Green Living Ideas...Save Your Life With Zero Chemicals
Chemical Free Living for Life
I can remember back when the experts said aerosol cans were ripping a hole in the ozone layer. Many
of these cans have been replaced by squirt bottles that seem to stop working, when there is still a
quarter of the liquid chemical remaining. The point is, we are still using the chemicals. Recent studies
prove those cleaning products are hazardous to our health. According to the Environmental Protection
Agency, the air we breathe inside our homes could be as much as five times as polluted as the air
outside. These cleaning products expose you and your family to chemicals that could be more harmful
than the germs they are trying to rid you of. Other studies have shown that the average American will,
flush down the toilet, wash down a sink, or place in the garbage, more than 20 gallons of toxic and
hazardous chemical products. It is all right to be conscientious about recycling or energy consumption,
but think about the potential for affecting the health of people, plants, animals, land and water because
of this waste. Believe me when I say, I am not trying to scare, but merely inform. Of the roughly
17,000 chemicals found in common household products, only 3 in 10 have been tested for their effects
on human health.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the agency responsible for the safety of consumers,
does not require manufacturers to test household cleaning products before they appear on store shelves.
So we as the consumer must rely on the label to get any pertinent information about safety and health
hazards. They are only required to provide hazard symbols, such as "poison" and "flammable," and
must give information about first aid treatments for those ingredients. Marketing and advertising
gimmicks are not proof of the safety of the household products. It is their function to come up with
words and phrases that will promote their product. So words like "natural" don't have anything to do
with the safety of the product, and phrases like "eco-friendly, and "environmentally safe" have no real
meaning, other than to sell their products to unsuspecting consumers who only bother to read the pretty
part of the label.
Your Own Chemical Warfare
A Few Tips to Fight Back
There are things you can do immediately to stem this chemical tide. For the next time you go shopping,
here are a few green tips that will help you and the planet to a healthier future.
1. If a product is making cleaning too easy there might be a reason for it. If you are not using any elbow
grease, you should be a little weary. Chemicals from these cleaning products have been known to emit
fumes even while being stored. Green Careers Guide
2. Remember those aerosol cans are still around. People who use air fresheners in excess should know
that they contain synthetic fragrances, whose chemical make up has been linked to cancer in rodents.
3.Most dish and detergent soaps are made from petroleum, a nonrenewable synthetic resource, another
good reason to go with formulas that are plant-based, biodegradable and contain no phosphates. Your
fabric sheets that have "fragrance" on their label, means that they are also petroleum based.
Zero Chemicals Are Possible
Help Is Just a Click Away
If all of this seems overwhelming to you, do not threat because you can have all the information you
and your family needs to end your dependence on chemicals. Zero Chemicals- Chemical Free Living is
a two-volume guide to chemical free-living options. You can use it to go completely without chemicals,
or just choose what you feel is right for your circumstance. For every chemically based product, there
is an equally effective and totally safe natural alternative. And the amazing thing is that you will
actually save money with this method. With your new home environment you will see a change in
everyone. They will feel a boost to their immune system, an energy explosion, and generally an
improvement to their overall health.
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and on. I don't have time obviously, to go into all the benefits these guides provide, however at my site
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