For the first time in history future generations face a shorter life expectancy than the current adult population. There is no federal law requiring pre-market testing for toxicity of household cleaners. It is estimated that over 95% of most cancers are caused by diet and environmental toxicity, including exposure to chemicals.
One popular kitchen cleaner contains 2-Butoxyethanol, a poison that is harmful if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed by the skin. It affects the central nervous system, blood and blood forming organs, liver and kidneys. Lab protection equipment includes goggles with a shield, lab coat and apron, vent hood and gloves and a Class B fire extinguisher. This is a cleaner you spray on your countertop in the kitchen!
The air inside homes is sometimes more toxic than outside air. We bombard our homes with cancer causing chemicals in the name of cleanliness. This clean and sterile world has a very high price. Our health and longevity are marred by thousands of untested toxic chemicals that we spray on counter tops and wipe on all surfaces.
Many household cleansers contain chemicals that are highly regulated as toxic waste in their disposal, but allowed on your countertop. Some actually warn you to wipe with potable water after cleaning. This isn’t clean, this is deadly.
There have been pesticide residues detected in 50-90 percent of U.S. foods. There are over 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides applied to America’s soil every year. These numbers are increasing as Genetically Modified Crops take over more and more farmland.
Did you know that mattresses give off gas, toxic VOCs from formaldehyde, benzene and toluene. Formaldehyde is regulated by OSHA as a carcinogen and has been linked to SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? And that flame retardant chemicals such as pentaBDE (which is associated with hyperactivity) are inhaled in dangerous amounts by babies?