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Toxins...in your home?

Updated: Nov 24, 2018

It all started with a sensitive kid. I mean a really sensitive kid. Asthma, eczema...


So, I started researching what could cause this. I started eliminating foods, making my own clothing detergent. I learned that "fragrance" is a protected term that could mean really nasty stuff (and the company doesn't have to tell you because it's their secret....um?!?!). I was shocked at the amount of toxic ingredients in everyday products.


And guess what? When I cleaned up the house, my son wasn't having all these problems.


1 – Be informed. Look at the ingredients in your household supplies. What is their purpose? Are they toxic?

2 – Be an advocate for your home. Don't let overwhelm stop you from starting this task.

3 – Start switching out dirty household items. I can recommend inexpensive and effective products to make your home healthier. Please enjoy this informative session and then contact me to start your transformation.A full transcript of the video content is below, along with links to the sources that I reference.


Toxic Chemicals

Did you know that in 1976 the United States TSCA Act grandfathered more than 100,000 chemicals into our marketplace? Most of these chemicals have not been tested, but of the chemicals tested, toxic labeling is only required if 50 percent or more of the animals tested die?!?! Um, what? So if 49 percent of the animals tested die I guess our government thinks it’s not toxic?


Links to Cancer

The number 2 cause of death in the United States is cancer. 1 in 3 cases in the U.S. are directly linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, weight, or chemical exposure. THOSE ARE PREVENTABLE! Since the 1940’s, prostate cancer is up 200 percent. Thyroid cancer—155 percent. Brain cancer, 70 percent. Breast cancer, 60 percent. Childhood cancer, 35 percent. The American Cancer Society says only 5 – 10% of all cancer cases are from gene defects. That means 90 – 95% is environmental. Guys, we can change these outcomes by what we allow in our house!


Household Air Quality

Did you know the average home has air quality that is 5 – 7 times WORSE than the air in a major city? Why are we volunteering for this?


Toxic Ingredients

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home. The findings included:

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 United States, even though they were banned in other countries around the world.

376 caused eye and skin irritation.

These chemicals are allowed in nearly every type of cleaning supplies in the United States—common things under your cabinets right now. Even organic cleaners have some known carcinogens that are just naturally derived.

Unfortunately, the consumer has to become informed to make the right choices.

Toxic Products in our Homes

The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body a day, 80 of which are before breakfast. Some of the10 most dangerous chemicals in our home include:

Air fresheners, like plug ins or candles top the list.

1.Chemical cleaning supplies for your counters and floors and toilets, drain and oven cleaners, furniture polish, dishwasher soap, dish soap.

2. Beauty supplies and personal care products including hairspray, gel, shampoo, deodorant.

3. Deodorant containing aluminum is a leading cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in the United States.

4. Laundry soap and fabric softener are top pollutants in the home. Washed fabrics touch the skin all day, and outgases in your closet all night.


Exposure

26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body. What happens when your body is chemically overloaded? Most of the time it shows up as lethargy, inability to focus, sleep trouble, chronic inflammation, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, skin issues, hormones, hot flashes, stress, anxiety and fear. Do you experience any of these? KICK chemicals to the curb. You can control what you allow within the walls of your home. Newborn cord blood samples in the US contain nearly 300 industrial chemicals and pollutants (EWG 2005). This means that the placenta does not protect infants in utero from exposure as previously believed. Your baby or dog is on the floor. What are you cleaning with? What is in the air? What are they exposed too?


So where do you start?

Start small. Start slow. Read the ingredient lists. Do research. If you can’t pronounce it, look it up and figure out what it does! Switch out the biggest offenders first: laundry soap, dishwasher soap, cleaning supplies, candles and plug ins. Toss the candles and plug ins. Swap them out with a diffuser and a pure essential oil. Young Living has oil infused thieves cleaner, laundry soap, and dish soap. These items are both affordable and simple to use. I recommending going

here to get started. Sign up as a member (always 24% off) and order the Thieves Kit (for household toxin removal) or the Desert Mist Kit (for overall health and wellness) ! If you’re a bit overwhelmed, I am happy to be a resource for you. Learning to integrate oils into your home is about small, simple, baby steps. I offer supportive, informational groups for my team! Take it one month at a time. Maybe the first month you focus solely on thieves cleaner and toss every chemical cleaning supply under your sink. Go home and wipe your kitchen down and fall in love—knowing you just boost your immune system instead of taxing your liver.


So remember:

1 – Be informed. Look at the ingredients in your household supplies. What is their purpose? Are they toxic?

2 – Be an advocate for your home. Don't let overwhelm stop you from starting this task.

3 – Start switching out the dirty 10 household items. I can help you with this!

Please take the time to watch this video! I have compiled a lot of research and information for you! I want to share. I want every home to kick this junk to the curb!!!!


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