Monday, April 18, 2016

Cancer From Chemicals? 3 Household Products That Are Known Carcinogens

Recently, I read an article I saw posted in news on the internet that said:

"It’s very well known that certain lifestyle behaviors like smoking, excessive alcohol use, and tanning bed exposure can cause cancer or put you at higher risk for developing cancer. However, you would hardly think that some of the products that you use everyday or that are lying around your house could place you at the same risk, but some happen to contain well known or unnoticeable ingredients that are in fact human carcinogens." (See the entire article at this link:  CANCER AND CHEMICALS )

So, what are the 3 Household Products to which this article was referring?

1.  Air Freshners
2. Cleaning Products
3. Dryer Sheets

Are you still using those chemical laden items? Are they still under your kitchen sink and in your laundry room?
What the article failed to mention was personal care items, which are laden with synthetic chemicals. What we put on our skin, on our hair, on our face, and in our mouths is of far more concern because these chemicals are immediately taken into our blood stream and they now have proof that newborn babies are carrying a heavy load toxins carried to them through the placenta because of the exposure of the mother.

Now I know that many, many people are beginning to understand that this is not a good choice. Unfortunately, they are still being mislead into purchasing items that contain many toxic synthetic chemicals.

It is startling to know that we think we are doing good for ourselves and our families when we choose certain "Green" brands at commercial big box stores - in the hopes and belief that we are not only saving money but are protecting our families at the same time.  However, numerous studies have shown this logic fails in light of the facts.

Recently, I checked the website for Seventh Generation and found that the list of chemicals contained in their products is long, and includes Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, among many others. This is a known toxin (See the Complete List on Seventh Generation's website:  SEVENTH GENERATION). I have so many friends and even family who have told me they are very careful not to purchase products that contain harmful chemicals, but when I go into their homes, this is one of the main products I find there.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is called SLS for short and is listed by the EWG.org cosmetics database as a "moderate hazard." What does that mean?


According to the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews,6 research studies on SLS have shown links to:
 
·        Irritation of the skin and eyes
·        Organ toxicity
·        Developmental/reproductive toxicity
·        Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
·        Possible mutations and cancer
Does that sound moderate to you? 

Can 16,000 Studies About SLS Be Wrong?

If you visit the SLS page on the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) website,6 you will see a very long list of health concerns and associated research studies. In fact, you will also see their mention of nearly 16,000 studies in the PubMed science library (as well as their link to that list) about the toxicity of this chemical. There are clearly grounds for concern about using products containing this agent. (Excerpted from article on Mercola.com available at this link: SLS EXPOSED ).

You can find many of the studies cited by doing a Google search for "PubMed." Lots of great information available there too.
 
And if you look at the cost of the group of products people generally choose for cleaning and compare that cost to the cost of the recommended EOB2 Cleaner, you will see that you pay far less per ounce and get a toxin free cleaning option when you choose the EOB2 Household Cleaner recommended by Dr. Ed Close. 

You have a choice where you spend your dollars and what products and companies you reward. 

So, how will you spend your hard-earned money?

Will you choose to reward those companies who are creating more synthetic chemicals every day that add to the burden we and our environment must bare?

Or - Will you instead choose to save money, reduce your chemical exposure, protect your home and your family, and give the EOB2 Household Cleaner a try, just to see how it works for you?

If you just want to try one bottle of the EOB2 Household Cleaner, then contact us today.

May You Always Enjoy Vibrant Health!
Abundant Blessings,

Dr. Ed and Jacqui Close
EJC Advantage LLC

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