Did You Know or Should You Know -

Mary - posted on 01/29/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Did you know?
• Today, children are exposed to thousands of substances in the environment, most of which have never been tested for toxicity to children.
Source: Center for Children's Health and the Environment of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
• Out of 1,435 pesticide poisonings in a one year period, over 40% were due to exposure to disinfectants and similar cleaning products in the home.
Source: State of California Study
• Cancer is now the number one cause of death from disease for children over the age of 5. Only 20% of the cases of childhood cancer are due to genetic factors. Some experts argue that 30% of all cancers are caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.
Source: Philip Landrigan, M.D. of Mount Sinai Medical Center
• Dr. Doris Rapp believes that two-thirds of the millions of children on Ritalin are actually suffering from acute allergic reactions to environmental agents found at home and in schools.
Source: Dr. Doris Rapp, Is This Your Child’s World?
• Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home.
Source: 15 year EPA study
• Asthma rates have tripled in the last twenty years with 20 to 30 million Americans currently afflicted.
Source: Mary Ellen Fise, Indoor Air Quality
• Chemicals get into our bodies by ingestion, inhalation and absorption but only about 10% of poisonings are from ingestion.
Source: Kay Heizer, Healthy Choices
• Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
• Just reducing (not eliminating) environmental carcinogens alone, would save at least 50,000 lives from cancer annually.
Source: Dr. Lee Davis, former advisor to the Secretary of Health
• Quaternium-15 is a preservative found in many cosmetics and industrial substances that releases formaldehyde. It can be found in numerous sources, including but not limited to: mascara, eyeliner, moisturizer, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, nail polish, personal lubricants, soaps, body wash, baby lotion or shampoo, facial cleanser, tanning oil, self-tanning cream, sunscreen, powder, shaving products, ointments, personal wipes or cleansers, wipes, paper, inks, paints, polishes, waxes and industrial lubricants.
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
• Formaldehyde is a probable human carcinogen.
Source: IARC 2004, OEHHA 2004, NTP 2002
• An estimated 65 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese.
Source: Results from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
• In 2002, data showed that 15% of children and teens are considered overweight, a tripling since 1980. An additional 15% of kids and teens are considered "at risk" for becoming overweight.
Source: How to Teach Kids Nutrition to Kids by Connie Liakos Evers, MS, RD>

• Diabetes, hypertension and other obesity-related chronic diseases that are prevalent among adults have now become more common in youngsters.
Source: American Obesity Association Fact Sheet
• Olympic Athletes come in all colors, shapes and sizes. They come from all over the world. But all great athletes have one thing in common: they take care of their bodies.
Source: Gateway to the Summer Games website by EdGate

Here is a couple of websites to learn more: http://www.MomsLiveLife.com or http://www.ahealthylifeforall.com

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Laressa - posted on 01/31/2011

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I try to eliminate as much as I can, I rarely use soap on myself and am considering eliminating more cleaners. I grow my own vegitables and freeze them for the winter etc, but I sometimes wonder whats in the water I use to grow the veggies, etc. I don't consider myself a fanatic. The biggest reason I have a HUGE garden is because I believe the food tastes better. I do almost all my own cooking. Most of the meat we eat is raised by my dad so I know pretty much what goes into them. We are dreaming of sometime in the future growing our own grain and grinding for flour and also our own eggs. Right now I buy them at a local farm. Of course not all our life is always healthy-- We sometimes have kraft dinner and pizzapops too, but its my goal to do as much as I can for the health of my family and hope that it pays off. I don't have another full time job, so it also helps cut costs.

Amber - posted on 01/31/2011

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that's why i don't use cleaning products in my home :S and only all-natural stuff goes on our skins!!!!! yucko @ carcinogens.

Stephanie - posted on 01/30/2011

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One of the most interesting things I ever read was how much jet fuel we absorb through our bodies when it falls from the sky. They actually found traces of it in breast milk while they were doing the research.

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