Why you should care about the Chemicals in your home

May 4, 2017

Why you should care about the chemicals in your home

I get this question a lot, from friends…. From my own husband honestly. I wanna stop here for a moment and say he is such a good man and encouraged me to do whatever I need to fill like I am fulfilling my purpose, but he didn’t understand why I was worried about chemicals either. So we recently had a conversation concerning them and I thought I would share the knowledge.

Most people love to say “my parent's used it on me and I’m fine.” While, yes that is probably true that doesn’t make it okay. Before everyone truly realized the harmful affects of smoking, it was allowed in hospitals. My grandparents have rare photos of people in hospitals just a smokin’ it up. Seriously. No one batted an eye. I can actually remember going to restaurants and someone asking my parent’s if we wanted smoking or non. It was acceptable. It was okay, because well their parent’s had done it and they were okay…. Weren’t there?

t comes to find out that we are in fact NOT okay with any of that.  Let me go into a few facts about chemicals in our homes.

Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and our children and their children are the experimental animals.” (Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free)

Yes, you read that right 70,000 NEW chemical compounds! This is what concerns me. Sure our parent’s were fine, we are fine, and our children may be fine….but what about our children’s grandchildren? Are we setting them up to live in a world we want to be in? How do we know all of the chemicals that surround us EVERYDAY isn’t hurting them?

Here are another fun fact about chemicals that is just downright scary to me.

Liquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year). Most brands of liquid dish soap contain Formaldehyde and ammonia.
[Source: United States House of Representatives Report, 1989]

Now let’s stop and think for just a moment. Liquid dish soap, that we wash our children’s toys, plates, bowls, spoons contain formaldehyde and ammonia??? What and why is that even allowed? We, as mothers, work hard to protect our children and yet something so simple sitting on your sink could be causing them harm. Formaldehyde is a known cancer-causing agent. For reals. It can be found in everything from cosmetics, cleaning supplies, finger nail polish, lotions… whatever. You name it they are probably trying to put this in it. It's actually been stated that our bodies now take longer to decompose than it use to because of the toxic buildup of formaldehyde in our bodies! During the Vietnam War studies show that the American bodies would start to decompose within 4 to 5 days, and now it takes 7 to 10 days for it to start. Also, we all known that formaldehyde is used to embalm bodies right? Well it takes twice as much now then was needed 20 years ago to do it. (Don’t be fooled if you don’t see “formaldehyde” listed as an ingredient. Look up how many names they have to cover it up.

Getting of the subject of that crazy business, I have a really quick facts that I have to share with you. Today. Because they just floored me.

“Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home.[Source: 17- year EPA study]

54% higher death rate from cancer than someone working outside of the home. How crazy is this? This is what chemicals are doing to our bodies. They are making our homes, our safe place, a toxic war zone. This hit way to close to home for me. I mean, I am a stay at home mom. I have washed, cleaned, and sanitized believing I was helping protect my family from germs and sickness. Which I guess I was, but I was also throwing horrible horrible toxins in my home too.

The deeper I dig into the world of chemicals, the more shocked I am by everything I see. I am thankful to have found a company that wants to help keep my home smelling good, looking good, and keep those chemicals out of here.  Why or why not have you embraced a more chemical free life? Let me know in the comments!!
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1 comment

  1. I found this post really interesting! I'm constantly banging on to my other half about the chemicals we use in our homes. I'm slowly reducing the amount we use but it's so hard as they seem to be in everything! I've shared this on my Facebook page :)


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