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Ultimately, it should be remembered that you couldn't possibly avoid everything! Follow the advice given below for tips on how you can reduce your contact with chemicals. Pregnant women and small children should take extra care, as they are most at risk.
Before you leave the house in the morning, it's likely you will wash yourself with soap or shower gel, shampoo your hair, use some deodorant or aftershave or maybe apply some make-up.
Over the last century there has been an enormous increase in the number of chemicals that we come into contact with throughout our everyday lives.
We are all exposed to millions of man-made chemicals on a daily basis. It is in fact almost impossible to escape exposure - our water is contaminated, the air we breathe is far from clean, the food we eat (if not organic) is laden with toxins, and the products we use for personal and household cleaning contain synthetic chemicals too.
For many years now it has been patently obvious that a state of emergency exists on the Earth and man's lack of wisdom and respect for the unity of all things, is the cause. The Western culture seems to have lost the connection with the sacredness of life and as a result we view ourselves separate from each other, Earth, and all that live on her. Nature has become the enemy, as we have plundered and pillaged our way to a society run by fear, greed, separateness and competition.
Ten years ago a consumer revolt against alar, a carcinogenic ripening agent used on apples, resulted in a government ban on the chemical largely due to concerns about its possible effects on children. According to the Environmental Working Group, a highly respected Washington D.C. based environmental organisation, "Nothing's changed. Children's foods are just as contaminated with unsafe levels of pesticides. The government knows this, and is dragging its heels, protecting chemicals instead of kids."
Do you know there are potentially harmful ingredients in over 90% of the personal care products on the market, products you and your family probably use? You can find these in ingredients in toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers, sunscreens, deodorants, and the list goes on. Some especially potentially harmful ingredients you should check your labels for are: Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Mineral oil, Glycerin, and Propylene Glycol.
Do you ever think about the long term impact your daily use of toiletries and cosmetics may be having on your health? Scientific research has long shown that many ingredients in these products pose serious long-term health risks - and are even found in most well-known ethical brands currently in health food shops. According to Professor Samual Epstein, the evidence is overwhelming, and the negligence of government and industry to inform and protect the public is shocking.
A number of home cleaning products are likely to contain toxic ingredients: bleach, brass or other metal polishes, drain cleaner, carpet cleaner, room deodorizer, dishwashing detergent, fabric softener, laundry detergent, anti-cling sheets, mould and mildew cleaner, mothballs and spot remover all usually contain irritating or toxic substances.