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Monday, November 06, 2006

Pink Floyd – early environmental advocates?

Thanks for visiting. I appreciate that you are passionate enough about your environment to take a minute to learn more about your home environment.

Here’s an important question if you use household cleaning products in your home:
What if the stuff in our cleaners puts in as many toxins in as it take out?

Now, everyone wants to have good cleaners that actually clean, right?

Marketers know that. Companies spend billions a year to come out with more powerful, more gimmicky cleaners. It’s how they think they are staying ahead of the market. But, the study I mentioned concluded that the 54% higher death rate from cancer was a direct result of the increased exposure to toxic chemicals, many of which are found in common household products. Does this number make your toes curl like it does mine?

Take bleach, for instance.

We’ve been conditioned to believe that the smell of bleach is equal to “clean.” Well, bleach is not a cleaner - meaning, it does not release dirt from a surface. Bleach is a disinfectant - meaning, it kills germs. But, at what cost?

To us chemists, bleach is a strong oxidant. So, when you breathe in the vapors from your countertop sprays, bathroom cleaners, laundry products, etc, you are breathing in a chemical that first, is a lung irritant, and secondly is a chemical that actively seeks to grab electrons from ANYWHERE (like your lung tissue, so conveniently located). Isn’t it better to avoid putting oxidants inside our bodies in the first place if we want to avoid cancer, a condition probably caused by poor immunity, genetics, and oxidized DNA?

And what about other volatile organics that "off-gas" into your air through household cleaners – like naphthalenes, petroleum distillates , formaldehydes, and phenols?

Are you like me? Do you want safer alternatives? Do you want to save hundreds of dollars in cleaning costs a year while you are being safer? Click here for that safer stuff now. And, don’t even give your worst enemy the old cleaners under your cabinet. Just get them out of your house… and your lungs so that you can confidently...

Breathe!
Breathe in the air!
Don't be afraid to care!

Of course feel free call me (617-504-4971) or e-mail me (bfli@buta.org) for more information.

Thanks for reading!

Susan



How can you enter to win the $299 AirSource mini?
To prove that safe does not have to equal expensive, an important concern in our family, please go to my product website, find out, and then e-mail me the answer to this question by November 13th, 2006: How many gallons of powerful all-purpose cleaner can be made from one 16 oz. bottle of the organic cleaning concentrate? Compare that to many all-purpose (read: countertop) cleaners that run around $3.40 for just 32 oz. Just think of all that packaging!


Helping those in the service industry.
For me, it’s an ethical , even moral mandate to spread the word that there are non-toxic alternatives to the products used by maids, cleaning crews, day care workers and others who labor in the service industry. Exposure to household products are a significant health risk factor for these workers. If someone helps you clean your home, will you help me help them by introducing me to their employeer?