Thursday, December 30, 2004

Secret EPA Deal Set To Abandon Year-End Ban of Deadly Pesticide Dursban

EPA is negotiating a Christmas present for Dow Chemical Company that allowscontinued production and use of its controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos(Dursban) for home termite use three years beyond an announced phase-out,which was to begin December 31, 2004.

Washington, DC, December 20, 2004 - EPA is said to be secretly negotiating adeal with the Dow Chemical Company to extend a major use of theircontroversial and hazardous insecticide chlorpyrifos (trade name Dursban).The agency, according to sources, appears poised to grant Dow Chemical athree-year extension on a planned phase-out for termite use on new homesannounced as a part of a major reduction in residential uses in June 2000.The phase-out of remaining termite uses was to take effect at the end ofthis year, by December 31, 2004, when production was to stop, followed by ause prohibition to take effect at the end of 2005.

With much fanfare in June 2000, EPA announced the end of chlorpyrifos forresidential uses because of concerns associated with neurotoxic effects inchildren. EPA said, "Through this review, EPA has determined thatchlorpyrifos, as currently used, does not provide an adequate margin ofprotection for children. This action adds a greater measure of protectionfor children by reducing/eliminating the most important sources ofexposure... Over the next several years, remaining uses, including spot andlocal termiticide treatments and pre-construction termiticide applications,will be phased out." (See "Questions and Answers for Consumers about Chlorpyrifos," June 8, 2000.) Since its 2000 announcement, EPA has notdisclosed new data justifying continued exposure to a chemical that theagency has linked to adverse health effects, particularly in children.However, sources say that a new Dow risk assessment finds "acceptable"risks, while EPA does not have new indoor air monitoring data on treatedhomes, which experts say is necessary in reassessing risk and reversing itsearlier agreement with Dow. Advocates question why these issues have notbeen resolved since the announced phase-out in 2000 and before this week's deadline.

"If EPA proceeds with this deal, it is shirking its basic responsibility to protect children and the public from hazardous pesticides like chlorpyrifos and only serving the interests of Dow Chemical," said Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, a national environmental and public healthgroup based in Washington, DC. "There are widely available alternatives which make this hazardous chemical simply unnecessary," he said.

2000 square foot home requires that 380 gallons of pesticide be pumpedinto the ground. In a 100-home subdivision, about 38 thousand gallons are used. Pre-construction termiticide use is estimated at 400 million gallons.

As an alternative approach, borates can be applied directly to wood during the dried-in phase of construction, saving the builder time and money and providing termite protection for as long as the wood is in service.Borate-based products exhibit low toxic exposure to humans and other mammals. Other alternatives include steel mesh barriers and steel termiteshields under and around foundations.

Editors note: If you are in a house that has probably had some kind of pesticide treatment.... it might be time to take a look at indoor air purification. Barefoot's Secret Manufacturer makes a state of art, high tech air puirifier that looks like a piece of art instead of a high school science project. Check it out online HERE


Monday, December 20, 2004

Anti-bacterial Soaps... Do they help or hurt?

I always have always felt that a pH balanced soap like Barefoot Secret's Hand and Body Wash keeps you washing the germs away, and keeps the acid mantle protection on our skin that is so important for our own body's defense system.

Here is some information from Beyond Pesticides, that goes along with my feelings why not to use Anti-bacterial Soaps!

"Triclosan is found in hundreds of common everyday products, including nearly half of all commercial soaps. It is used so frequently that Triclosan has made its way into the human body....a Swedish study found Triclosan in human breast milk in three out of five women."

Numerous studies have found that Triclosan promotes the emergence of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. There is good evidence that with the continued wide spread use of Triclosan, antibiotic resistance will become increasingly problematic.

The article really hits it on the head....this stuff is in your bathmat, your towels etc....they are putting it everywhere....some sheets and blankets have it.

I don't want my new babies having this stuff for dinner do you?

Did you know 80% of what is put on your skin asorbs into your body? It's really kind of scary if you think about it...
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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Why Barefoot's Herbal Product is so important.....

Editors Note: Due to the manufacturer's guidlines I'm unable to post the name of the manufacturer or the trade marked names of the products I'm writing about, but when you click on any of the links it will take you to the manufacturer's site so you will know who it is.

Hint.... To learn the company I write about just click a link and the mystery is solved...

I had the opportunity to listen in on a call last night from our upline Master Coordinator. (top of the "secret" company) Jim Burke...

He confirmed what I have believed for years and that's my favorite product, Barefoot's Herbal Jim talked about how "Herbal" is NOT a laxative, but a body cleanser. It cleanses the NODES, colon, blood, liver, kidneys.

Dr.(name of manu) spent 8 years researching for the formulation of this product. He made "Herbal" in the early 40's because he knew that people were not eating enough fiber foods and too much processed foods and we were going to be in BIG trouble with degenerative diseases.

Remember, every major disease starts in the colon and intestines. "Herbal" is a wonderful body cleanser. We need to cleanse the inside of our bodies DAILY like we cleanse the outside. Dr. ---- called "Herbal", "Our Long Handle Toothbrush for our insides"!!

I believe like Jim believes that EVERY human being on the face of the earth needs this product DAILY. We would not have the cancers, the degenerative diseases if we kept our bodies cleansed and flushed with "Herbal". Jim Burke is a biochemist, a Master Coordinator and has done years of research in the field of nutrition. He knows what he's talking about.

Hope you take your "Herbal" tonight!!!

You know what's really weird...just yesterday I was talking to a customer on the phone and she had overheard a conversation at the Dr. Office waiting room. It was someone talking about migraines and how he has used "Herbal" 1 tablet a day for over 7 years to keep his migraines at bay. He went on to say that he has tested the product several times by stoping to take it for a few days and with out fail the migraines come back!!

This man in the waiting room was also talking about how reasonable the price is ($7.95 for 60 tablets) and how he feels that some of the medical professionials don't want people to find out about this inexpensive cure for migraines.

My customer called me and was asking if I had ever heard of people using "herbal" for migraines? Gosh it was almost like day..sha..voo.. when I heard Jim's call last night. It really does make since keep the insides clean and lots of other health problems disapear.

Oh and by the way I do know of several areas that health professionals recommend this product and other "Barefoot's Secret " products.

To learn more about the manufacturer and this wonderful "herbal" product go to: www.shaklee.net/barefoot

Thursday, December 09, 2004

This Air Purifier is Amazing...

I stepped in gasoline and couldn't get the smell out of a favorite pair of shoes. I thought I'd have to throw them away. I put them next to the Air Purifier for a day and the odor was gone!!

---> Valerie Miles, Board Certified Pediatrician, says: " The --- Air purifier has been just amazing for kids with respiratory probelms, such as asthma and allergies."

Her statement is in harmony with a statement from the EPA: " Long-term health effects from repeated exposure to polluted air include some respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. It is prudent to impove indoor air quality in your home, even when symptoms are not noticable!"

--> Clinical tests showed that ---Air Purifier reduced airborne mold up to 97% in only 4 days...

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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Environment Safe Cleaners

Heavy-Duty Jobs Require a Heavy-Duty Cleanser

Dirty ovens and sinks, messy stovetops, charred barbecues, and baked-on casseroles require a heavy-duty cleanser. But that doesn't mean it has to be filled with harmful chemicals in order to perform. This hardworking cleanser uses natural abrasives to get the job done without ammonia, chlorine, or other toxic fumes. Its tough cleaning paste quickly and safely scours greasy dirt and hard-to-clean surfaces.

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Monday, December 06, 2004

Discover Barefoot Household... BIODEGRADABILITY

Biodegradation may be defined as the destruction of organic chemical compounds bythe biological action of living organisms.

Ultimately, the organic matter is converted to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic salts and products associated with the normalmetabolic processes of the bacteria. Thus, in this process complex matter is generally reconverted back to its primary building blocks in nature. And the cycle continues

At Barefoot Garden, our goal is to formulate cleaning products which not only contain biodegradable cleaning agents, but with auxiliary builders (boosters) that, ultimately,undergo breakdown as well. In addition to ultimate breakdown, the speed of the biodegradation process is also a critical factor.

According to the Modified Biodegradability Test protocol developed by the OECD(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) group of experts, any product in which at least 60% of its organic chemical load biodegrades within 28 days under standard test conditions, is not only Biodegradable, but conforms to therequirement for Readily Biodegradable status (No single standard for Biodegradabilityexists in the United States at the present time).

For the Barefoot Garden line of cleaning products, the internationally recognized Europeanstandard OECD Modified Biodegradability Test validates the claim of ReadilyBiodegradable for every product except our Germicide and Fabric Softener. For Softener , biodegradation does occur, a little too slowly (approximately 53% of materials in 28 days) to be classified as Readily Biodegradable.

Unfortunately, the current technology for our disposal for this product lacks softening agents which meet the requirements for Readily Biodegradable status. However, we remain vigilant to new technologies which may satisfy requirements for both softening effectiveness and quick biodegradation. In the case of the germicide, the germicidal ingredients are, by necessity, not readily biodegradable. If they were, they would not effectively kill or disinfect the target organisms.

This is generally true for all germicidal products. The ingredients do eventually break down and become inert after use, or when disposed of according to directions.

In summary, our cleaners are formulated with the safest, most effective, non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients available. Our continuing effort is to include thoseingredients which degrade naturally into the basic building blocks of carbon dioxide and water, thus minimizing contamination of wastewater systems, rivers and lakes.

Information received direct from:Jim Greene, V.P. of Product Development for the Forest C. ----Research Center

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Friday, December 03, 2004

M.D. Allergist comments on our Air Purifier

Testimonie By: Dr. Michael O'., MD

I am very enthusiastic about the "Air Purifier". I'm particularly impressed with the technology.

The system appears to have a unique ability to purify the air of odors, particulates and other contaminants including mold. What impresses me most is that the photoionization.

Ultraviolet...does so much more than hepas, electrostatics, etc. because they cleanse particulates but it actually seems that most others aren't really killing anything. We have patients who have purchased other types and have not gotten results.

This is not the same old stuff.

Especially, I think, for people having problems with molds. It is so important for people to realize that a unit that does a whole house for this price!

The price is extremely reasonable. I've had patients who have paid $400-$800 for something that does only a small amount of space and not even that as well as the Air Purifier.

We have people who go to Wal-Mart or someplace else for something cheaper, but they don't get anything that will get the job done.

For people looking for a whole house solution, the price is very reasonable! We have not found central filters very helpful. Most patients I deal with here (in the Denver metro area) and in the mountains don't have air-conditioning so a central filter for them only works six months out of the year.

They also only work when the fan is running - that stirs up even more dust and pollutants. We certainly recommend "Air purifier" for those patients who are looking for something to deal with all the contaminants, molds, particulates, odors, etc.

We are very impressed with the way it's approaching air quality problems. Mold and odor problems are serious business. Not all our patients want to treat their air, but for those who do, we feel this is the most effective solution.

I can see how, in some parts of the country, this would be an even more invaluable asset places where the humidity is higher, so molds are more prevalent. Thank you for the one page data information.

We are sharing this with our patients as we recommend the unit to them. This unique technology is really exciting and impressive.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

A"Barefoot Product" Parable....

I thought I’d share this wonderful little parable that has been making the rounds in ---- in some form for many years. I hope you enjoy it…

And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach and green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

And Satan created fast food. And brought forth the 99-cent double-cheeseburger. And Satan said to Man, "You want fries with that?"

And Man said, "Super size them." And Man gained pounds.

And God created the healthful yogurt, that woman might keep her figure that man found so fair.

And Satan froze the yogurt, and brought forth chocolate, nuts and brightly colored sprinkle candy to put on the yogurt. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "Try my crispy fresh salad."

And Satan brought forth creamy dressings, bacon bits, and shredded cheese. And there was ice cream for dessert. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "I have sent you heart-healthy vegetables & olive oil with which to cook them."

And Satan brought forth chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained pounds, and his bad cholesterol went through the roof.

And God brought forth running shoes, and Man resolved to lose those extra pounds.

And Satan brought forth cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil to change channels between ESPN and ESPN2. And Man gained pounds.

And God said, "You're running up the score, Devil".

And God brought forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition.

And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fat fried them. And he created sour cream dip also. And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chips swaddled in cholesterol.

And Man went into cardiac arrest.

And God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery

And Satan created the HMO.

And God looked over the earth and the clean air given to us to breathe, the clean water given to us to drink, and all the good food given to us to eat.

And Satan’s handiwork of smokestacks, phosphates, chemical food additives and single hull oil tankers.

And lo, Man was lost in the easy temptations of Satan’s making and Man’s own shortsighted choosing.

And Satan saw and said, "It is good."

And God said "enough is enough" and whispered in Dr. ------ ear and created healthy Barefoot products—vitamins, herbs and food supplements. Air and water purifiers, biodegradable cleaners, and natural personal care products. All made in Harmony with Nature, utilizing the best of science, through a company committed to doing business by the Golden Rule. And all shared by word-of-mouth from person-to-person.

And Satan said, "I can't combat that… UNLESS!Unless I can just get them to be afraid to share ------- with others!"

Help us to share the good news of Barefoot Products. Send on this news to family, friends and assoicates or direct them to our personal ---- website (http://www.mcaseyenterprises.com/). We appreciate any and all referrals! Contact us to find out how you too can benefit by helping us share Barefoot Products.


Tuesday, November 30, 2004

How to safely keep drains and septic tanks clean...

TRY... Barefoot's Concentrated Drain Build-up Remover-

No Chemical Fumes or Odors So You Can Breathe Easy About Your Drains Because what you put down the drain can end up in our oceans, lakes, and rivers, it makes sense to prevent clogged drains in a safe, biodegradable, non-polluting way.

Made with naturally effective enzymes to devour organic sludge and odor hiding out in your drains. Using it just once a month keeps drains open and flowing, helping to avoid expensive plumber's bills.

It's safe for all types of plumbing, including septic tanks. With a highly concentrated formula, is also ideal for cabins, boats, and motor homes.

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Monday, November 29, 2004

Safe Product for Baby's Bubble Bath

Testimonial by Anna...

I have used "Safe Product" in my kids’ baths ever since they were newborns. They are now 6, 4 ½, almost 3, and 14 mos. They have never had a problem with ithurting their eyes. I have even used it to wash their hair. I rarely everhave to clean their bathtub either.

By the way, if you have a squeaky door, put a few drops on the hinges, andvoila! no more squeak!

Buy "Safe Product" the offical earth day product here...

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Astonishing Clean Air at Curves for Women

I can't even imagine what excercise facilities must go through to keep the indoor air clean... Here is a testimony I think you will enjoy...

By: Sue Gallagher, business owner, Curves for Women

Just to let you know I am very pleased with the AirSource 3000 you placed in our new Curves for Women exercise room. It really passed the test!

Even with all the windows and the door open all day long, and two fans going full blast, ... after a full, very busy twelve hour day of our members “exercising up a storm”, the air smelled particularly unpleasant. It was sweaty and rank. “This smelly air is definitely a good test for that little machine”, I thought, so we didn’t spray the room with deodorizers that night. Instead, I somewhat skeptically decided to just wait and see what the AirSource machine would do.

The next morning — what a pleasant surprise!!! When we opened the door at 6 a.m., the air in that dosed room smelled as fresh and clean as if the sea breezes had been at work airing the place out all night!

I really like that the AirSource 3000 looks like a piece of art, it doesn’t take up a lot of room (It sits compactly on top of the disk player), and that it does its job so efficiently and quietly. We can’t even hear it when the music is off! And no filter changing - Another plus!

Also, now that we have bought the AirSource, I’m not going to buy any more room deodorizers because we won’t be needing them. That’s a savings, and AirSource really cleans the air; it doesn’t just mask or cover up odors. Our air is FRESH and CLEAN, and that is very important for the health of all our members!

Thank you for sharing the amazing Air Purifier technology with me.

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Monday, November 22, 2004

Did you know that just because a cleaning product is on the market doesn't mean it is safe?

This is something I instinctively felt every time I used regular household cleaners, even before learning about Barefoot Products.

The chemicals used in regular cleaners on the market are dangerous and give off toxic fumes which pervade your home. In addition, these cleaners also poison the natural environment and its inhabitants, creating chemical pollution.

Would you believe that there are household cleaners that not only have no toxic fumes and are environmentally friendly, but also actually work and could save you money? Well, Shaklee makes them!

---- makes a basic multipurpose household cleaner, germicide, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, industrial-strength cleaner, scouring paste, and drain unclogger.

Its basic multipurpose cleaner, ---, is frankly amazing. It is super concentrated, so to make a multipurpose solution you only need 1/2 teaspoon in 16 ounces of water, and to make a Windex substitute, you only need 2 drops in 16 ounces of water!

The concentrated nature of Barefoot cleaners is the reason why you can save money with them. You use so much less cleaner to do the job than you would with regular cleaners. You can use various concentrations of ---- to clean the house floor to ceiling, get crayon off walls, get lipstick off napkins, and wash residue off fruits and vegetables.

You can also wash your hands with -----, wash your pets with it, use it as a laundry pre-spotter, and much much more. You can even dump your extra solution on plants!

You can't do those things with Lysol, Soft Scrub, or Windex!

Have you ever used oven cleaner?

That is the nastiest cleaner I've ever encountered, and I felt like every time I used it, I was losing years off my life due to the poisons I was inhaling.

After I got -----, I used the multipurpose solution to take baked-on residue off the inside of my oven. It didn't smell like anything, it didn't make me cough or feel sick, and it worked!

Have you ever wondered if using regular cleaners in your oven, microwave, fridge, and freezer was really OK, given that the chemicals were being used in places where they would spread to your food--food you would later eat?

Well, now you can clean every place where food is found, without fear. Have you ever wondered if using regular cleaners in the bathroom was really OK, given that you were spraying chemicals in places like the shower and bathtub, where you would later expose your skin?

Now you can clean your bathroom without fear also. Additionally, Barefoot dishwasher and laundry detergent allows you to clean your dishes and clothes with a clean conscience, knowing that you are not hurting the environment.

Switching over to Barefoot cleaners is something that everyone would benefit from. Regular cleaners can exacerbate problems like allergies, asthma, and more.

Don't poison yourself in your own home! Visit http://www.shaklee.net/barefoot for more information and buy online.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Barefoot Cleaning Product Facts

One quart of Barefoot's All Purpose Cleaner, which is my primary cleaner, when diluted as directed, will produce 190 gallons of powerful cleaner.

One quart of --- ( germicide), use to disinfect around toilets, bathtubs and other places germs may flourish, will produce up to 64 gallons of cleaner.

One quart of --- ( industrial strength cleaner), use to strip wax from floors, clean really greasy clothes etc...will make up to 32 gallons of cleaner.

All Purpose Cleaner, in the prescribed dilutions, cleans hard surfaces, furniture, enameled woodwork, walls, floors, ceilings, glass, mirrors, appliances, cars, you name it will clean it.

Biodegradibility
Today's artificial cleaning products can take up to 200 years to degrade, but Barefoot's ---degrades within a few hours to a few days.

Effectiveness
Barefoot's all purpose cleaner makes water 100 times wetter, so it makes cleaning easier with less work. The Germicide kills more bacteria, viruses and fungus than any other germicide on the market. The Industral strength cleaner penetrates, emulsifies, and removes grease, oil and wax. Liquid scrubber tough, but gentle cleanser cleans, scours, and polishes without scratching.

"All Purpose Cleaner makes water 100 times wetter" meaning... it reduces the surface tension of water so that it doesn't bead up on the things you want to clean. Instead it spreads evenly over the surface, greatly increasing its ability to remove dirt and grease.

All PurposeCleaner, is also a soil enrichment agent. Many farmers purchase it in 30 gallon drums. So if you have any dry spots on you lawn or a plant or bush that may not be doing to well because of draught conditions, that where you dump your cleaning solution after you done cleaning. Within days the area starts to rejuvenate.

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Why we recommend Safe Cleaners and Laundry Products

As much as the manufacturer of Barefoot Secret Products is a health company, it’s an environmental company too—in fact, it’s an environmental leader. Just look at Manufacturer's record of accomplishment as a leading “green” company.

They have been a leading environmental company since 1960 when they introduced phosphate-free, biodegradable Concentrated Organic Cleaner to a world where other companies were still touting the benefits of products with phosphates.

The all purpose cleaner helped put the word “biodegradable” into the American vocabulary. In fact, Dr. --- coined the term. Since then the manufacturer has led the way developing a complete line of environmentally safe and friendly household cleaning and laundry products and being recognized as a leader in the environmental movement.

The most recent environmental pioneering accomplishment may be its biggest of all. This manufacturer became the nation’s first Climate Neutral™ Certified enterprise in April 2000 by completely offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions, meaning that the company has achieved a net zero impact on global warming.

The manufacturer innovative approach of protecting the environment has received numerous awards including:
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2002 International Climate Protection Award
*The California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance’s Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Award in 2001
*The Earth Day 2000 New York Environmental Business Leadership Award*Family’s Circle Magazine’s Green Chip award to Shaklee as one of the nation’s ten most environmentally conscious companies.
*One of only seven corporations named Official Sponsors of the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day
*The 2000 Business Environmental Network Award from the Bay Area Action and Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation
*The prestigious Vision for Tomorrow Award from the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Barefoot Products manufacturer is the only company in the history of the DSA to win this award twice.

The manufacturer recognizes that everything we do makes an impact on the planet. Living according to this philosophy means taking care of the earth, starting with using products that are gentle to the earth. With Barefoot's concentrated household cleaners and laundry products, people will save money, throw away fewer containers, and reduce landfill. These products helps give you a clean Shop free of phosphates, chlorine, borates and nitrates.

With Barefoot’s cleaning and laundry products you have a product line that is completely environmental, yet works as good or better than leading store brands and because the cleaners are concentrated they can save you money. With some products a lot of money!

Learn more about Barefoot's wonderful Cleaning and Laundry Products

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Safe Head Lice Removal information

To rid the head of lice includes three problems:
1. Removing lice from the head
2. Removing nits or eggs
3. Removing of lice and nits from the environment of the person infested

The following routine must be done all at once, and continued daily for seven days! The nits are viable for two weeks unless smothered. Nits can exist alive in the atmosphere for two weeks and still continue to hatch and lice can also exist for a time without food so a vigilant check at 14 days from start of this routine is a must.

Lice are light, silvery colored under lights but are often brown or black creatures that live on the scalp by sucking blood from the victim. This causes small pinpoint red marks that start to itch after one week and may produce crusted red bumps. In severe cases, swollen glands in the neck and/or under the arms may develop.

Nits (louse eggs) are tiny grayish to white oval shaped louse-egg-sacs that are firmly cemented on the hair shaft close to the scalp and extremely difficult to remove. They may look like dandruff, but do not flake loose. When deposited by the female louse, nits form an organic bond with the hair, commonly called nit-glue, which makes manual nit picking frustrating, tiresome and often painful. Nits can be found close to the scalp, usually located at the nape of the neck, behind the ears and at the crown.

The life cycle or incubation period of the louse eggs, called nits is seven days. If they remain on the hair they will hatch into crawling lice within seven to ten days causing reinfestation. Because of this, when lice are first discovered, a three pronged daily treatment for the first seven days is a must (as it is not known when each existing nit was deposited - seven days ago or yesterday!!) in order to stop further nits from being deposited.

Therefore, at the same time the head is treated, for seven days, you must rid your house of the lice... because they ARE in your house if any member of the household has any head lice at this time!

Launder all used clothes (they can live in seams of clothing so be thorough), towels, pillows, washable stuffed toys, coats, hats, scarves, etc. in hot water and dry in a hot dryer. All linens & blankets and all clothes in contact with the infested person must be laundered daily for seven days. You may have to go use a launderette to get all bedding, etc. done at once.

Vacuum thoroughly daily for seven days, all mattresses (all sides), the carpets (every inch), all upholstered furniture (even bottom), etc. and change the vacuum bag daily.

Scrub every hard-surface floor with a solution of Barefoot's household cleanser and germicide. Spray a solution of the household and germicide on mattresses, carpet, chair backs and cushions, car upholstery, school lockers, home closets, etc. Whatever cannot be laundered (toys, pillows, comforters, wool blankets & coats, etc.) must be put into a large garbage or yard bag, add paradichlorobenzene crystals and store, tightly closed for at least two weeks or leave in hot sun for 30 days or store in garage for 60 days.

Everyone in the house and pets must be checked (even thought they do not live on pets, only humans). Any friends with whom the infested person has been in contact should be notified immediately so the infestation can be stopped. Everyone must work at it at the same time to alleviate the problem!

Avoid touching other people for seven days as lice are only spread to others by contact or by being close. Although head lice can only crawl, those ugly rascals "appear to jump" from one coat to another in a heap of coats or on coat-hooks, one hat to another, one church pew to your head, one movie theatre seat to your head, one desk to another, one car seat to another.Even out-of-control infestation has been eliminated within a week with this method if followed carefully with determination and diligence.

To treat the head put barefoot's all purpose cleanser full strength on hair, using enough to completely cover the entire scalp, rubbing it into the base of the hair shaft. This suffocates the lice and their nits (eggs) so they can be shampooed, combed, or picked out. Leave the all purpose cleanser on for thirty or sixty minutes. A shower cap may help keep it moist. This non-toxic, PH balanced product is safe and healthy to the skin, hair, your body system and the environment. Exception: If treating a very young child or person with very sensitive skin dilute with some water and treat for only 15 minutes so you are certain it does not irritate their tender scalp.

Shampoo the hair by adding water after the one-hour soak time. Rinse hair with Apple Cider Vinegar to help loosen the nits. Apply a hair conditioner ( Barefoot's Conditioner is healthy for you) and using an ordinary comb, remove all tangles and snarls. Next, to easier loosen nits, leave the conditioner still wet on the hair, separate and work with a one-inch section of hair at a time to comb out lice & nits.

Combing out lice and nits: Now it is very important at this time to use a fine tooth all metal lice comb. To comb out head lice and their nits of eggs from the hair, to prevent reinfestation, an all-metal Lice Comb must be used. Plastic combs are not effective to do the work. The teeth spread bend and break and plastic combs cannot be heated in 130° water or boiling water (212°) for 15 minutes to sterilize the comb.Medi-Comb by Health Enterprises will glide through the hair without snagging or pulling and is available at your drugstore.

How to: With the metal Medi-Comb's name facing away from the scalp, hold the comb in your right hand at a 45° angle. Place comb teeth as close to the scalp as possible, then lightly comb, passing through the same strands several times. Repeat this procedure until the entire head has been completely checked. Examine hair shafts very slowly and carefully using a 5X magnifying glass to locate nits (eggs) and to insure a complete job of removing head lice and their nits from the hair to prevent reinfestation.

Even after up to several hours of tedious combing, some nits may stubbornly cling to the hair. When spotted, clasp the hair shaft between the thumb and fingernail to the forefinger and gently pull through the length of the hair shaft and off the end to remove. Total nit removal is the only way to ensure complete lice elimination and guard against reinfestation.

Rinse the conditioner out of the hair thoroughly and carefully. Use a hot hair dryer to dry the hair and/or use a hot curling iron to curl the hair. When treatment is complete, clean and sterilize all combs by boiling in water for 15 minutes. Repeat daily for seven days.
Head lice dislike disturbance or light, so between treatments, brush the hair under a light with a good hairbrush to damage any young insects before they become established to prevent them from laying eggs. Boil the brush after each use for 15 minutes daily for seven days.

Continue several times during the second week to inspect the head after shampooing while the hair is still wet with applied hair conditioner, then weekly for a time, to be certain you have avoided reinfestation.

Avoid scratching the scalp to prevent infection.

Above Protocol recommended by a School Nurse from Syracuse, IN.

Note: Pediculicides often recommended are 200 Pyrinate, Cuprex, Rid, Nix, Clear, etc. We found none that worked. All or 30% of nits remained. Some oils were recommended but were so messy we gave up on them. Prescribed by M.D.'s is Quell or a similar product that contains Lindane. Lindane a chemical pesticide is sometimes prescribed to be applied and is allowed to remain on the head for up to three days. This is very hard on a person as the skin is so absorbent and the chemical so very toxic.

There are three types of lice: head lice, body lice and pubic or crab lice. Body lice may also be found on the eyelashes and can be treated with a salve. Pubic lice are the largest of all the mites that infest humans measuring one millimeter in diameter. All spread by direct contact and can be rid of by coating with all purpose cleanser concentrate for 30 minutes.

Never, never, never use a highly flammable product such as gasoline of kerosene on the head as it "burns" the scalp, the fumes are toxic when inhaled, it is extremely dangerous, only takes a spark to set it on fire and it doesn't work as the nits remain. It might kill the kid rather than the lice. How stupid! Such an incidence was reported in the news when a girl was engulfed in flames. So Stupid! Yuk!! Never try it!!

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How to rid your child from head lice

Written by: Vivian
Years ago, my granddaughter was in grade school and head lice broke out. She had long, long hair almost to her waist.

We went to the doc and went thru a lice treatment but she still had lice. There was talk of cutting her beautiful hair.

We took all puropse cleanser being very careful not to get the concentrate in her eyes and ran some straight thru her hair and then let it sit a bit.

We had her lying on the kitchen counter and laying her head back in the sink being ever so careful not to get in the eyes. Then after about 2-3 minutes, we rinsed it very very well. No head lice.

We repeated the treatment a time or two to be sure. It got rid of them.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

EPA Will Use Poor Kids as Guinea Pigs to Test Toxic Chemicals

Editors Note: This just makes me sick to think that is actually happening!!!! The worst part is there are most likely family's so desprate for some extra income that they will participate, risking their own childrens health and the debts that will come along with a sick child.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to launch an outrageous new study in which participating low income families will have their children exposed to toxic pesticides over the course of two years.

For taking part in these studies, each family will receive $970, a free video camera, a T-shirt, and a framed certificate of appreciation. The study,c entitled CHEERS (Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study), will look at how chemicals can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed by children ranging from babies to 3 years old.

Please take a moment to join tens of thousands of citizens in petitioning the EPA to terminate this study prior to its proposed launch in early 2005. More information and petition here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa-alert.htm

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Monday, November 15, 2004

Fast Food & Tummy Troubles

A recent study at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has found a link between eating a lot of fast food and recurrent abdominal pain (RAP).

This poorly understood condition involves pain that comes and goesfor over three months without any obvious medical cause and no signs of serious problems.
No specific cause has been found for this, but increasing your childs fiber can help.

The study questioned 700 children between the ages of 5 and 15. 24% of whom suffered from RAP. The researchers found that the risk was two times greater in children who ate no more than two servings of fruit a week.

The risk was also increased 50% for the children who ate fast food daily versus those who ate there no more than once a week.

Children who ate at home were more likely to eat fruits and veggies which are good sources of fiber - helping to prevent RAP.

Another article....

Fruits, Vegetables May Protect against Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children
By Charlene Laino
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- May 18, 2004 -- Healthy eating habits appear to protect against recurrent abdominal pain in school children, a population-based study shows.Hoda Malaty, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, United States, presented the findings here on May 18th at Digestive Disease Week 2004 (DDW).

"Although recurrent abdominal pain in children is common, the association between it and eating habits hadn't been looked at before," she said.Seeking to fill in the knowledge gap, her team prospectively studied 700 children, aged 5 years to 15 years.

With their parents, the children filled out a standardized questionnaire concerning socioeconomic parameters and abdominal pain intensity, frequency, and duration. Children were classified as having recurrent abdominal pain if they met Apley´s criteria: at least 3 attacks of pain; pain severe enough to affect activities; attacks occurring over a period of 3 months; and no known organic cause.

Overall, 24% of the children had recurrent abdominal pain, Dr. Malaty reported. "Age, sex and, other variables couldn't explain that high incidence, so we looked at diet as a possible cause."The study showed that consumption of fruits and vegetables "was the biggest risk factor," she said. Specifically, eating fresh fruits and vegetables was associated with an odds ratio of 2.2. This was significant at the P =.01 level, she said.

Children who ate daily in fast-food restaurants, on the other hand, had about 50% more episodes of abdominal pain than those who ate fast food only once per week, Dr. Malaty reported. "The more fast food they ate, the greater the chance they suffered recurrent abdominal pain," she added.

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, director of the Obesity Research Center and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, said, "People talk a lot about natural foods with fiber and how that might be more healthy. But data proving that has been scarce, even though it seems logical."This research actually demonstrates that link. It is seminal work that points to the importance of nutrition in human health," said Dr. Kaplan, who moderated a press conference to discuss the findings.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Male fish becoming female?

Researchers in Colorado have made a startling discovery. Fish, apparently male, are developing female sexual organs. Scientists believe it's the result of too much estrogen in the water and they're finding estrogen in rivers across the country.

Read the whole story here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6436617&&CM=EmailThis&CE=1

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Always Wash First!

This is a story I got via email that made me stop and think a little... as I'm sure you will too after reading it.

A stock clerk was sent to clean up a storeroom in Maui, Hawaii.When he got back, he was complaining that the storeroom wasreally filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse or rat droppings in some areas.

A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming downwith a stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, andbegan to vomit. He went to bed and never really got up again.Within two days he was severely ill and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to be suffering from massive organ failure. He died shortly before midnight.

No one would have made the connection between his job and his death, had it not been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or exposed to dried rat or mouse droppings at any time They said there is a virus (much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings. Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly.

An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor's suspicions. This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on. Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time or another, and stores themselves often have rodents. Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and cans.

The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper class, super storehave rats and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!

Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top with running water and soap or, if that is not available, drink with a straw.

The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control inAtlanta discovered that the tops of soda cans can be encrusted with dried rat's urine, which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with rodents, and then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Help for Dermatitis

Finding out what is irritating your skin and avoiding it are the keys to dealing with dermatitis. When your immune system overreacts to an irritant, you get dermatitis.

Dermatitis is simply your immune system flashing its message -- "I'm irritated" -- on your skin in the form of an itchy red rash. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition, affecting 2 to 5 percent of the population. It appears as reddened small bumps and scaly eruptions occurring on the sides of the nose, the cheeks, scalp and skin folds (in worse cases the armpits, groin and neck also). There is no single clear cause of seborrhea dermatitis, although a poor functioning immune system may be involved.

The vitamins B6 (pyridoxine) and Biotin appear to help seborrheic dermatitis and their lack may be a causative factor. Candida albicans may be involved in causing or worsening seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic dermatitis is highly responsive to nutritional management. Skin smoothness can be enhanced, as well, through specific dietary manipulation and supplementation with essential oils, B-vitamins, Zinc, and antioxidants at established doses.

Regarding nutrition and detoxification, research reveals that many skin conditions are aggravated by faulty detoxification mechanisms, excess toxicity and compromised liver function. The liver is the main blood filtration plant to neutralize and eliminate toxins from the body.

Conversely, a number of skin conditions have been shown to respond favorably when the bodys detoxification centers are supported through dietary manipulation and the appropriate use of supplements. Thus, nutritional support is a vital aspect of skin health and appearance, and optimizing detoxification is a primary target in the treatment of a variety of common skin conditions. Although enhancing detoxification is not the only role of nutritional management for skin conditions, it is an often overlooked area of intervention.

Supplements suggested:
Daily Strips
Beta Carotene
Omega 3 Supplement
EveningPrimrose Oil
Lecithin
Zinc
I would also consider Liver Detoxifier and Acidopholus.
Suggesting Natural Hair Care, and the use of cleansing lotion or the Soap-Free Cleansing Bar for washing the face.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Livestock antibiotics found in waterways

Study detects chemicals near farms in Colorado river

By Jon Bonné MSNBC

Traces of antibiotics used to promote the health and increased growth of livestock and poultry are turning up in waterways, new research shows.

While testing at several sites along Colorado's Cache la Poudre River, aresearch team led by Ken Carlson, a Colorado State University civilengineering professor, discovered the presence of at least three antibioticsused only on food animals.

The compounds were not detected at the river's source near the ContinentalDivide, or near human waste treatment plants around Fort Colins, Colo. Butthey were found farther downriver close to large farms and feedlots. Thescientists' conclusion: Those operations were almost certainly the source.The livestock industry firmly insists it is able to manage the wasteproduced at such facilities.

"We're saying that doesn't appear to be completely the case," Carlson said."I think most people would agree ... these compounds should not be in our rivers."

Study is a first

A 2002 report by the U.S. Geological Survey highlighted the presence ofdozens of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in the nation's streams andrivers, but this study appears to be the first time these chemicals havebeen pinpointed.

The three substances in question — monensin, salinomycin and narasin — areof interest because they are used exclusively in animal agriculture and arenot used on humans. Carlson found these substances not only in river waterbut in riverbed sediment as well, where concentrations of the antibioticswere up to 1,000 times greater than they were in the water.

The amounts found in the water are nearly infinitesimal, about 50 parts pertrillion at most. But their presence raises three concerns: a possiblecontamination of drinking water; an impact on fish and other aquatic animalssusceptible to long-term exposure; and the drugs' potential ability toprovide increased resistance to waterborne bacteria.

Monensin is given to cattle as a way to improve the health of their rumensand to help them grow more quickly. Salinomycin and narasin are usually usedto help reduce harmful bacteria in chickens' digestive tracts.

The environmental impact for any of the three is not clear, and is certainto prompt additional research and debate.

Industry questions findings

Gary Weber, executive director of regulatory affairs for the NationalCattlemen's Beef Association, questioned the study's methodology,particularly the detection of narasin at certain sites despite a lack ofnearby poultry farms. He believes the compounds may have been misidentifiedor may be from other sources.

"We just don't think it's from livestock operations at all," Weber said. "Wehave a question about what they're finding."

The three substances, part of a group of antibiotics known as ionophores,not only keep food animals healthy but can help them grow faster and withless feed.

Livestock and poultry producers have worked to minimize any remainingtraces, or residue, of these drugs from meat intended for human consumption.But most of them strongly support the use of ionophores as a regular part ofraising cattle and chickens.

Debate over definition of antibiotics

Many in the industry won't even acknowledge ionophores to be antibiotics,though the Food and Drug Administration classifies them as such. In 2003,members of the cattlemen's group sought to petition the FDA to reclassifyionophores as the bovine equivalent of a food supplement. They eased thatstance after an FDA guidance document concluded the human health impactswere likely minimal.

Though agricultural groups maintain these compounds are of no concern tohumans, there is little clear research about the long-term health impacts.

"While low concentrations are not necessarily a problem, we just don't knowenough to say, 'Oh, these are low concentrations. Let's not worry aboutthat,'" said Margaret Mellon, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

In larger doses, they have proven dangerous to animals for which they arenot approved. Monensin has been shown to cause poisoning in horses, andfirms that produce it warn against allowing them, or laying hens, anycontact with the drug. Pigs and turkeys exposed to narasin have also died. ANew Zealand farm worker fell seriously ill after exposure to salinomycingranules.

Worries over greater resistance

Ellen Silbergold, a Johns Hopkins University professor of environmentalhealth sciences who studies the impact of animal antibiotics on humans, saidthe largest worry is that otherwise harmless bacteria in streams andrivers — which concentrate in sediment, where the largest amounts ofantibiotics were detected — might develop better antibiotic resistance whenexposed to ambient levels of drugs used by livestock producers.

"The industry is obviously concerned about them because they're trying tokeep them out of our consumer products," Silbergold said.

While federal regulations focus on the toxicity of runoff and wasteemissions from large animal operations, there is little attention to theresidue from medicines, and little monitoring of less apparent sources ofpossible contamination, including the pools, or "lagoons," used by largelivestock operations to process animal waste.

In addition to animal medicines, Carlson found the presence of fivetetracycline antibiotics used in both human and veterinary medicine.

Ed Furlong, a USGS research chemist who helped produce the 2002 study, saidthe latest findings are helpful in narrowing possible sources ofcontamination and developing better water management policies, but shouldn'tbe used to start assigning blame.

He noted that the concentrations in the Colorado study are too small to havemuch direct human impact: "You'd need to drink about a million liters ofwater from these susceptible sites."

Carlson acknowledged it was not clear whether the antibiotics might beharmful, but he plans additional research to pinpoint exactly how thechemicals made their way into the river.

"There's really only one place they could be coming from," he said. "Now weneed to figure out how they're getting there."

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Monday, October 25, 2004

FREE Sample of All Purpose Household Cleaner (H)

I have been writing about the wonders of our all purpose household cleanser(H). I'm giving you a chance to try it yourself. If you will email me at mcasey@shakleeoffice.com with your mailing address I'll send you a free sample while supplies last.

So are you thinking what could I do with a little sample? Answer...PLENTY!There are 540 drops, or 3 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon of H in the sample bottle.Use:3 teaspoons in 3 qts. Of water to wash kitchen and bathroom walls, ceilings
_______________or______________
1 teaspoon in a basin of lukewarm water to wash undies and socks:1 teaspoon for hand washing a sweater or knit dress; and1 teaspoon to wash dishes (greasy pots and pans may require more)_____________or___________________
2 teaspoons in a gallon of water to wash the car, leaving 1 quart of mixture aside in a separate bucket to scrub kitchen and bathroom floors;
4 drops to a 16-oz. spray bottle of water to wash all inside windows, including all sills and mirrors
8 drops to a 16-oz. Spray bottle of water to wash all windows on the outside sills;
3 drops to a cup of water to clean CD/DVD’s using a soft cloth removes finger oils and leaves your CD/DVD’s static-free;
2 drops on a damp cloth to clean shoes, then shine with dry cloth (will not remove wax finish.2 drops into your steam iron to help keep jets and interior clean2 drops on a cutting stone for sharpening knives (won’t clog stone and rinses clean)
8 drops to a 16-oz. spray bottle of water to dust entire house, wiping the refrigerator and stove, all chrome fixtures and appliances, furniture, even Venetian blinds and louvered doors.
151 drops remain: fill two 4-oz. squeeze bottles with water and remaining H and set in bathrooms for hand washing hosiery and for washing your hands…delightful!!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Growing Healthy Kids

I orginally posted this on my website (http://www.barefootmerchant.com) under newsletters. I think it is such an important message that I'm sharing it with you today.

Making a Difference In the Future Of Our Families

More U.S. children age 3 – 14 die of cancer than any other disease.
U.S. leads the world in Juvenile diabetes
70% of U.S. children have elevated cholesterol

In 1996 there were more than 1 million American children on a daily dose of Ritalin (Newsweek, March 18, 1996)
Asthma deaths in children ages 5 to 15 more than doubled in the past decade.
As many as 1 in every 3 pregnancies now ends in miscarriage. (Newsweek, Aug. 15 1988)

Childhood obesity has risen more than 54% since the mid 1960’s (Dr. W.H. Dietz, Tufts University School of Medicine)
75% of teen’s diets do not meet even the minimum daily requirements.

99% or Americans are deficient in some critical minerals
At every socio-economic level, more than 50% are malnourished. (USDA Joint Task Force, mid 1980’s)

Does your child have any of these symptoms?
Sick a lot
Hard to wake up
Poor attention span
Can’t focus
Wheezing
Poor school performance
Nosebleeds
Hyperactivity
Dark circles under the eyes
Recurrent ear infections
Frequent colds
Allergies
Stomach aches
Headaches Bed wetting

Dr. Linus Pauling concluded that it is possible to dramatically increase the health, and even the amount of years a child will live. What children are exposed to Environmentally And Nutritionally

Everything that comes in contact with their skin...will eventually (and in many cases immediately) end up in the child’s blood stream. This is true for adults too!

Toxic chemicals enter the brain(confusion, lack of focus, poor memory, headaches, depression, etc.)

Toxic chemicals enter the liver and other organs (can set the stage for cancer, allergies, poor immune system, miscarriage, reproductive problems. Etc.)

Today’s kids are exposed to more toxins than ever before in Air Cleaning chemicals in the home; out-gassing from carpet glue, furniture, synthetic clothing, thousands of chemicals Water

Poor water quality a problem in every state in the U.S.. Water is treated with Flouride and Chlorine. Both are carcinogens and poisons

Food Convenience foods; chemical vitamins, (like Flintstones)

The Air In Our Homes Is Considered To Be One Of The “Top 5 Health Concerns”

According To The EPA

There are poisons in the air in your home; Dangerous Household & Personal Care Products In industry, workers are required to wear special gloves, goggles and even respirators when using some of the exact same products found in just about every home. We use these same chemicals at home with little or not protection or warning.

Many poisonings happen slowly by gradual skin absorption and by daily exposure to toxins in the air in the home. (Nancy S. Green, “Stop Poisoning Our Children”, The Noble Press, 1991)

Poisons from carpet, furniture, plastics, dry cleaning, etc. A baby crawling on the floor breathes the toxin equivalent of 4 cigarettes a day from molds, mildew, fungi, outgasing of carpets, dust mites, etc. (Scientific American)

Why is our water such a concern? Every year at least 255 metric tons of hazardous chemical wastes are dumped into our nation’s environment. These toxic substances find their way to the water table. Many cancer causing chemicals are added to our drinking water to “clean it up”. Chlorine is a special problem. “Research indicates the incidence of cancer is 44% higher among those who use chlorinated water.” Dr. Robert Harris, environmental scientist, White House Advisory Council, 1980

“There is an increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and chlorinated drinking water.” President’s Council on environmental Quality, Dec. 1980

In addition to drinking pure water, make sure your child gets enough water! 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue, and may be the cause of joint and back pain in adults.

Even mild dehydration can trigger fuzzy short term memory, or trouble focusing.

Drinking adequate water daily (your body weight divided by 2 in ounces. 100# person would need 50 ounces daily) decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%; breast cancer by 79%, and bladder cancer by 50%.

Pure water flushes poisons out of our system. It’s the natural answer for thirst. Carbonated Beverages-Cause critically needed calcium to be removed from the body.

Did you know what else “Coke” can be used for?
*To clean corrosion from car battery terminals
*To remove rust spots from chrome bumpers
*To loosen a rusted bolt (apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes)
Did you know that:
-Coke will dissolve a nail in about 4 days
-To carry Coca-Cola syrup concentrate the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material cards reserved for Highly Corrosive Materials.

Today’s Food
Food today isn’t always real food. There are hundreds of chemicals in food (we eat stuff we can’t even pronounce) Lots of soils can’t grow healthy food any more.(we’ve used too many chemicals and mis-managed our soil for too many years)

WAY too much sugar in our diets…. (ooops) (per serving…)
-10 teaspoons in Raisin Bran
-11 teaspoons in strawberry yogurt
-3 teaspoons in tomato soup
-8 teaspoons in Hi C
The primary ingredient in Flintstone’s is sugar.
Some Catsups and Peanut Butters are 25% Sugar. (Now you know why Your Kids like them so much) A kid can easily be eating 2 pounds of sugar every week. (without ever taking the lid off the sugar bowl)

Some “Sugar Facts”
-It depletes the immune system (12 tsp. Of sugar will decrease the immune system’s ability to destroy bacteria by 60%. Start with a breakfast of sugary cereal, a pop tart, and the immune system is already operating below optimum.)

-It depletes the nervous system. Critical vitamins and minerals that are needed for the nervous system are used up as sugar is being processed by the body.

-It increases cholesterol. Raised insulin levels cause LDLs (the bad guys”) to remain highly active, and keep the “good guys” HDL from being used.

-It makes children “Hyper” Insulin levels rise, then drop.(*A drug like effect similar to using “uppers” and “downers”)

Our diet choices are often due to the fact that most of us are in a HURRY!
-Both parents working outside the home
-Not enough time to shop for fresh veggies…no time to cook.
-Kids have soccer practice, piano lessons…..
-Bills to PAY.. people to see…places to GO!!!!

What’s a family to do?

Some suggestions:
Have a family “talk”
Decide on what’s most important
Make small changes
Build on your successes
Delegate jobs; Kids can help with laundry!
Kids can help with the menu planning and grocery shopping.
Pray Together Have fun together
Do your best to create a home that is filled with Love Beauty Gratitude Laughter Forgiveness Respect

Immediately STOP using toxic chemicals in your home!!

Of the – more than – 17,000 chemicals that appear in common household products, only 30% of them have been adequately tested for negative effects on our health.

The FDA cannot review or approve of personal care product ingredients before they are sold to the public.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked over 150 Household chemicals to:
Allergies
Birth defects
Cancer Psychological abnormalities

Some more suggestions: Continue to educate yourself and tell others….

There are healthy solutions to the problems that today'’ families face…
Look for:
-An Air Purification System that will purify the air in your home, effectively reducing molds, bacteria, gases, sub-micron particulates (that conventional filtration cannot remove)

-A Water Purification System that will remove chlorine, flouride and other harmful substances and give you family delicious tasting water. Look for a Reverse Osmosis System to effectively reduce flouride.
Look for
-Healthy and Effective Personal Care Products that have been proven to never harm a living cell.

-Organic Food Supplements from a company that can prove, through scientific research that they are absorbed into the blood stream in the amounts listed on the label. “Non-Natural” or synthetic “vitamins” won’t feed the brain, the immune system, or help build healthy cells

Other suggestions….
-Encourage Good Eating Habits: Fresh Fruits and Veggies every single day
-Daily Exercise! TV OFF during meals – Eat together at the table. Make sure your kids get plenty of sleep!!! (the body grows and heals during sleep) Routine Bedtime and naps are good for everybody!

Adding Food Supplements makes sense for everyone.

Look for..

-The best quality soy protein you can find: Organic, water-washed, living enzyme soy protein powder. Most on the market are alcohol-washed which destroys the living enzymes.

-Organic food supplements, NOT synthetic, drug store or health food store type “vitamins”. The cells of the body must eat FOOD. That’s why a food supplement works so well. Taking synthetic vitamins are like eating a plastic orange.

-Food supplements that are alive with living enzymes. The company must have a process that keeps the food enzymes alive.

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See why it continues to be the leader in nutritional science for over 50 years.

-In a class by itself; sets the standards for the industry; the leader in technology.
-Products undergo as many as 262 separate quality assurance tests.
-Clinical research conducted on humans: rigorous testing assures safe and effective products. No animal testing
-The Manufacturer Guarantee.

Manufacturer Nutritional Science makes the best Soy Protein, and “bio-available” food supplements. (“Bio-available” means they are absorbed into the blood stream for use by the cells of the body. Like eating fresh organic soy, fruits and veggies.) For Energy and a healthy immune system; for everyone over 12 Daily Vitamin Strip plus Energizing or “Soy Mix” Protein.

Kids get...
Chewable Vitamins or Infant & Toddler + Energizing or Soy Mix Protein or Meal Shakes (an organic milk-based protein)

The Barefoot Products Difference:
Supplements are more balanced and complete* than:
Flintstone’s
Nature’s Plus Love Bites
Twin Labs Animal Friends
Country Life Tall Tree
GNC Solotron Jr.
J & J Sesame Street
Twin Labs Infant Care
Country Life Maxi Baby Care
GNC Super for Infants
Poly Vi Sol with Iron

*Based on the“Safe and Adequate Intake Recommendations for Children ages 4 – 6” by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council.

For extra needs: Optiflora(for healthy colon and immune system)
“Nutrition Boost for the Brain” (a program designed specially for kids with “ADD”)
There’s help for allergies, asthma, ear infection, eczema, colic, flu, infections…

Barefoot Products are the sparkplug!
The power of good nutrition combined with the body’s ability to heal itself.
In addition to adding Barefoot Supplements
Replace toxic products with Barefoot Healthy Home Products.

Manufacturer science gives us many healthy solutions to clean with, to do laundry, to wash dishes with… Healthy products to wash your kids and pets with.

Products In Harmony With Nature

The Barefoot Difference: Products in Harmony With Nature and Good Health Since 1952

Balanced, Safe and Effective Vitamins and Herbs.
Non-toxic cleaners and laundry products
Non-toxic Personal Care products: (toothpaste with natural tooth decay preventative Xylitol) Water Purification Systems
Air Purifier to purify the air in your home.

If all this has made sense to you, you are probably wondering…
What do I do next???
You can…..
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-Choose a suggested “Starter Pack”
-Order your products You & your family will begin to have more energy, less illness, and a greater sense of well being as you experience the Difference!
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Healthy Mom, Dad, and Teen Pack: Basics Daily Strips Plus Soy Protein And Acidopholus

Healthy Home Pack

Look through the Product Guide for more great stuff!

PLUS You will be able to take advantage of individual attention, seminars, meetings, books, literature, tapes, videos, etc.

All designed to help you and your family achieve your optimum health goals.

Most people are already using products like the ones that our manufacturer makes. Household Cleaners, Cosmetics, Skin Care, Vitamins, Diet Products, Herbal Medicines, Laxatives, Calcium, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Sports Drinks, Bottled Water, etc….

As we’ve seen, these types of products from the grocery store, drug store, discount store, etc. contain harmful chemicals.

Ask yourself – are the vitamins you are presently taking giving you the best value for the money you are spending?
Are you saving money on those products because they’re concentrated so that you use less to do more?
Does the store where you purchase them give you a discount or a bonus because you refer your friends to shop there?
“Changing Brands” makes good sense for you and your family. It can save you money and put money back into your pocket also…..

“Change Brands”
-Shop with Barefoot Secret Products
-Use 100 Points per month
-Help others use 100 Points per month.
When you help about 5 families to “Change Brands” your rebate would be around $115.00 - $150.00
When you help 10 – 20 families to “Change Brands” your income would be between $300 and $500

In addition: By working with us to help other families, you will be richly rewarded as you see children, parents, aunts, uncles, teens, grandparents leading healthier, happier lives!

If you are interested in joining us in making the world a better place by sharing the Shaklee “Good News”, Call me at 888-272-6701

To healthy families,

Cindy
Be Barefoot
888-272-6701
http://barefoot.myshaklee.com


Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Recipe for "Healthy Butter"

1 cup cold-pressed organic safflower oil
1 cup butter
2 T. water
2 T. powdered milk
1/4 t. lecithin

Usually I just blend the oil and butter together (omiting the other ingredients) in my blender and pour into a ceramic tub and place in frig. I tried it with olive oil once and found it to be abit too powerful. Maybe you could use a mix of 2 oils.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Burn/Healing Testimony

Editors Note: Product and manufacturer's name's have been omitted/changed to meet the internet guidelines from the manufacturer.

By Rod Larkin
This info is long overdue and I share this for two reasons--that it may be of help to others in the future who suffer a severe burn, and to let others know the important role Barefoot products play in the healing process. Also, I am talking about more than just the nutrition products.

On Sept. 10th of 2000, I had a freak accident in the morning at our cabin.It was raining lightly and I was putting some big logs on our campfire that had been burning for 3 days. As I stepped to the edge of the pit I slipped on a muddy patch, both feet went out from under me and my right foot shot into the deep bed of coals. The tennis shoe I was wearing melted instantly as well as about 40% of the skin on my foot from ankle to ankle.

I jumped up and ran into the cabin, grabbing a gallon jug of all purpose household cleanser (H) that was sitting by the door, stuck my foot in the sink, turned on the cold water, poured on H and began to wash the mud, ashes, and sheets of skin off.

The water and H took the sting away and at the time it didn't look or feel much worse than a good sunburn. After cleanup, I applied more H to the burn (feels good!) and then I put my socks and workboots on and went on about my day, until about 4:00 when my foot began to let me know it wasn't very happy.

I packed up things and headed home and called on the cell phone to see if Brenda McCumons (E.R. Nurse, friend, and business leader) was home and could take a look at my foot when I got home. When she saw my foot that night, nearly 12 hours after the burn, she knew in an instant I had a major, major problem.

She had hospital-grade burn treatment supplies and took care of my foot that night and the next 48 hours until I got in to see my doc, about 72 hours after the burn.I had no skin over my ankles and the back achilles tendon was exposed. Mostly all 2nd, and quite a bit of 3rd degree burn. The doc said it looked like it had been well-taken care of (which it had!).

He said with the severity of burn/skin loss I had, it would take several months to heal and that the achilles may need skin grafting. The biggest concern was the risk of infection. The doc prescribed silvadine cream, pain meds, and daily soaking of my foot for 30' in warm water and betadine solution.
The first few days, a few minutes was all I could tolerate at best. Brenda "suggested" the supplements I would want to take to aid in the healing process. So I began what I thought would be the long road back to recovery.

INFECTION? Not with Barefoot's Secret Germicide! (G)

Each day as I would have to epxose the burn, soak my foot, and put new dressing on, everything in the surrounding work area I sprayed with a mild G solution, including everything that would come in contact with or near my skin, including my hands. This eliminated my risk for infection on the outside.

The supplement regime I was on helped to eliminate the risk of infection on from the inside. The result? Zero infection the entire time and no anti-biotics were ever used.

HEALING AND GROWING NEW SKIN! My obvious challenge was to stay off my feet as much as possible and consume a lot of skin building nutrients toregenerate 3 layers of new skin. I continued to soak my foot daily for over 6 weeks. Each daily exposure to air could allow for infection to begin.

If you know Brenda McCumons M.S. story, you know what a huge believer she is in soy protein and vitamin/herb supplementation. I needed to consume LOTS of any nutrients that would be associated with building new skin cells.

From the first day after the burn, this is what I took every single day without out fail:
2 Energizing soy protein drinks, 4-5 tbsp per drink, mixed in water, total of 8-10 tbsp a day.

Twice daily the following supplements...... 4 Vita-E Plus, 5 Sus Rel Vita-C 500 mg, 3 Zinc, 1 Carotomax, 3 Vita-Lea, 3 B Complex, 2 Calcium Complex, 2 Formula 1, 2 Herb Lax, 4 Garlic, 3 Lecithin. So X those amounts by two and that was my daily intake of supplements.

I also took some other supplements I usually take anyway, but not in increased amounts such as the above.These two rounds of protein and supps were my breakfast and lunchessentially. Consuming that much protein and nutrients, I was not very hungry and ate a light dinner consisting of a meat protein of some sort and lots of vegetables and produce.

I returned to the doc 2 weeks to the day after the burn. He did adouble-take when he saw my foot. I asked three questions- how long for total healing of new skin over the open wound? A few more weeks was the reply, down from months as predicted 2 weeks earlier!

Will I need skin grafting?At the rate you are healing, probably not was the reply. My 3rd question was, when do I need to come in again? You don't need to as long as no infection begins.

I never went back. In just under 7 weeks my foot had 100% new skin replacement. Of course this was new, tissue paper thin skin and the need to bandage and pad it and be very cautious to protect it from reopening was critical.

I customized my own, shoes, boots, etc (using scissors, knives, and tape!) to allow me to get about without anything rubbing or coming in contact with my new skin.

Barefoot's Secret Skin Care! The next step was to feed and nourish this new skin from the outside as well as I was from the inside with my supplements. Now that I had complete skin closure, I began a twice daily regime using Secret Skin Care products.

I applied the Calming treatemnt, then PM Repair, then Hydrating Moistuizer. My skin began to thicken and regenerate at warp speed. At 9 weeks after the accident, I was able to put on my hunting clothes and(regular) boots and go out for the Nov 15 Deer opener!

It will be 4 months since the burn on January 10. My skin is 100% smooth, no ridges, uneven skin, or scar tissue. I've been able to wear my normal shoes for several weeks now. More than half of the burn area is now normal skin color (with hair!) and you could not detect it was burned.

The areas of deepest burn are still a dark red, but shrinking in size each week. Other than a slight area of still sensitive skin over my achilles, I have no reminder of being burned. No hot or cold sensitivity.
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Note- The manufacturer of Barefoot's Products does not promote or endorse in any way my use of the products mentioned for the treatment of burns. I was responsible for my own health and made my own decisions and choices with regards to what products I used and how I used them. I also know that I made the right choices and what I did worked and can not be disputed!

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Allergies? Asthma? Headaches? Skin Problems?

The EPA ranks Indoor Air quality among the top “5” health risks for respiratory diseases, heart disease, & cancer !

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Dear Amber,
Thank you for letting me try your AirSource last week - I'm just thrilled! My son, Brandon who has had a runny nose since he was born 3 years ago, hasn't even sniffed in the past 5 days! My 7 month old baby is sleeping better at night - as is my husband and 5 year old! But the person who has seen the biggest change is me...

I was diagnosed with severe, sudden asphycsic asthma - the worst kind - when I was 7 years old and have battled with tough breathing for the past 18 years. I've been on every drug available from inhalers to steroids but nothing has worked.

I was sent to Colorado to the National Center for Respiratory Disease and was diagnosed with a second serious problem - Vocal Cord Dysfunction (no, it doesn't have anything to do with your voice) for which there is currently no treatment or cure. I've gone into respiratory arrest twice, had seizures, and have been intubated.

I've spent hours in the ER more times than I can count - including the RED Room which is reserved for the most serious of ER patients - and days upon days in the hospital - including Intensive Care. I wheeze when I climb the stars or when I carry my 7 month old out to the car. I wheeze the most at night and am attached to my nebulizer constantly. I wheeze when I laugh too hard or bag my own groceries (thank goodness for Simon Delivers!). Sometimes I wheeze for what appears to be no reason at all.

My asthma has significantly improved over the past week since I've been running my AirSource - my whole family is in awe! I'm off the steroids and haven't used my nebulizer for a week now. I'm using my inhaler about half as often as usual - even my chronic headaches are gone! I can't thank you enough for sharing the AirSource with me - I'll be sending you lots of referrals, asthmatics tend to know other asthmatics! Take care!

Deb Femling

A wonderful AirSource testimonial from Marianne Bouris of Wyoming!

Hi Everyone, Greetings from Wyoming.!

I have yet another success story since my Salon story, in which I had gotten a perm. I had taken the Air Source unit with me because I knew the smell would be bad. It really took care of the Perm odor and everyone in the salon was impressed. The salon ended up buying it. They report still being very happy with it, after having it for 5 months.

Does wonders for the salon, not just taking care of the perm smell, but the nail smell, hair coloring, etc. My latest story takes place in an small industrial area in Wyoming. My office is at a warehouse, very closed, has windows but they do not open. It is also where the transportation dept is and the bus drivers park their buses. You can image the fumes at times.

So I having to work there between being at my schools, I decided to take an Air Source in and see what it could do. Within the first day the odors were disappearing. Bus drivers were coming up to me and asking about this gadget. They couldn't believe how fresh the building smelled.

Then the real test came later that week. In one area of the building they were varnishing the cabinets. The smell was BAD! It gave me and others quite a headache, so we placed it in the area were they were varnishing. Within hours there was NO nasty varnish smell. Air Source had done its job! My headache got better and we could all breath easier.

But the story doesn't end here, that weekend they were having a science workshop in one of the meeting room located in the same building. I once again placed the Air Source unit in that room for the weekend. The people who attended the workshop commented that they felt less tired and more refreshed.

One lady in particular, who has bad allergies, commented that she felt better in just the first hour in the room than in years.She wants one to try at home and of course this warehouse definitely wants one and possibly two. Thank you AirSource. You're quite a hit around here!

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EPA says Indoor Air Quality Hurting our Health

Read the following articles only if you or your family:
· Spend more than a few hours per day indoors (home, school, etc.)
· Have indoor carpeting, large area rugs, or bedding containing down
· Clean your house with common products such as Lysol, bleach, Tile Windex, Fantastik, Easy Off Oven Cleaner
· Use chlorinated automatic dishwashing powder (read the label) or chlorinated laundry product
. Have had any indoor home improvements in the last 12 months (home addition, painting, wallpapering, carpet installation, woodwork, new floors, etc.)
· Have any pets with hair, fur, or feathers, including "non-shedding" pets (all pets have dander)
· Suffer from allergies, colds, flu, nasal congestion, red or watery eyes, asthma, eczema, psoriasis
· Have a senior citizen or child under the age of 4 living in your home
· Are already using an air filter but it is a HEPA or an ionizer or an ozonator or has filters that need to be replaced and/or cleaned

Indoor Human Health Risks

The Environmental Protection Agency 's Draft Final Report," Healthy Buildings, Healthy People: A Vision for the 21st Century " is a call to action for us all to work together to improve the indoor environment. The risks associated with poor indoor air quality—asthma, cancer, reproductive and development problems, and other health effects—are explained in the following Chapter 1 of the Report.
ASTHMA An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from asthma (U.S. EPA 1999). In addition, about 5,000 deaths occur yearly from asthma—an increase of 33 percent in the last decade (Mannino et al. 1998). Consequently, the social and economic costs are large. Among chronic diseases, asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism from school (Pope et al. 1993).
Asthma cost an estimated $6.2 billion in the United States in 1990, including direct medical and indirect non-medical costs combined. An update of this figure would fall in the range of $7 to $9 billion in 1998 dollars (Weiss et al. 1992). Some groups in this country (e.g., children, certain minorities, seniors, and low-income, urban populations) are disproportionately affected by asthma.
An estimated 1.8 million people required emergency room services for asthma in 1995. Mortality rates associated with asthma among African-Americans, as a whole, are two- to three-fold higher than those among whites. Mortality rates for African-American children are fivefold higher than those for their white peers (Mannino et al. 1998).
While research has not yet explained the rise in the incidence of asthma, nor all the reasons why individuals first contract it, there is general agreement that controlling indoor exposures is an important protective measure (NAS 2000).
Recently the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine issued a report on asthma and indoor air quality, confirming that dust mites and other allergens, microorganisms, and some chemicals found indoors are triggers for asthma. In addition, the report stated there was sufficient evidence regarding associations between ETS, in preschool-aged children, and house dust mites and the development of asthma (NAS 2000).
ETS may significantly aggravate symptoms of asthma for 200,000 children and may affect as many as 1,000,000 children to some extent (U.S. EPA 1992). CANCER A number of indoor contaminants, such as asbestos, radon, tobacco smoke, and benzene, are known human carcinogens. Other indoor contaminants, such as certain chlorinated solvents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes, and pesticides, are considered likely to cause cancer in humans.
The National Academy of Sciences, in its latest report on radon health science (NAS 1998), concluded that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country. NAS has estimated that about 12 percent of the lung cancer deaths in the United States are linked to radon. They calculate the number of lung cancer cases attributable to radon exposure to range from 15,000 to 22,000 annually. Environmental tobacco smoke is estimated to cause an additional 3,000 lung cancer deaths in nonsmokers each year (U.S. EPA 1992). Other forms of cancer have also been found to be associated with indoor pollutants (e.g., leukemia with benzene; bladder cancer with ETS).
REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS During the period 1991 to 1994, almost 900,000 children had elevated blood levels, which can cause a variety of developmental delays, including effects on intelligence quotient (IQ); vision, hearing and stature deficits; and learning disabilities (U.S. DHHS 1997a). Several studies indicate that common indoor pollutants such as lead and ETS can also impair fetal development.
A California report estimates that 9,700 to 18,600 cases of low birth weight in infants are caused each year by ETS (NCI 1999). Many other environmental agents, including a number of chemicals commonly found indoors (e.g., tobacco smoke, some pesticides, lead and other heavy metals, alcohols, and plastic additives), are suspected of causing developmental toxicity in humans (U.S. EPA 1991a, NCI 1999).
Endocrine disruptors (e.g., certain pesticides and plasticizers), which affect the normal function of sex and thyroid hormones, present a new area of concern for reproductive toxicity. Adverse effects on a developing child may result from exposure prior to conception in either parent, exposure during pregnancy, or post-natal exposure.
These effects range from low birth weight to genetic diseases to lower IQs and infertility. While the proportion of reproductive and developmental effects due to indoor environmental factors is currently unknown, the impact could be serious. Approximately 3 percent of newborn children have one or more significant malformations at birth. By age one, about 3 percent more are recognized to have serious developmental defects.
Lifetime health-care costs for children born each year with birth defects are estimated to be more than $8 billion.
OTHER HEALTH EFFECTS Indoor environments can cause or amplify many other health effects as well. The American Heart Association estimates that 35,000 to 40,000 cardiovascular deaths per year among nonsmokers can be attributed to ETS exposure (Taylor et al. 1991).
Recent studies have shown that, compared to those who had not been exposed, ETS was associated with a 20 percent increase in the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) (Howard et al. 1998). Carbon monoxide (CO) poising associated with the improper use and maintenance of fuel-burning appliances kills more than 200 people per year in this country and results in about 10,000 admissions to hospital emergency rooms for treatment (U.S. CPSC 1997).
An additional 600 to 700 accidental deaths from CO poisoning occur indoors from other sources, including automobiles (Cobb and Etzel 1991). The agent for Legionnaires' disease, a potentially deadly pneumonia which affects 10,000 to15, 000 people each year, is associated with cooling systems, whirlpool baths, humidifiers, food market vegetable misters, and other indoor sources, including residential tap water (EPA et al. 1994; U.S. DHHS 1997b).
Effects associated with toxins from indoor fungi and bacteria range from short-term irritation to immunosuppression and cancer (EPA et al. 1994). Studies show that symptoms of sick building syndrome (SBS) may be caused or intensified by indoor environmental problems (U.S. EPA 1991b, U.S. EPA et al. 1994).
The term "sick building syndrome," first employed in the 1970s, described a spectrum of specific and nonspecific complaints reported by a population of building occupants. These symptoms can be associated with their presence in the building. These complaints may also result from causes other than SBS, including illness contracted outside the building, acute sensitivity (e.g., allergies), job-related stress or dissatisfaction, and other factors.
Data are insufficient to thoroughly evaluate many SBS problems. Reference United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA Report 402-K-00-002, March 2000
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