Did you know your home can actually be a source of ill health.
The awareness of the dangers in the home environment has been a recent discovery. Some of the terms that have appeared in recent literature are "household toxins" and "indoor air pollution."
Over the past few years the medical and scientific communities have started recognizing that common household chemicals and environment outgasing from new carpets and furnishings including the concern for air quality can have an adverse effect on our health.
This is why it is not recommended to redecorate a baby's room for their arrival especially with new carpet and paint.
When we learn how these toxins affect us especially our children we are sure you will want to change the way you live.
Like most people, we assumed that if a product is on the shelf at our local market, it must have passed reasonable safety standards and be safe. Of course there is always the products marked as poison or caustic with the skull and crossbones emblem on the label and we know to keep these products out of reach of children.
But did you know that there is actually an alternative to having these products in your home. You will find information on how to change your home environment throughout this section of our site.
Most people are unaware, I know I was, that regular consumer products that we all use every day have toxins and chemicals that can be extremely harmful to children and our family.
Many of these ingredients would require special handling if used in industry; a chemical laboratory; or in the workplace. The fact is that there are strict rules and regulations required to protect workers who may use these same substances in the industrial environment where they are required to use protective equipment clothing or gloves and masks when using some of the very same products found in every home.
When we use these same substances at home we do so with no protection at all and no knowledge of the danger and with no consideration for ventilation or protective equipment.

Many of the household chemicals that can cause serious reactions are listed in toxicology books as having known toxic effects.
Is your home environment or products slowly poisoning your family in their own home causing energy depletion, allergies and other chronic conditions.
Some people are also more sensitive than others and their problems can become serious illnesses. Unfortunately many of these reactions take years of repeated exposure to manifest themselves and are sometimes wrongly diagnosed as part of the aging process; considered incurable or even thought of as all in our head

While certain people may be more
sensitive than others, and some chemicals
may bring on reactions only after many
years of repeated exposure or only in a small percentage of the population, chemicals in the home can put everyone at risk especially our children. Children are also more vulnerable to this threat in our time because they sometimes lead sedentary lifestyles spending a lot more time indoors playing video games and watching TV.

Toxins deplete our bodies immune system by continually creating a stressful environment in our bodies which can contribute to illness and fatigue.
Many symptom that some people have that others assume are imagined, both physical and psychological, have been associated with certain environments including our homes.
Of course at greatest risk are children, the elderly, and those who are already ill.

Ironically these same people spend most of their time at home

Indoor Air

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A secondary issue that we mentioned
at the beginng was poor air quality
or "indoor air polution".
The quality of our indoor air has been affected by the need for energy conservation and air tight houses.

With winter heating and summer airconditioning we almost never totally air out the house. This means the air circulating in your home is extemely stale and probably toxic or polluted. This can be corrected with a dual system from"Pure Air Plus" that can be installed on forced air systems to exchange your indoor air up to 8 times in a 24 hour period.
Those who have had the system installed and where suffering from asthma and those with smokers in the home have noticed the most significant difference with symtoms being reduced
by 50% or more.
Just think how differint your environment can become if you use non toxic products and introduce fresh air into your home, the results are nothing short of remarkable

The more you replace toxic substances with nontoxic alternatives, the better you and your family will feel.

As an informed consumer in today's marketplace you will not be contributing to putting harmful substances into the environment, instead you will be preserving the earth for future generations namely our children to enjoy.
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How do Toxins Enter our Body

There are basically three ways that toxins can enter the body:
by swallowing, by breathing, or by contact
the skin or eyes. When most people hear about a chemical poisoning, they usually think about swallowing (ingestion). Every year, five to ten million household poisonings are reported, the immediate result of accidental ingestion of common cleaning, pesticide, personal care and other common household products.
Many of these
poisonings are fatal, and most of the victims are children

The personal care products we put on our skin and hair create possible toxic exposures through skin absorption.
These include but
are not limited to soaps, lotions, creams, cosmetics, shampoo's, deodorants, and other common products.

In 1989 a US. House subcommittee asked the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety to analyzes 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products; 884 were found to be toxic!
- 778 can cause acute toxicity
- 146 can cause
- 218 can cause reproductive complications

314 can cause biological mutation
- 376 can
cause skin and eye irritations
Personal care
products should promote
health and beauty
...not make us sick.

Of course, we don't mean to suggest that everyone will experience health problems the first time they use a product containing toxic ingredients, although many people do.
In actuality, most poisonings happen slowly, over a long period of time through
- gradual skin absorption
or by daily exposure in the air we breathe.

Today many people are aware of the fact that indoor air quality can include toxins but are sometimes surprised to learn that indoor air can be much
worse to breathe than outdoor air.
In fact, in the US reports to Congress on Indoor Air and the subcommittee hearings on the Indoor Air Quality Act of 1989 stated that indoor air pollution is one of the nation's most important environmental health problems. According to the EPA, most homes have airborne concentrations and hazardous chemicals that are two to five times higher indoors than outdoors. In one five year study, the EPA reported that a number of homes had chemical levels that were seventy times higher inside than outside.
Some of the information shown here was taken form "Lets stop poisoning our children"
and "Please Protect Your Self from Household Toxins" written by Debra Lynn Dadd and Richard M. Barry
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