Household Cleaners, Air Fresheners and Cleaning Solutions - when used excessively or in a small, unventilated area, release toxic levels of pollutants.
This comes from two main chemicals called ethylene - based glycol ethers and terpenes.
While the EPA regards the ethers as toxic by themselves, the non - toxic terpenes can react with ozone in the air to form a poisonous combination. Air fresheners in particular are linked to many volatile organic compounds, such as nitrogen dioxide, and some fresheners also contain paradichlorobenzene.
Mothballs - studies on paradichlorobenzene, one of active ingredients in some repellents, found that it can cause cancer in animals. Other types of moth balls use naphthalene, which after prolonged exposure can damage or destroy red blood cells, and which can also stimulate nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Baby Bottles and BPA
Canada has taken the first steps to outlaw the sale of baby bottles made from polycarbonate plastics, which are the most common type on the market. It has done so because the plastics are made with a chemical called bisphenol - A (BPA).
BPA has a structure very similar to estrogen and for that reason is referred to as a " hormone disruptor. " Hormone disruptors can interfere with the natural human hormones, especially for young children.
Commonly used in mattresses, upholstery, television, and computer casings and circuit boards, flame retardants use polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs for short. Studies have linked PBDEs to learning and memory problems, lowered sperm counts and poor thyroid functioning.
Other animal studies have indicated that PBDEs could be carcinogenic in humans.
Chemicals in Carpets - volatile organic compounds (VOCs) The glue and dyes used with carpeting are known to emit VOCs, which can be harmful to your health in high concentrations.
Pressed Wood Products - the glue that holds the wood particles in place may use urea -formaldehyde as a resin. Formaldehyde exposure can set off watery eyes, burning eyes and throat, difficulty breathing, and asthma attacks. Scientists also know that it can cause cancer in animals.
Laser Printers Chemicals - A 2007 study confirmed that laser and ink - jet printers can releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ozone particulates. All of these have been linked with heart and lung disease.
Electromagnetic pollutants - " Smartphone detox " shown to relieve stress and anxiety - similar to detoxing from other addictions. Let's face it: Hundreds of millions of people around the world are addicted to their smartphones. What is the cost of the addiction: 100% of the population is affected biologically by EMF pollution. However, like smoking or asbestos, most will not feel the effects for years or even decades.
EMF pollution affects the nervous, immune and endocrine systems. When so many vital systems of the body are affected at the same time, there will be multiple, wide - ranging undesired symptoms.
- Heart palpitations and a pressure in the chest
- Skin burning, redness, rashes and tingling
- Difficulties sleeping
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Fatigue and tiredness during the day
- Cognitive decline (memory and concentration difficulties - a " brain fog " Dementia will skyrocket in a wireless society).
- Anxiety or tension within the body when the person is near a cell phone tower, cordless phone or Wi - Fi router).
- Inability to heal quickly from virus, bacterial and parasitic infections (because the immune system is already over - taxed).
- Lightheadedness or vertigo.
- Temporary inability to speak coherently
- Mood - swings (the endocrine system, which governs our hormones, is highly affected by EMF pollution).
- Arm, finger and leg twitching -involuntary finger movements when exposed to microwave radiation from radio towers
Loss of Productiveness (EHS individuals often become tired, ill and unable to participate in normal societal activities
Lighting Efficiency The problem with CFLs is they contain mercury, which is actually a very potent brain and neuro - toxin, no amount of exposure is safe. In addition, CLF bulbs emit high amounts of electromagnetic radiation, which produces a strong electromagnetic field (EMF).
The frequencies emitted from CFL bulbs are in the microwave range. What this means is every time you switch on a CFL, you're subjecting your body to a microwave - like environment.
You wouldn't put your cat or dog in the microwave, would you? Then why are you willing to spend countless hours living in a microwave yourself? Light Emitting Diodes - LED bulbs are the latest and greatest in green lighting technology.
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT are loaded with toxic chemicals. The main ingredient in conventional deodorant is aluminum; usually listed as aluminum chlorohydrate - a heavy metal that can cause brain atrophy, memory loss, nervous system degeneration, and even Alzheimer's disease.
Parabens in particular are the most widely used preservatives in deodorant. The different variations of the types of parabens are methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl, and butyl paraben, these preservatives have been identified in countless breast cancer tumor biopsies. Phthalates, also called plasticizers, go into many products including hair spray, shampoos, fragrances, and deodorants.
Like BPA, these hormone - like chemicals are linked to reproductive and developmental problems.
Because of these findings, California and Washington State have banned the use of phthalates in toys for younger children.
Solution: it's pretty easy to make your own personal care products. I will show you in the next video.
In the next video I will present what health problems are caused by toxic ingredients in Conventional Laundry Detergent?