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TOP TEN DEADLY HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

Actually, this list evolved to a lot more than ten

The following list contains some of the deadly chemicals and cleaning products that cause health and safety risks in your home.

This is only a list and some very truncated information. If you believe any of these are hazards issues in your home, you should Google the topics, and learn what the total picture is.

Many of these we cannot totally avoid, so look for ways to avoid exposure when using them.

Learning about health is about learning what the enemy is, and there ARE many out there.

AIR FRESHENERS: Most air fresheners interfere with your ability  to smell by coating your nasal passages with an oil film, or by releasing a nerve deadening agent. Known toxic chemicals found in an air freshener:

PHENOL:
When phenol touches your skin it can cause it to swell, burn, peel, and break out in hives. Can cause cold sweats, convulsions, circulatory collapse, coma and even death!!

AMMONIA:
It is a very volatile chemical, it is very damaging to your eyes, respiratory tract and skin.

BLEACH:
It is a strong corrosive. It will irritate or burn the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. It may cause pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma if ingested. WARNING: never mix bleach with ammonia it may cause fumes which can be DEADLY. I was tuning a piano in Tucson for a divorced man living a basic life. He cleaned his toilet with bleach. I asked to use the restroom, and when I did, I was gassed. The ammonia in my urine reacted with the bleach in the water, and I got a dose of chlorine. Not nice.

CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY SHAMPOO:
Most formulas are designed to over power the stain itself, they accomplish the task but not without using highly toxic substances. Some include:

PERCHLORETHENE:
Known carcinogen damages liver, kidney and nervous system damage.

AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE:
Corrosive, extremely irritable to eyes, skin and respiratory passages.

DISHWASHER DETERGENTS:
Most products contain chlorine in a dry form that is highly concentrated.  # 1 cause of child poisonings, according to poison control centers.

DRAIN CLEANER:
Most drain cleaners contain lye, hydrochloric acid or trichloroethane.

LYE:
Caustic, burns skin and eyes, if ingested will damage esophagus and stomach.

HYDROCHLORIC ACID:
Corrosive, eye and skin irritant, damages kidneys, liver and digestive tract.

TRICHLOROETHANE:
Eye and skin irritant, nervous system depressant; damages liver and kidneys.

 

 

FURNITURE POLISH:
Petroleum Distillates: Highly flammable, can causeskin and lung cancer.

PHENOL:
(see Air fresheners, Phenol.)

NITROBENZENE:
Easily absorbed through the skin, extremely toxic.

MOLD AND MILDEW CLEANERS:
Chemicals contained are:
Sodium hypochlorite: Corrosive, irritates or burns skin and eyes, causes fluid in the lungs which can lead to coma or death.

FORMALDEHYDE: Highly toxic, known carcinogen. Irritant to eyes, nose, throat, and skin. May cause nausea, headaches, nosebleeds, dizziness, memory loss and shortness of breath.

Found in new carpet, composition wood cabinet parts, wall panel, auto and home upholstering material. It leaches out for yeas, and it can cause extreme reactions. Do not expect your doctor to ask about it.

OVEN CLEANER:
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye): Caustic, strong irritant, burns to both skin and eyes. Inhibits reflexes, will cause severe tissue damage if swallowed.

ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANERS:
may contain:

Triclosan: Absorption through the skin can be tied to liver damage.

LAUNDRY ROOM PRODUCTS:
Sodium or calcium hypocrite: Highly corrosive, irritates or burns skin, eyes or respiratory tract.

LINEAR ALKYLATE SULFONATE:
Absorbed through the skin.  Known liver damaging agent.

SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE:
Irritates skin and mucous membranes, causes vomiting. Easily absorbed through the skin from clothes.

TOILET BOWL CLEANERS:
Hydrochloric acid: Highly corrosive, irritant to both skinand eyes. Damages kidneys and liver.

HYPOCHLORITE BLEACH:
Corrosive, irritates or burns eyes, skin and respiratory tract. May cause pulmonary edema, vomiting or coma if ingested. Contact with other chemicals may cause chlorine fumes which may be fatal.

 

 

OTHER NASTY THINGS THAT ARE AROUND YOUR HOME

PESTICIDES:
Most pesticides have ingredients that affect the nervous system of insects. Imagine what these extremelypoisonous chemicals do to your body… or your baby's.

DIMPYLATE:
Better known as Diazinon, extremely toxic. Impairs the central nervous system.

CHLORINATE HYDROCARBONS:
Suspected carcinogen and mutantagen. Accumulates in food and in fatty tissue. Will attack the nervous system.

ORGANOPHOSPHATES:
Toxic and poisonous. If you can smell it, your lungs are absorbing it.

FLEA POWDERS:
Why put toxins on "man's (or woman's) best friend."

CARBARYL:
Very toxic, causes skin, respiratory and cardiovascular system damage. >>>>>>>>

CHLORDANE:
Accumulates in the food chain, may damageeyes, lungs, liver, kidney and skin.

DICHLOROPHENE:
Skin irritation: May damage liver, kidney, spleen and central nervous system.

LICE SHAMPOO:
Especially vulnerable are children.

LINDANE:
Inhalation, ingestion, or ABSORPTION through the SKINcauses vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions and circulatory collapse. May cause liver damage, stillbirths, birth defects and cancer.

CAR WASH AND POLISH:
Petroleum Distillates: Associated with skin and lung cancer, irritant to skin, eyes, nose and lungs. Entry into the lungs may cause fatal pulmonary edema, most marked Danger, Harmful or Fatal.

TAR AND BUG REMOVER:
Contains XYLENE and

PETROLEUM DISTILLATES:
Found in insect sprays, many plastics, paint, roofing shingles, and many items we buy and use.

PHTHALATES:
These are gassed off and aerosolized from all plastics except possibly soy based plastics, which are rare due to the collusion of the petroleum industry in promoting plastics made from petroleum. Plastics cannot be totally avoided, so a detoxification supplement and food additions, such as cilantro, should be in our diet all the time. >>



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