Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good to know

  1. 150 Chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, psychological disorders, and cancer. ( Source : Consumer Protection Agency)
  2. According to a US House of Representatives Report in 1989 of the chemicals found in household/personal care products 884 are toxic, 146 cause tumors, 218 cause reproductive complications, 314 cause biological mutations, 376 cause respiratory and skin irritations. (USA Federal Code Regulation)
  3. In 1901 cancer was rare, 1 in 8000 people today the American Cancer Society stats state that 1 in 3 will be stricken with cancer.
  4. In 1985 the EPA found that hazardous chemicals in our household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor pollution. Lysol actually contains dioxins, a registered pesticide!
  5. The top 12 cancer causing products in the home called the Dirty Dozen according to the Cancer Coalition include, Ajax Cleanser, Lysol, V05 Conditioning Shampoo, Dove Soap, Crest Tarter Control Toothpaste, Johnson & Johnson baby powder w/talc.
  6. Breat Cancer is the #1 killer of women between the ages of 35 and 54. Primary cause of breat cancer are genetic dispositions, laundry detergents, bleach, cleaners and pesticides. (American Cancer Society)
  7. Did you most laundry detergent contain NTA which is a carcinogen (cancer causing agent) and it takes the average laundry detergent 10 rinse loads to remove evidence of NTA
  8. The curret list of substances that OSHA regulates as carcinogens: asbestos, 4-Nitrobiphenyl, alpha-Naphthylamine Methyl chloromrthyl ether, 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts) bis -Chloromethyl ether, beta-Naphthylamine, Benzidine, 4-Aminodiphenyl, Ethyleneimine, beta-Propiolactone, 2-Acetylaminofluorence, 4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene, N-Nitrosodimethylamine, Vinyl chloride, Inorganic arsenic, Cadnium, Benzene, 1,2,-dibromo-3-chloropropane, Acrylonitrile, Ethylene oxide, Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde Facts:
  • Formaldehyde is highly toxic substance
  • It is a known cancer - causing agent
  • It damages the neurological connectors in the body
  • It is an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat & lungs and can cause: skin reactions, ear infections, headaches, depression, asthma, joint pain, dizziness, mental confusion, etc.
  • Formaldehyde is commonly found in: mouth wash, hairspray, cosmetics, cleaning products, perfume, waxes, hairsetting lotions, shampoo, air freshners, fungicides, fingernail polish, floor polish, dry cleaning solvents, toothpaste, laundry spray starch, antiperspirants...just to name a few
Common Names for Formaldehyde:
  • Formalin Methanal Methyl aldehydeMethylene Oxide Bfv
  • Fannoform
  • Formol
  • Fyde
  • Karsan
  • Methaldehyde Formalith
  • Methylene Glcollvalon
  • Oxomethane Formalin40FormalinFormicAldehyde HochParaform Lysoform
  • Morbocid Trioxane Polyoxmethylene
Formaldehyde Releasers - Benzylhemiformal, Quaternium 15, bromonitropropane-1

For your own research - visit the EPA website,, OSHA,,

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