The Average North American uses about 25 Gallons of toxic, hazardous Chemical Products per year in their Home. A Major Portion Of These Can Be Found In Household Cleaning Products.
(Source: Prosperity Without Pollution, by Joel S. Hirschorn and Kirsten V. Oldenburg, 1991).
According to the National Research Council, no toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday-use products. Only 1% of toxins are required to be listed on labels, because companies classify their formulas as "trade secrets." -Lorie Dwornick, researcher, educator and activist, 2002.
In the past 50 years more than 75,000 chemicals have been introduced into the environment. Today 300 synthetic chemicals are found in the bodies of humans. Even newborn babies have synthetic chemicals passed on from their mothers.
-REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals, a European Union program)
Cancer rates have continued to increase every year since 1970. Brain cancer in children is up 40% in 20 years. Toxic chemicals are largely to blame.
-NY Times, September 29, 1997
Indoor air is often 2 to 5 times more contaminated than outdoor air.
Childhood asthma has nearly doubled in the last 20 years (American Lung Association). Some cleaners as well as fragrances may be the triggers to asthma attacks.
70,000 synthetic chemicals are in production today. Many are suspected to cause cancer or other health related effects but only 600 have been adequately tested. Source: City of Boulder-Office of Environmental Affairs.
9 of 10 breathes are likely drawn indoors
There was a 38% increase in prescriptions for airway medications from 1985 to 1990.
There are approximately 4,000 individual fragrance compounds – several hundred may be used in creating a single scent.
17-22% of people suffer from fragrance related migraine headaches.
Adverse reactions from scented products result in sick time, lost productivity, increased insurance costs and hostility from employers and employees who do not understand the health threats of fragrances. Chemically sensitive individuals cannot simply avoid fragrances...they share air in which they have no control.
SOURCE: www.gloriagilbere.com/Non-ToxicLiving.htm - Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D.
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