The Shocking Truth Behind Common Household Cleaners
By Tamra Speakman - April 07, 2014
It seems we are bombarded with toxins, pesticides, and chemicals from every front now a days. Many people have chronic illnesses or have a family member with one. Most women spend time daily cleaning their house thinking that they are helping the health of their family by keeping a clean environment. What most women are unaware of is that the very cleaners they are cleaning their houses with have highly toxic ingredients in them.
Increased Knowledge, Increased ChemicalsThe Bible tells us in Daniel 12 that in the end times knowledge will increase. Sometimes knowledge increasing can be a good thing sometimes it can be a bad thing. Because of the increase of knowledge we are now exposed to over 80,000 different chemicals. Many of those are said to have been registered since the 1950's. Chemicals have been found in tumors, breast milk, children and even newborns. We have a tendency to believe that if it's for sale at the store it must be safe however, less then 20% of chemicals have been tested for toxicity or safety in children. The percentage is even lower for general testing on chemicals. Children are exposed more to toxins and are more affected by toxins than adults. Children and babies are on the floor and putting things in their mouths. Because of their immature systems and rapid growth children can not detoxify as easily as adults.
How Toxins Affect Our BodyThese synthetic ingredients can affect our body in many negative ways. They can create immediate reactions in our body such as skin rashes, headaches, or allergic reactions. Ingredients such as these can have a long term affect on our body by contributing to the overall toxic load. Many have been linked to acute and chronic illness, such as allergies, eczema, asthma, cancer, autism, mood disorders, attention deficit disorder, migraines, miscarriages, hormone imbalance, endocrine disruption, early onset puberty, autoimmune disease, and chronic bronchitis among others. Here is a list of just some of the ways toxins can act on our body.
- Neurotoxins: alter brain activity, cause headaches, loss of intellect.
- Endocrine disruptors: mimic human hormones , can affect reproductive development, premature puberty, miscarriage, menstrual irregularity, growth and behavior.
- Carcinogens: can cause cancer or cancerous tumor growths.
- Respiratory irritants: Breathing problems, asthma, allergies, lung damage.
- Skin and mucous membrane irritants: rashes, burns, eczema.