Thursday, August 14, 2008

Controlling Toxins in the Home

Is your Home Healthy?
by Perdita Jay Fisher, DMD
Fisher Wellness Center
KNN - St. Louis

If your home is typical, you probably use dozens of cleaning and personal care products, purchased at the local grocery store, which contain chemical ingredients that could be harmful to your health and the health of your loved ones.

Scientist and doctors have discovered that there is a connection between our health and the use of common everyday household chemicals.

Have we always been this sick?

· Birth defects are on the rise

· One in three Americans will suffer with cancer, the # 2 killer of adults and the leading cause of death from disease in children

· Infertility is increasing

· Asthma rate has tripled-20-30 million afflicted

· Attention Deficit Disorder in adults and children is rising

There is a connection between household chemicals and your health

Our greatest exposure to chemicals is right in our own homes! We breathe chemical vapors from household products in the air. Neither personal care products nor their ingredients are reviewed or approved before they are sold to the public. They wouldn’t sell if it wasn’t safe…..would they?

-Of the 17,000 chemicals that appear in common household products, only 30% have been adequately tested from their negative effects on our health.

-A product that kills 50% of lab animals through ingestion or inhalation can still receive the federal regulatory designation “non-toxic”

-No law requires manufactures to list the exact ingredients on the package label

-The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products. The results were as follows..

884 of chemicals were toxic
314 caused biological mutation
218 caused reproductive complications
376 caused skin and eye irritations
778 caused acute toxicity
148 caused tumors


-The FDA cannot regulate a personal care product until after it is released into the marketplace

-The FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing on their personal care products before they are sold to the public

-The FDA cannot require recalls of harmful personal care products from the marketplace


Beware of Aerosols! One common ingredient is Formaldehyde.

The MSDS for formaldehyde warns: suspected carcinogen; may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through skin. Formaldehyde is a common ingredient in baby shampoo, bubble bath, deodorants, perfume, cologne, hair dye, mouthwash, toothpaste, hair spray and many other personal care items.

Home is where the chemicals are

-Ninety percent of all poisonings occur at home between the hours of 4 and 10 pm, when children are home from school and playing in the house!

-Poisoning is the number one accidental killer in the home.

We must be cautious of introducing more toxins in our physical environment as we clean our homes! We can be harmed by ingestion, inhalation or absorption through the skin.

What can you do?

Use a line of household products that are not only safe, but just as effective as your toxic products.

Call us at 314-837-9777 or visit our online store at to get natural, environmentally safe, and concentrated products to clean your home.

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