Monday, April 11, 2005

Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that indoor air pollutants are 3 to 70 times higher than outdoors! Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and our children and their children are the experimental animals.

[Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free] 150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. [Source: Consumer Protection Agency (CPA)] 3 groups of people are primarily affected by indoor chemical concentrations because they spend more time indoors and their immune systems are weaker. The 3 groups are: Infants and toddlers Chronically ill Elderly [Source: 1988 EPA, 5-year study]

Liquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year). Most brands of liquid dish soap contain formaldehyde and ammonia. Not Shaklee Of the chemicals found in personal care products: 884 are toxic 146 cause tumors 218 cause reproductive complications 778 cause acute toxicity 314 cause biological mutations 376 cause skin and eye irritations [Source: United States House of Representatives Report, 1989]

Out of 2,435 pesticide poisonings in a one-year period, over 40% were due to exposure to disinfectants and similar cleaning products in the home. [Source: State of California Study] Most laundry detergent contains a form of NTA. NTA is a substance we may reasonably anticipate to be a carcinogen. [Source: The Merck Index] Shaklee doesn't use NTA Household Chlorine bleaches which claim to disinfect are classified as pesticides under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Inadvertently mixing bleach with other cleaners that contain ammonia produces a toxic chloramines gas. These toxic gases can cause coughing, loss of voice, a feeling of burning or suffocation, and even death. [Source: Guide to Hazardous Products Around the Home, Household Hazardous Waste Project, 1989]

"Barefoot Secret Manufacturer" doesn't use chlorine. Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home. [Source: 17- year EPA study] 150 chemicals found in the home have been connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.

[Source: The Consumer Protection Agency) As more toxic chemicals have been introduced to our everyday environment in greater amounts over the last 20 to 30 years, the level of toxins stored in adipose tissues (fat cells) of our bodies have risen. Bioaccumulation studies have shown that some toxins store in our bodies for life. Greater and greater amounts are being stored at younger ages. One study showed that in the fat of 100% of the people tested was 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, a chemical found in most household deodorizers and room fresheners. Shaklee doesn't use dichlorobenzene Some products release contaminants into the air right away, others do so gradually over a period of time. Some stay in the air up to a year. These contaminants, found in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, eye/skin/respiratory tract irritations and some cause cancer.

[American Lung Association] Asthma was once a very rare disease. Now the condition is extremely common the asthma rate has tripled in the last 20 years with nearly 30 million Americans currently afflicted. [Source: Consumer Federation of America, 1997] In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men, 82% for women). The higher rate for women is believed to be due to women's longer exposure times to household chemicals. [Source: Center for Disease Control] Childhood asthma has increased by more than 40% since 1980. [Source: Environmental Health Perspectives, June 1997; 105 (6)]

Asthma death in children and young people increased by a dramatic 118% between 1980 and 1993. [Source: Environmental Health Threats to Children, Environmental Protection Agency 175-F-96-001, September 1996] The average child visits the doctor 23 times in the 1st 4 years of life, with the most common complaint being respiratory ailment.

[Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 1997] Developing cells in children's bodies are more susceptible to damage than adult cells that have completed development, especially for the central nervous system. During the development of a child, from conception through adolescence, there are particular windows of vulnerability to environmental hazards. Most disturbing until a child is approximately 13 months of age, they are virtually no ability to fight the biological and neurological effects of toxic chemicals.

[Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free] Today, children have chemical exposures from birth that their parents didn't have until they were adults. Because children are exposed to toxics at an earlier age than adults, they have more time to develop environmentally triggered diseases, with long latency periods, such as cancer.

[Source: Environmental Policy and Children's Health, Future of Children, Summer/Fall 1995; 5(2): 34-52] Formaldehyde is a 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 and lungs and may cause: skin reactions ear infections headaches depression asthma joint pain dizziness mental confusion nausea disorientation phlebitis fatigue vomiting sleep disturbances laryngitis One in five people are sensitive to formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde is commonly found in: drugs mouthwash hairspray cosmetics cleaning products perfumes waxes hair setting lotions shampoo air fresheners fungicides fingernail polish floor polishes dry cleaning solvents toothpaste laundry spray starch antiperspirants just to name a few
DO YOU STILL WANT TO USE PRODUCTS IN YOUR HOME THAT CONTAIN FORMALDEHYDE? "Barefoot Secret Manufacturer" does not use formaldehyde Due to the increase in toxic buildup in our bodies, including the toxic buildup of formaldehyde, dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used to.

Bodies now start to decompose within 7 to 10 days after death. During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese bodies started to decompose within 24 to 48 hours. However, Americans didn't start to decompose for 4 to 5 days. Twice as much formaldehyde was needed to embalm a person 20 years ago compared to today. How many of these names would you have recognized as formaldehyde?

Formalin Methanal Methyl Aldehyde Methylene Oxide Oxymethylene Bfv* Fannoform* Formol* Fyde* Karsan* Methaldehyde Formalith* Methylene Glycol Ivalon* Oxomethane Formalin 40 Formalin Formic Aldehyde Hoch Paraform Lysoform* Morbocid Trioxane Polyoxmethylene * denotes trade name Warning labels on containers refer only to toxic hazards from ingestion; however, only 10% of health problems from chemicals are caused by ingestion. 90% are caused by the inhalation of vapors and absorption of particles.

Phenol is an extremely caustic chemical that burns the skin. Absorption of phenol through the lungs or skin can cause: central nervous system damage pneumonia respiratory tract infection heart-rate irregularities skin irritation kidney and liver damage numbness vomiting and can be fatal Phenol is a very common chemical and is regularly found in the following common products: air fresheners aftershave bronchial mists chloroseptic throat spray deodorants feminine powders & sprays hair spray decongestants mouthwash aspirin solvents acne medications antiseptics calamine lotions cleaning products detergents furniture polish hair setting lotions lice shampoo polishes cold capsules all-purpose cleaners aerosol disinfectants anti-itching lotions carnex cosmetics disinfectant cleaners hand lotions lip balms sunscreen and lotions insecticides cough syrups just to name a few


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