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  • 2011-05-09
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    How safe is your home?

    Of chemicals commonly used in homes 150 have been linked to, allergies, birth defects and cancer.

    Cleaning products (which people usually think of first) are not the only problem - after analyzing 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products 884 were found to be toxic. That is 1 in 3!

    According to Philip Landrigan M. D. of Mount Sinai Medical Center, the most pressing health issues for children today are:

     

    1. the rise of asthma

    2. the rise in childhood cancers

    3. the rise in central nervous system disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other learning disorders as the result of environmental neurotoxins

    4. the effects of endocrine disruptors*

    All these are related to toxic chemical exposure in the home.

     

    The GOOD NEWS

    Fortunately, for every almost every toxic product there is a safe alternative available. There are a number of ethical conscientious companies now offering household and personal care products that are safe and more natural. They work just as well or better than of the shelf brands, and in many cases actually cost less. So, there's really no reason to risk the health of your children or yourself any longer.

    As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children yet we all use hundreds of chemicals everyday, supposedly to keep our homes clean and safe.  These same products are destroying our health and more importantly the health of our children. As I talk to more and more concerned parents I learn that most people still use chemicals which would be banned or aggressively controlled in the work place.

    Let's stop poisoning our children. The first step can be as simple as requesting a Free Home Safety Consultation today from one of the Moms or Dads with EveVenture

    Sometimes a solution is as quick and easy as learning where to shop for safer products.

     

    Sources:

    1. Philip Landrigan M. D. of Mount Sinai Medical Center
    2. Children's Environmental Health Center 
    3. Graphic Source: RMBarry.com
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