Do you have these poisons in your home? If you do, "It's time for a change"

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Do you have any of these common household items in your home?

• Air Freshener (aerosol)
*contains highly flammable propellants, can cause moderate irritation to the eyes, can cause mild to moderate lung irritation, including asthma-like symptoms.


• All-Purpose Cleaner
*strong lung irritant, can cause mild to moderate damage to eyes, fumes can cause weakness and dizziness.


• Automatic Dishwashing Liquid
*strong skin irritant, can burn throat, many products contain bleach which can cause swelling and tearing of eye tissue, vapors can cause headaches.


• Automatic Dishwashing Powder
*strong eye and skin irritant, contains corrosive bleach that can burn mouth and throat, most common reported poison among children.


• Basin, Tub, and Tile Cleaner
*some are flammable, contains acids that can burn the skin and cause corneal damage, vapors can cause strong respiratory irritations.


• Bleach (liquid)
*causes severe eye injuries, can damage mouth, throat, and stomach, vapors irritate the nose, throat, and lungs.


• Bleach (powdered)
*breathing the dust can produce asthma-like symptoms, damages eyes and skin, mixing with ammonia can produce deadly fumes.


• Brass, Copper, Silver Polish
*can cause moderate eye and skin damage and burns, fumes can cause headaches, dizziness, and stupor.


• Carpet Deodorizer (powdered)
*contact with skin can produce mild irritation, contact with eyes can cause abrasive eye damage, dust can irritate the lungs and aggravate asthma symptoms.


• Carpet Shampoo
*can cause moderate to severe burns to eyes and skin, vapors can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs.


• Carpet Stain Remover
*can cause moderate to severe damage to eyes and skin, vapors can cause respiratory distress.


• Cosmetics
*cosmetics are second only to cleaning products as a poisoner of children, they are not regulated like cleaners and many have no warning labels.


• Deodorant (aerosol)
*contains highly flammable propellants, vapors can irritant the lungs and eyes.


• Dishwashing Liquid
*possible skin irritant, can cause swelling and tearing of the eye tissue, vapors can cause labored coughing, labored breathing, and in severe cases, death.


• Disinfectant Cleaner
*aerosols contain flammable propellants, can burn skin and cause permanent corneal damage, fumes can strongly irritate the nose, throat, and lungs.


• Drain Cleaner
*burns mouth, tongue, throat, and stomach, causing permanent damage, can cause severe eye damage and blindness.


• Dusting Spray (aerosol)
*flammable, irritates the eyes, lungs, five thousand people visit emergency rooms each year with an aerosol can related injury.


• Fabric Softener (liquid)
*mild eye irritant, skin irritant, vapors can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, labored breathing, and in severe cases, death, can aggravate asthma symptoms.


• Fabric Softener Sheets
*possible skin irritant, can irritate eyes, vapors can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and in severe cases, death.


• Floor Cleaner
*contains corrosive acids that can cause moderate burns and irritation to sin and eyes, can burn mouth an throat, can cause blindness.


• Furniture Polish
*contact with skin can dissolve ital skin oils and cause dermatitis (skin burns), can permanently injure eyes.


• Hair Spray (aerosol)
*contains highly flammable propellants, can cause eye damage due to direct contact, skin irritant, vapors can cause headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.


• Laundry Detergent (liquid)
*strong eye irritant, can cause corneal damage, can irritate the skin, vapors can cause coughing, labored breathing, and in severe cases, death.


• Laundry Detergent (powdered)
*can burn the skin and eyes, can cause corneal damage, dust can cause headaches, dizziness, labored breathing, and in severe cases, death.


• Mouthwash
*eye, nose, and throat irritant, ingestion can lead to dizziness and stupor, most products contain 20% ethyl alcohol, each year a number o young children die from ingestion.


• Oven Cleaner
*contains lye which is highly corrosive, burns the skin, mouth, throat, and stomach, causes permanent blindness.


• Perfume/Cologne
*most scents contain enough alcohol to harm or kill a child after ingesting only a few swallows. Many ingredients can irritate the skin and burn the eyes.


• Scouring Powder with Bleach
*can cause moderate irritation to skin, can burn mouth and throat, can cause permanent eye damage, gives off irritating fumes when wet.


• Stainless Steel Cleaner
*can burn eyes and skin, vapors can cause headaches, dizziness, and stupor.


• Tile/Hard Water Spot Remover
*contains corrosive acids that can cause moderate burns and irritation to skin and eyes, vapors can be highly irritating to nose, throat and lungs.


• Toilet Bowl Cleaner
*contains hydrochloric acid which is highly corrosive, burns skin, mouth, and throat, causes blindness.


• Upholstery Stain Remover
*can cause moderate to severe damage to skin and eyes, ingesting can lead to abdominal tenderness and bleeding.


• Window Cleaner
*can cause moderate irritation and damage to eyes, fumes can be moderately to highly irritating to the lungs, can irritate the skin.


If you have these products and would like to switch to a safer, eco-friendly, and bio-degradable product give send me an email at krisdenise136@yahoo.com or give me a call at (205) 447-6722.

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Ani - posted on 11/18/2008

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Alot of METHOD products are non-toxic. I'd still keep locks on my cleaning supplies drawers and other cleaning products high up!!!!

Cassandra - posted on 11/18/2008

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I use very few of these products. I do use laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, and dishwasher liquid, but I use the Seventh Generation products. Otherwise I only use baking soda, vinegar, water, and Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap. Any other suggestions?

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