Posts filed under ‘Health Hazards’

The Ingredients Used in Leading Detergent Brands

Learn the truth about the ingredients lurking in leading brand laundry detergents.

Continue Reading September 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm 5 comments

Top 10 Reasons to Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfate is the victim of an urban myth similar to the one that haunts parabens. It is accused of causing cancer. This is false. However, there may be other reasons to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate and even its gentler sister, sodium laureth sulfate

Continue Reading September 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm 60 comments

The Story of Bottled Water

Natural Spring Water or Reconstituted Tap Water?

Continue Reading August 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm 2 comments

The Smell of Clean?

That whiff of “mountain spring” in your laundry detergent comes from scientists…mixing compounds until they’ve found a way to reproduce “natural” smells through the use of chemicals. Think unscented, green detergents brands are safe? Think again.

Continue Reading August 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

What Are You Wearing?

We’ve all heard the question, “What are you wearing?” Most likely you’ve never answered, “Petroleum, pesticides, perfluorochemicals, and antimony, with cadmium accessories.” Yet in most cases, that would be the honest answer.

Continue Reading August 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Bleach – the Dangers and the Alternatives

This highly toxic cleaner is the number one most swallowed cleaner by children causing poising. Exposure should be avoided, yet it is sold like crazy and allowed on the shelves of our stores. It has a horrible odor and causes respiratory problems, skin irritations and the list keeps going. If you use bleach, stop! There are alternatives that work just as well and aren’t toxic. This chemical is considered a “Unclassifiable Carcinogen” by the World Health Organization and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but schools, daycare’s and health care facilities can clean with it.

Continue Reading August 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm 2 comments

Is Your Toothpaste or Mouthwash Toxic?

You may be doing harm to your health and your teeth by merely brushing and washing your mouth. Children are especially vulnerable.

Continue Reading July 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm 3 comments

Toxic America | a CNN Special Report

Although it is deeply upsetting to keep hearing about the reality of the toxic world Americans are living in, this CNN report gives us hope that people are finally starting to wake up.

Continue Reading July 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm Leave a comment

What’s polluting my indoor air?

In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came to the conclusion that indoor air carries a higher risk for personal exposure to toxic chemicals than outdoor air. Where is this indoor air pollution coming from?

Continue Reading May 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

Constrictive Clothing

That ultra-tight pair of jeans might look fabulous on your body, but what about the health effects? What are the risks of wearing tight clothing?

Continue Reading May 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm 1 comment

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