A TOXIC FREE HOME

There are harmful toxic ingredients in many products around in your house. Do you want to make your house a safer place for you and your family? A safer place for children to grow up in? Let me show you how. Educate yourself and take part in the mission to create millions of toxic free homes.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Certified 100% Toxicfree Products Are Here!

“We look good, we smell good, and we have just exposed ourselves to 200 different chemicals a day through cosmetics” ~ U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 10, 1997

Do you suffer from headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin irritation, allergies, premature aging? Did you ever consider that your personal and skin care products may be causing your problems?

The health and nutrition of your skin is very important to your overall health. I bet you don't realize the hundreds of chemicals you apply to your body every day; whether in the form of shampoo, conditioner, hand cream, face cream, shaving cream, makeup, and so on. Even sunscreens can be hazardous to your skin because of the harsh chemicals within them. Toxic chemicals can have many negative impacts on your immune system. Why poison your skin when you can use safe alternatives that are 100% certified Toxic free?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it absorbs what you put on it. The personal and skin care products you use every day may actually have harmful petroleum derivatives, vinyl's, and plastics that can have effects greater than just damaging the skin and making it older and less healthy...they can actually cause illness. Most off-the-shelf personal care products contain harmful ingredients that strip, coat, suffocate, and leave your skin vulnerable.

Here is a short overview of what has been found in everyday products:

Soaps and Detergents. Typical cleansers contain soaps and chemical detergents which dissolve your skin's natural proteins and oils. Result is a reduced immune system. (Examples: sodium laureth sulfate, cocomido DEA and MEA).
Plastics/Pesticides/Antibacterials. Petroleum by-products coat your skin with a "plastic" layer, inhibiting its ability to breathe. Resulting in hormonal disruption, immune system malfunction and premature aging. (Examples: mineral oil, PEGs, propylene glycol, triclosan, butylene glycol, PVP, and acrylics).

Parabens. These chemicals, found in about 99 percent of cosmetics and body care products, mimic estrogen in the body. Animal studies have shown that parabens have adverse effects when injected beneath the skin. Some research indicates that a mother's exposure during pregnancy could affect her male child's fertility later in life. Parabens may appear on labels as alkylhydroxyparaben, alphahydroxybenzoate, propylparaben, or butylparaben.

Solvents. To release the properties of herbs, most companies extract them with solvents leaving the plant extract useless. These solvents penetrate your skin's protective barrier and break down intercellular mortar. (Examples: isopropyl alcohol, i.e. SD40, propylene glycol and butylene glycol).

Synthetic Fragrances. Many ingredients found in synthetic fragrance can irritate your skin and strip away its natural protection. Complaints to the FDA concerning fragrance include asthma, headaches, dizziness, rashes, brown spots, violent coughing, vomiting, and skin irritation. (Examples: fragrance, perfume, and cologne).

Formaldehyde-Donning Preservatives. Preservatives have a tendency to become formaldehyde donors, releasing trace amounts of formaldehyde into the skin. Many preservatives are cellular toxins. Most important, formaldehyde causes discomfort to the joints and many other health issues. (Examples: DMD, hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea)

Color Pigments. Synthetic pigments contain heavy metal salts and deposit toxins onto your skin. Many can be carcinogenic. (Examples: FD&C plus pigment color numbers).

Rancid Oils. Very few oils are cold-pressed, so oils turn rancid very quickly from the heat used in extraction. As your skin releases these oils, the sun becomes a catalyst, activating these rancid oils. This causes your own skin's oils to oxidate, which produces lots of free radicals and creates the environment for skin cancer and melanoma. (Examples: Most vegetable oils including sesame, almond, sunflower, and safflower; mineral oil).

Talc. If you're a parent, you may remember dusting your little one's bottom with talcum powder during a diaper change. You probably didn't know that you were exposing her delicate skin to a chemical that bears a close resemblance to asbestos. Research has indicated that the use of talcum powder can increase the risk of a certain type of ovarian cancer. While the risks of talc are still a controversial topic, why would you use it if you weren't absolutely sure of its safety? Try substituting a sprinkle of corn starch wherever you need to keep skin dry.

Diethyl phthalates. When a research team from the National Center for Environmental Health measured levels of 24 environmental toxins in the bodies of 3,000 randomly selected people, the results came as quite a surprise. In particular, levels of diethyl phthalates were much higher than anyone predicted they might be. Found in soaps, perfumes, nail polish, mosquito repellents, and many other personal care products, these chemicals act as hormone mimics, disrupting normal hormone function or even causing birth defects. Diethyl phthalates soak easily through the skin and build up in the body over time. They may appear on labels as 1,2-benzenedicarbolic acid or diethyl ester.

If you value your health, find a healthy alternative and dispose of the toxic products.

There is only ONE way to be certain that the products you use on your skin do not contain any toxic, carcinogenic or poisonous ingredients. Always look for the “Certified ToxicFree Product™ Seal. ” These products are free of all known toxins and hormone disrupting ingredients. Purity of ingredients also helps the skin and body detox; thus the process of repair and regeneration occurs more rapidly returning the homeostasis to a healthy state.

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Friday, March 11, 2005

Dry, bleeding knuckles?

If you have experienced dry, cracked and bleeding knuckles it might be due to your soap! Are you using antibacterial soap?

I did, and my hands were awful, they hurt, was bleeding and I thought they never would be soft and healed again. Was it due to my soap?

Let me tell you how you can have soft nice hands again:

Americans have become crazed about antibacterial soaps and cleanings products. Now the mother and baby market is flowing over with these "protective" products.

Do you know that they are not good for you? They might cause you more harm than good.

First of all: most antibacterial soaps contain Triclosan as active ingredient. Accordning to the ToxicAlarm Guide by Linda Chaé,

"Triclosan is registered at EPA as a pesticide, giving it high scores as a risk to both human health and the environment. Many pesticides can be absorbed through the skin into the blood, and can cause toxic effects. The amount of pesticide absorbed through the skin may be enough to produce severe toxic reactions including detah. In addition pesticides can also injure the skin directly, a process known as cutanous toxicity."

Now that is scary, so stop using those antibacterial soaps and cleaners!

Just as important, by using too much antibacterial products to kill the bacterias around us, we might be producing superbugs that become immune to our antibacterial stuff. That is really seriuos because then our antibacterial medicine might not work when we need it the most, in life threatening instances. In fact that is actually the only time we should use antibaterial products.

After I stopped using my antibacterial soap my hands renewed themselves. I started to use a Toxic Free Soap and Hand Lotion. I could not remember the last time my hands felt so soft. No more bleeding and dry skin.

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These are products made by Linda Chaé. She changed my life. Maybe she can change your's too?
Listen here what she has to say:
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Take action now, speak out for a healthy, toxic free future:
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For a healthier future!

Inger Lise Dahl
Montana
ilidahl@bresnan.net

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

No babies are born chemical free

I did not know this. According to Medical News Today (June 2004): "No young person alive today has been born without some utero exposure to synthetic chemicals that can disrupt development."

Vow, that made me think about all the things I tries to do to stay healthy when I was pregnant. Eat healthy, exercise, take prenatal vitamins (or eat good, organic vitamine source foods) stay stressfree, educate myself about being healthy and how to take care of the coming baby. Even though I did all these things my baby would be born with chemicals in its body, without me having a chance to fix it.

Anyway it was too late because my baby son was already born when I learned this fact. I started to wonder how this could be, why was this happening and was there a chance that we could help the unborn babies?

I understood that in order to fix anything I had to look at my own lifestyle and empower myself with knowledge. What kind of chemicals or toxins did I surround myself with? I immediately thought about air pollutants, exhaust from cars, industry pollutants, chemical use in agriculture and food manufacture companies. I knew these were unhealthy and could harm people. Everybody have heard about chemically exposed workers in paint factories and that asbestos is very harmful. But that did not apply to me. I live in Montana, lot of fresh air and no big factories around. And I grew up in Norway, north of the Artic Circle, not a lot of exposure there.

Other sources are ofcourse Household Cleaning Products. We all know that these contain harmful ingredients. Some of them have big warning labels: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DANGER! So we put them away from children's reach, in top cabinets and/or lock the doors. I also have the phone numbers to the poison control on my fridge.

One other major source for chemicals is cosmetics. Nail polish and nail polish remover I thought, and hair dye! I didn't have to think long until I came up with these. What else? Hm, nothing that I use, I am sure. Well what products do I use?

Here is the list of my everyday products:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Shower Gel
Body Lotion
Moisturizer
Make up
Make up remover
Mascara
Lip stick
Hand lotion
Soap (antibacterial since I have a baby)
Antiperspirant
Perfume

And here is my baby's list:
Baby Shampoo
Baby Shower gel
Baby Lotion

OK, BUT my son has exzema so I was looking for a GOOD body lotion. His skin has to stay moist. I didn't like some of the normal baby brands, they just dried up his skin.

That is when I learned about chemicals in everyday personal care products and BABY PRODUCTS. I learned that the Cosmetic industry is self regulated and can do mostly what they want. The FDA does NOT have the authority to approve ingredients or restrict the use of chemicals that are known to have detrimental side effects.

STOP

Now this was actually a shocker for me. How could the industry be allowed to put harmful ingredients in products we use everyday? AND IN PRODUCTS WE USE ON OUR BABIES?
I started to read labels. From The Toxic Alarm Guide by Linda Chae I found out that ALL the products I used on myself and ALL the products I used on my little son had ingredients that could do us harm.

I am now educating myself about which ingredients can be harmful and what they can do to people. What they can do to my beautiful little innocent boy. I was rubbing him in with harmful ingredients through the Baby Lotion. How could I do that, then again how could I have known?

I found a Foundation that certifies toxic free products. And a company that market these products. I met a wonderful woman with a mission in her life to help people. To help us become toxic free! No that was something NEW. Absolutely safe products.

And ALSO I found out that this company had a place for me, to learn and educate myself, to share this knowledge with other people and make an income for myself.

I would like to share what I am learning with you! Help you so that you can help yourself and your family. So that we might turn around and have babies that can be born toxic free!
Make our homes Toxic free!

Do you want to be counted in as a toxic free home? Do you want to help people? You can. All you have to do is to make a decision to take a stand. Make a decision to start with yourself, get educated and spread the word!

MAKE YOUR HOME A TOXIC FREE HOME!

You can learn more here:
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My name is Inger Lise Dahl
I live in Montana
406 761 4578
ilidahl@bresnan.net