have you guys read the back of the bottles of products we are using ?

Brandy - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Do you REALLY still use Johnson and Johnson Baby products on your babies and children? If you knew what we do, you would not! Do you REALLY still use Tide, Cascade, Clorox, Windex, Crest Toothpaste, Colgate, Oust, and Bleaches in your laundry and other chemicals in your home and around your family? If you knew what we do you would not! Do you REALLY still take Centrum, OneADay, GNC, and other commercial vitamins? If you knew what we do you would not! Do you really still use Pantene hair products, Lubriderm, and Eucerin actaully on your skin? If you knew what we do you would not dare!!! Do you really still shop at the regular store and throw your money out the window on harmful foods and chemicals causing your family to suffer from many health problems like Eczema, Asthma, and Allergies? Can you imagine that you are paying super high prices for commercial products and don ' t even know you are making yourself and your family sick? The stores and manufacturers do NOT want you to know what we know! We are not afraid to post these things because the manufacturers know it is the TRUTH!

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Melinda - posted on 03/06/2012

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I also believe if people understood the nature of Triclosan--the ingredient in almost every antibacterial soap..they would stop using it. Just because the FDA hasn't banned its commercial use doesn't mean they shouldn't. Triclosan is responsible for changing the sex of fish and frogs in highly polluted waters. It is making its way into our permanent water tables. Plus I don't anyone who washes their hands for a minimum of 2 minutes, which is what it needs to actually kill bacteria.

Melinda - posted on 03/06/2012

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I used Burts Beees baby wash (and still do) for my daughter. I am also a HUGE fan of their diaper ointment. I feel like the guy from my big fat greek wedding--but it does seem to cure every kind of rash.

Jennifer - posted on 12/16/2009

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Thanks for the info Brandy. I love that you care enought to share this with other moms!

Brandy - posted on 12/15/2009

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Some hidden places for chlorineShare



Clean Out the Chlorine

There are more than 100,000 chemicals out there, and very few of them have been adequately studied to determine their toxicity or effect on hormonal activity. One endocrine-disrupting chemical, chlorine, is commonly found in laundry bleach, household cleaners, and pool cleaners. It's also found in drinking water and industrial waste, and it's used in everyday products that you keep in your kitchen, such as bleached paper towels, napkins, and coffee filters. We are so used to its presence that we probably don't even think about how toxic a chemical it is. Chlorine has the potential to cause respiratory problems (wheezing, coughing, constricted airways), lung pain and collapse, eye and skin irritation, and sore throats. And until we can find out exactly how damaging chlorine and chemicals like it are, be smart and protect yourself. It's easier than you think to rid your home of chlorine. You can start by making some of the following changes.

Paper products: Dioxins, which are by-products of the bleaching of pulp and paper with chlorine, are not only highly carcinogenic but also estrogenic. Choose paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins that are "processed chlorine-free," or PCF.

Coffee filters: Bleached coffee filters leach chlorine into your coffee and release dioxins with every drip. Choose unbleached or oxygen-bleached filters that use chlorine dioxide, a type of bleach that doesn't created dioxin residues.

Antibacterial soaps (or antibacterial anything!): In addition to the harm such products cause by encouraging antibiotic resistance, the triclosan they contain combines with chlorinated tap water to create the carcinogenic gas chloroform, as well as chlorinated dioxins, highly toxic forms of dioxin. Choose natural dishwashing and hand soaps without chlorine or phosphates. Good brands include Seventh Generation, Ecover, and Mrs. Meyer's.

One last tip: Keep the dishwasher closed during the wash cycle! That "whoosh" of steam releases toxic volatilized chlorine, which is formed by the combination of detergent and tap water.





We have some of this taken care of with Melaleuca products but I didn't think of paper towels etc.





www.livetotalwellness.com/brandy

Brandy - posted on 12/15/2009

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Here is so more inforamtion :


The Power of Information

Air pollution caused by Febreze Air Effects (Hawaiian Aloha) - Learn more in EWG's School Cleaning Supplies report

Febreze Air Effects (Hawaiian Aloha)

about ewg

At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know.



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Bottom of Form 2



Febreze Air Effects released 88 air contaminants, the third highest number released by any product tested. One of these chemicals is linked to cancer, another to neurotoxicity. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: Procter & Gamble

Green Certification: None

Form/Use

Product Type: air freshener

Product Form: spray, aerosol

Product pH: 4.0 - 5.0


Directions

Hold can upright, pull trigger back and spray the air in a sweeping motion throughout the entire room. For a noticeably fresh home, spray all the rooms in your home.


Ingredients

Disclosed on the bottle label: Odor eliminator, water, fragrance, non-flammable natural propellant, quality control ingredients.


Claims

Eliminates odors and freshens. Contains NO CFC's or Phosphates.


Warnings

Caution: Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Help stop inhalation abuse. For more information visit www.inhalant.org. Some hard surfaces may become damp when sprayed. Avoid slips and falls. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not spray toward face. If eye contact occurs, rinse well with water. If irritation persists get medical attention. Do not expose to heat or open flames, or store at temperatures above 120 deg F. Dispose of properly. do not puncture or incinerate container. Contents under pressure




89
Air Contaminants Detected

3
Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer


Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)

0
Chemicals cause asthma


1
Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity
ACETALDEHYDE

1
Chemicals linked to cancer
ACETALDEHYDE

0
Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity


0
Chemicals that disrupt hormones


1
Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system
ETHYL ACETATE

No
Corrosive concentrate or dangerous pH



The chemicals detected






Chemical:
EWG's Skin Deep Toxicity Score:
Disclosed / Detected:
Further Toxic Concerns noted in EWG's Skin Deep database (2009):

BHT #†
9
detected
Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes

ACETALDEHYDE
9
detected
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

FRAGRANCE
8
disclosed
Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous

PROPYLENE GLYCOL #
7
detected
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption

1,3-DICHLORO-2-PROPANOL #
7
detected
Cancer, Violations, restrictions & warnings, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

LIMONENE #
6
detected
Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

METHYL PYRROLIDONE #†
6
detected
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

ALCOHOL DENATURED
5
disclosed
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards

BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL #
5
detected
Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

ETHYL ACETATE #
5
detected
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

GERANIOL *
5
detected
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

LINALOOL #
5
detected
Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

BENZALDEHYDE #
5
detected
Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER #
4
detected
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

ETHYLHEXANOL #
4
detected
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

HEXYL CINNAMAL #
3
detected
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATE #
3
detected
Cancer, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

ANISIC ALDEHYDE *
2
detected
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

CYCLOPENTANONE ***
2
detected
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

2-METHOXY-p-CRESOL *
2
detected
Violations, restrictions & warnings

PRENYL ACETATE *
2
detected
Multiple, additive exposure sources

alpha-PINENES #
2
detected
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

2,6-DIMETHYL-7-OCTEN-2-OL #
1
detected
none identified

3-METHYL BUTYL ACETATE **
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

BENZYL ACETATE #
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

CYCLAMEN ALDEHYDE *
1
detected
none identified

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL #
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

GAMMA-DECALACTONE *
1
detected
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

HEDIONE **
1
detected
none identified

DIETHYLHEXYL FUMARATE *
1
detected
none identified

GAMMA-NONALACTONE *
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE **
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

HELIOTROPINE #
1
detected
none identified

HEXYL SALICYLATE *
1
detected
none identified

IONONE, ALPHA- *
1
detected
none identified

NEROL *
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

ETHYL BUTYRATE #
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

2-tert-BUTYLCYCLOHEXANOL **
1
detected
none identified

4-tert-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE #
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

BENZOTHIAZOLE #
1
detected
none identified

DIMETHYLBENZYL CARBINYL BUTYRATE *
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

ETHYL OCTANOATE *
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

HEXADECANE #
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

HEXYL ACETATE **
1
detected
none identified

HEXYL BUTYRATE *
1
detected
none identified

HEXYL ISOBUTYRATE *
1
detected
none identified

gamma-OCTALACTONE *
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

PRENOL *
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

1-TRIMETHYL-2-CYCLOHEXENYL-1-PENTEN-3-ONE *
1
detected
none identified

ALLYL CYCLOHEXYLPROPIONATE *
1
detected
none identified

beta-PINENES #
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

gamma-TERPINENE **
1
detected
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

trans-ROSE KETONE-1 #
1
detected
Multiple, additive exposure sources

P-TERT-BUTYL CYCLOHEXYL-ACETATE CIS *
1
detected
none identified

2-BUTEN-1-ONE, 1-(2,6,6-TRIMETHYL-1,3-CYCLOHEXADIEN-1-YL)-, *
1
detected
none identified

WATER
0
disclosed
innocuous

METHYLBENZYL ACETATE *
0
detected
none identified

d-DIHYDROGERANIOL *
0
detected
none identified

ETHYL 2-METHYLBUTYRATE *
0
detected
none identified

ETHYL 2-METHYLVALERATE *
0
detected
none identified

cis-3-HEXENYL ACETATE *
0
detected
none identified

2-METHYL-3-BUTEN-2-OL *
0
detected
none identified

METHYL METHYLBUTYRATE *
0
detected
none identified

TRIMETHYL-VINYLTETRAHYDROFURAN-2-METHANOL *
0
detected
none identified

IRONE ISOMER 2 #
0
detected
none identified

1-PROPANOL, 2-(2-HYDROXYPROPOXY) ****
0
detected
none identified

BICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPT-2-ENE, 1,7,7-TRIMETHYL *
0
detected
none identified

BICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPTAN-2-OL, 2,3,3-TRIMETHYL *
0
detected
none identified

2,4-PENTANEDIONE, 3-(PHENYLMETHYL)- *
0
detected
none identified

(-)-Isolongifolol *
0
detected
none identified

BENZENE, (1-ETHYLPROPYL) *
0
detected
none identified

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONO-2-ETHYLHEXYL ETHER **
0
detected
none identified

P-TERT-BUTYL CYCLOHEXYL-ACETATE (TRANS) *
0
detected
none identified

BENZENE, (1-BUTYLHEPTYL) ***
0
detected
none identified

TRICYCLODECENYL ACETATE *
0
detected
none identified

BENZENE, 1-(1,1-DIMETHYLETHYL)-3-ETHYL-5-METHYL- *
0
detected
none identified

3,5-DIMETHYLCYCLOHEX-1-ENE-4-CARBOXALDEHYDE *
0
detected
none identified

CYCLOHEXANONE, 4,4'-(1-METHYLETHYLIDENE)BIS- *
0
detected
none identified

CYCLOHEXANONE, 2-(1-METHYLETHYLIDENE)- *
0
detected
none identified

1,3-CYCLOPENTANEDIONE, 2,4-DIMETHYL- *
0
detected
none identified

2-BUTEN-1-ONE, 1-(2,6,6-TRIMETHYL-3-CYCLOHEXEN-1-YL)- *
0
detected
none identified

CYCLOPENTANE, (2-METHYLBUTYLIDENE)- **
0
detected
none identified

CYCLOHEXANOL, 1-(2-HEXENYL)- *
0
detected
none identified

2-PROPANOL, 1-[1-METHYL-2-(2-PROPENYLOXY)ETHOXY] ****
0
detected
none identified

1,3-HEXADIENE, 3-ETHYL-2,5-DIMETHYL **
0
detected
none identified

1-(4-TERT-BUTYLPHENYL)PROPAN-2-ONE *
0
detected
none identified

3-PENTEN-2-ONE, 4-(2,6,6-TRIMETHYL-2-CYCLOHEXEN-1-YL)- *
0
detected
none identified

ETHOXYCITRONELLAL *
0
detected
none identified

1,2-DIHYDROPYRIDINE, 1-(1-OXOBUTYL)- *
0
detected
none identified

PROPANOIC ACID, 4-HEXEN-1-YL ESTER *
0
detected
none identified

2-(5-METHYL-FURAN-2-YL)-PROPIONALDEHYDE *
0
detected
none identified


Laboratory Data Qualifiers

#† Denotes quantified using multipoint authentic standard curve (post-calibration). Other VOCs quantified relative to toluene.

# Indicates AQS database match with a probability greater than 99%.

**** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 95%.

*** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 90%.

** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 85%.

* Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 80%.




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Christine - posted on 12/15/2009

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I'm not saying you're wrong but this would have a lot more credibility if you actually shared something factual in there. It you are "not afraid to post these things" then please share more because right now it just looks like you're repeting someone elses educated opinion or as was mentioned before, it's a sales pitch.

Brandy - posted on 12/14/2009

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FYI people I am not advertising a business I am sharing this information I learn tonight.. Nice Language Christina

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