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  Household Pollution…There is a Solution

Every day, people everywhere, unwittingly expose themselves and Mother Earth, to hazardous materials. I say unwittingly, because these chemicals are found in the household products that we use every day. Scientists now believe that exposure to these every day products, is a key factor in the increase of certain chronic illness in children. Illnesses including cancer, asthma, ADD; birth defects, and many other problems. And if they are toxic to us, they are not helping the environment either. As consumers, we are left in the dark as to what are really in the products we use. Manufacturers are required to list the ingredients, but how are you supposed to know what those items do? Most of them you can't even pronounce! We all know that when it comes to Corporate America, profit usually wins out over consumer protection.

Because we spend 80-90% of our time indoors, that is where we are more likely to come in contact with toxic chemicals, residues and vapors.

Children drink more water, eat more food, and breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. This is one reason children are more likely to suffer; another is that children put things in their mouths. Even things you think are "clean" often have harmful residues left on them by the very products you used to clean them with! Furthermore, children are less developed, their bodies are effected more severely than an adult's. And, just because something has proven safe for adults, doesn't mean it's safe for kids. Most products are tested without any consideration for the exposure of children, save the small warning to keep out of their reach. Each year FIVE to TEN MILLION accidental poisonings are reported to the U.S. Poison Control Center. Many are fatal; most are children.
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