more chemically polluted than outdoor air.
  • After analyzing 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products, 884 were found to be toxic. (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.)
  • According to the National Safety Council, more children under the age of four die of accidental poisonings at home than are accidentally killed with guns at home.
  • Of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological abnormalities. (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Women who work at home have a 54% greater risk of developing cancer than women who work outside the home?

Children are uniquely vulnerable to household toxins because of their higher metabolic rate. They require more oxygen, and they breathe in two to three times as much air, relative to body size, than adults. Additionally, children are more physically active, also increasing their breathing rate. Finally, children play on and close to the floor where many heavier pollutants settle. In short, our children are breathing in more toxins than adults. These toxins are suspected to be a factor in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Also linked to toxins are allergies, asthma, learning difficulties, and immune system disorders. Where are these toxins? They are in a wide variety of household and personal care products, including:

  • Laundry products
  • Dish washing products
  • Toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Deodorants
  • Shampoos
  • Cleaning Product and more!

What can you do? There are safer products available in some health food stores and through some Internet based companies. Some of these out-perform the grocery-store brands, and cost less. If you'd like to know more visit my web site at

Re: Is Your Home a Safe Home?
7/7/2007 5:09:01 PM

There are safer and h ealthier products. If you would like to know more and be educated about the poisons you are bringing into your home, whether it be cleaners, shampoos/conditioners, dishwashing liquids, make-up, etc than I invite you to visit my website located at :




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