From the Natural Resources Defense Council Website, “The 5 Stupidest Chemicals that shouldn’t be in Your Home”
1. Antibacterial Products
Did you know, for example, that the FDA itself has actually admitted that triclosan (the main ingredient in antibacterials) is no more effective than hot water and soap? Don’t believe me? Read about it here. Meanwhile, although still allowed and widely used, triclosan is known to cause a whole host of health problems.
2. Toxic Flame Retardants
The crazy thing about these fire retardant chemicals that your furniture, carpet and drapes are saturated with, is that they don’t actually work except to poison you.
3. Pesticides on your Pets
It’s that time of year when your pets start to bring home more and more fleas, but putting a flea collar on your pet only exposes you and your children to chemicals that have been linked to a slew of health issues.
4. Toxic Lawn Care Products
Grass food, fertilizer and weed killers typically contain chemicals they have been linked to reproductive issues and cancer. Kids and pets play on that lawn and bring the chemicals inside the house where it can stay in the carpet for months, continually poisoning them.
5. Toxic Pesticide in Children’s Shampoo
A co-worker of mine just got back from a business trip to find that her daughter had lice. An all to common occurrence as many parents will tell you. But did you know that California has already banned lindane, the active ingredients in most anti-lice shampoos?
Check out “The 5 Stupidest Chemicals that shouldn’t be in Your Home” to learn more, including how to use natural, non-chemical solutions, as well as to download “Your 2013 Spring De-Tox To-Do List” and “Fact Sheet”