Registered: May 2006
Post Number: 3
|Why expose yourself and your family to toxic products? |
By Dawn Wierzba
It is your duty to research these products and protect your family. Don’t assume that because these products are on the grocery store shelf that they are safe. We like to think we are getting something that has been tested and proven to be safe. After all we have laws to protect our health and safety, don’t we?
The truth is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does NOT:
* regulate personal care products
* review or approve a products ingredients before they are sold to the public
* require companies to do safety testing on their products before they are sold to the public
* require recalls of harmful personal care products from the marketplace
You may think you know what is in a product and its potential harms by reading the ingredient and warning labels, but think again! Manufacturers are not required to list the exact ingredients on the label. Also chemical names are often disguised by using innocuous trade names.
To name a few...
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS),Anionic Surfactants, Benzalkonium, Chloride Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), DEA (diethanolamine), Dimethicone, FD&C Color Pigments, Formaldehyde, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine, Lauryl Sarcosine, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds, Propylene/Butylene Glycol, Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate , TEA (Triethanolamine) Laureth Sulfate, Toluene
These chemicals are known to cause cancer, reproductive complications, and biological mutations, but the labeling laws don’t protect the consumer, they protect big business. The #1 selling baby shampoo manufacturer isn’t going to tell you, they have two known carcinogens (cancer causing) or that the #1 selling laundry detergent has six known carcinogens and sodium sulfate which is known to trigger asthma attacks.
Incidences of cancer are increasing at a rate of one in three. In 2002, 557, 271 people died from cancer, 3,503 more than in 2001, but according to the National Vital Statistics report, Vol. 53 No 17 dated March 7, 2005, the mortality rate is decreasing. My questions is how?
Even if you don’t get cancer, these chemicals are also linked to diseases like, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, circulatory disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Asthma, ADD/ADHD and other behavioral disorders.
According to the Lung Association, Asthma has increased 600% since 1980.
Don’t let these big businesses control you. Do the research and find the best solution for your family.
About the Author: Dawn Wierzba has spent the last 2 years educating people on the toxins in their home and how to find a safer alternative. She is a mother of 2 girls that both have Asthma.
Both girls are now symptom and medication free since removing the toxic cleaners and personal care products from her home and switching to safer alternatives. To find out more visit her website at http://dndpartners.bravehost.com