When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder after the birth of our first son, I started taking a hard look the shocking truth about cleaners in our home.
I was a relatively healthy person. I ate right, exercised. I felt great,… until one day I didn’t.
But this post isn’t about my Fibromyalgia journey. You can read more about that in my book Fibromyalgia Fighter.
This post is to bring awareness to the shocking truth about cleaners in our homes. Check out these incredible stats I found just by doing a bit of digging online.
150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.[Source: Consumer Protection Agency (CPA)]
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]
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]
We absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin while children’s bodies absorb 40-50% more than adults
About 6% of cancer deaths per year — 34,000 deaths annually — are directly linked to occupational and environmental exposures to known, specific carcinogens.[Source: PSR.org]
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.
What can you do about it?
You have power in where you choose to spend your dollars. Every time you purchase a toxic free product you are speaking with your bank account, and protecting your family.
One of the first changes I made when I began to detox our home was to swap out our home products. Read about it here. I switched to non-toxic shopping and you can too. In fact, I’ll give you a $10 gift card just for taking a look. CLICK HERE to claim your $10 gift card.