Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Cancer-Causing Contaminant Soils Cleaning Products
USDA To Allow 'Organic' Label on Cosmetics
EarthNews Radio: Organic Consumers Association
What Are You Washing Your Baby With?
Ingredient Composition Becomes More Important as Organic Personal Care Product Market Evolves /top_stories/article/33150
Seventh Generation, Method and other leading personal care and cleaning brands may soon face lawsuits if they don't remove the word "organic" from their labeling and marketing by Sept. 1. The ultimatum comes following a recent investigation by the Organic Consumers Assn., which uncovered a potentially carcinogenic contaminant in various products.
The OCA investigated nearly 100 organic cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, and found that nearly 50% of them contain detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals. None of the manufacturers disclosed this information on their labels, even though many had levels greater than 1,000 times the acceptable level.
The biggest offenders were the "natural" dish detergents, including Citrus Magic 100% Natural Dish Liquid, Earth Friendly Products Ultra Dishmate, Method Dish Naturally Derived Ultra Concentrate, Planet Ultra Dishwashing Liquid and Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid.
Method, San Francisco, refuted the study saying it never made the claim on labels that its products are natural or organic. "We state that our products are naturally-derived," said rep Katie Molinari.
The findings were released by the OCA, which is based in Washington, on Friday in Anaheim, Calif., at the Natural Products Expo West trade show.
David Steinman, a consumer advocate and author who directed the study, called the findings a wake-up call for the natural products industry: "To knowingly and unnecessarily put carcinogens into commerce in these modern times is cynical and barbaric. It betrays the public trust."
The brands will have to remove all "organic" branding and labeling from their packaging by Sept. 1. Manufacturers have until April 20 to agree to the terms, said Adam Eidinger, principal with Mintwood Media, Washington, a consulting firm that works with the OCA.
"If [manufacturers] do not comply, they will face a lawsuit accusing them of false and deceptive advertising and unfair and unlawful business practice under California law," Eidinger said. "No one is regulating natural claims and these carcinogens have cumulative effects on humans and the environment. Something needs to be done to create higher standards for these products."
The lawsuit will be filed on behalf of the national OCA, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Escondido, Calif., and the regional Organic Consumers Assn. chapter in Little Marais, Minn.
While 1,4-dioxane is present in many conventional personal care products such as shampoos and body washes, as well as household cleaning products, the issue at hand has to do with mislabeling products that consumers deem organic and natural, which implies they are free of chemicals and harmful ingredients.
The OCA study also revealed that all products certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program were free of 1,4-dioxane. In order to receive the seal, 95% or more of the ingredients have to be organic. Brands found not to contain 1,4-dioxane include Burt's Bees, Clorox Green Works, Avalon Organics and Dr. Bronner's.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
In the meantime, I haven't stopped working or thinking about the various issues I want to address here. One issue that I have always been working on is to stop using all that paper! It was something that I did since I was in high school and into college. Boy, if I could re-use a piece of paper! When I was teaching I would save scraps of paper. I would allow my students to dig through whenever they needed a piece of construction paper in a particular color for a project. My daughters always knew that if they needed a piece of paper for something, they knew where the scrap pile was kept. We always used the back of the piles of paper my husband would bring home from work. I would cut them into fourths to use as message paper or take notes on them. Add to that, recycling containers. I could find a use for just about any container (this was long before containers could be recycled). Anything from Pringles cans (they make great pencil holders) to coffee cans to cigar boxes to cardboard. You name, I could find a use for it. We even recycled our junk mail to teach students. Ah, but those days are gone. You see I no longer teach a class of students. I now work from home (my own business). My daughters are grown (and I might add that they do a great job at recycling!)
So, as I continue to recycle, the junk mail became a huge issue. Everyday, 3 or 4 applications for credit cards I don't want and never asked for, would arrive in the 'mail'. Then there are the coupons and catalogs. Well, I am so excited to say that I found a solution. There is a website that will take care of your junk mail for you. This company will contact all the companies and catalogs to take your name off the lists. It takes a lot of doing so now there is someone who will do it for you. There is a small fee involved but to me that was so worth it. Yeah! One more problem solved and I am helping the environment. By putting a stop to all that junk mail, you could save a tree! I'm not kidding!
Go to www.41pounds.org. Read all about the process. You will find a video from WXYZ-TV where the founder of 41 pounds is interviewed to explain the process. Get rid of junkmail and help save the environment. What more could you ask for. If we all spread the word, think of how many trees we'll save! That doesn't even begin to mention the post office workers who won't have to sort through all the junk.
Do your part! It's a small bit that can make a huge difference.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
may be a chronic condition in which changes begin in midlife or even earlier." That quote, from Dr. John C Morris, director of Washington University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, appeared in a recent
As anyone who's ever cared for someone with (AD) knows, erratic eating behavior is typical of AD patients. Naturally, poor nutrition follows. To investigate exactly which nutrients AD patients may need the most; researchers at the University of Montreal recruited 36 patients in the early stages of AD, along with their caregivers. For comparison, nearly 60 healthy subjects were also recruited. These control subjects were in good cognitive health and matched to age with the AD subjects.
Over 18 months, researchers interviewed all of the subjects and their caregivers at least four times to assess dietary and supplement intake. Results showed significant differences between the two groups, with the healthy subjects getting considerably more calories and nutrients from their diets and supplement regimens.
AD subjects had lower intake of dietary fiber and protein, and were found to be generally deficient in these nutrients: article. And the message couldn't be clearer: Protect yourself now to alleviate problems later.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin K
- Omega-3 fatty acids
The study isn't the first evidence we've seen that connects poor nutrition to Alzheimer's.
In the report "Early Bird" (4/26/07), Canadian research revealed deficient levels of DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) in elderly patients with various types of dementia. In a follow up study, researchers analyzed ten years of data taken from more than 1,100 elderly men and women. Results showed that those with high levels of DHA had nearly 50 percent reduced risk of developing AD.
In addition to improving the diets of AD patients, supplementation with sage extract and lemon balm might also be beneficial in controlling the advance of AD, according to research detailed in the e-Alert "Riders of the Purple Sage" (9/29/05). A team of scientists at the Medical Plant Research Centre (MPRC) in the have shown that sage inhibits an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which breaks down acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter chemical that's typically deficient in Alzheimer's patients.
For several years, MPRC director Elaine Perry has led her team in researching a variety of botanicals in the treatment of Alzheimer's. Most notably, Professor Perry has presented data that shows sage extract to have a significant effect on behavior and attention in AD patients. And when lemon balm is added to sage, the combination may improve memory and mood. Professor Perry told Reuters Health: "Lemon balm reduced agitation and improved quality of life in people with ."
If you have a family history of AD, or if you're experiencing symptoms of cognitive decline, talk to your doctor about sage, lemon balm, and the key nutritional needs that might help delay or alleviate the onset of AD. team noted that insufficient diet was clearly evident in the early onset of AD. And they added: "This vulnerable population would benefit from systematic dietary assessment and intervention to prevent further deterioration in food consumption and increased nutritional risk."
Monday, February 11, 2008
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Tuesday, February 05, 2008
So now I have plenty of material for my blog - things were getting a little slow here! We spent 7 glorious sunny days South of the Border in Cancun, Mexico. Actually, it was the first time we had ever been to the east coast of Mexico. What a surprise we had! Envision crystal clear turquoise blue water with winter white sand filled beaches. That is the breathtaking scene we had everyday! Any pictures you see of the ocean, beaches and palm trees precisely depicts what we experienced! That memory will carry me through the remainder of this rainy winter - and as Puxscatawny Phil predicted, there will be at least 6 more weeks of it!
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Monday, January 21, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008
***Your Power Element is Water***
Your power colors: blue and aqua
Your energy: deep
Your season: winter
Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.
You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.
A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.
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What's Your Power Element?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
It was the best decision I ever made (other than getting married to my husband, having my children, working from home, and ....). Earlier I wrote about the inspiring book by Jack Canfield, The Success Principles. After enrolling in the coaching that can help you put all the principles to work for yourself, I have been on a roll. Taking a good look at where I want to go was first on the agenda. This gave me a start to the year right out of the gate. I knew where I was going and how I was going to get there. But not only did I have the plan laid out but all the small pieces are beginning to fall into place.
Let me explain. After writing out my life plan and focusing on one goal in particular, I have the opportunity to fine tune myself as I work to achieve my goal. The coaching leads you through a step by step process. You are given the blueprint to follow and you build your dream according to your own vision.
I am only half way through the coaching and already I can see where I have changed. Careful planning and nightly daily success journals are becoming a part of my daily schedule. Daily affirmations are a welcome addition as well. Focusing on a daily, weekly and monthly plan is the key.
In addition to the Canfield coaching, I am also working with another coach from another program. Her name is Lisa Kitter. Lisa is a success coach, speaker, author and expert in direct marketing. I have worked with Lisa before by participating in her group classes. Now I decided I needed some one on one coaching. It has been so powerful and so empowering. Lisa follows the same principles as Jack Canfield therefore my focus is on expanding my belief system.
By using Lisa's book Posture Up! Your Complete Success Guide for Network Marketing and Direct Sales I am able to paint the pictures I need and envision the goals I am working toward. Not only that, I have a step by step process to assist me in making sure everything is written out to read on a daily basis. That way I can visualize my dream to become a reality. So many people are intrigued by "The Secret". After seeing the movie, I decided I would do the research necessary to accomplish the secret. Actually, through my search, I have discovered that the secret is really inside all of us. It is a step we need to consciously take toward becoming the person we are meant to be. It has nothing to do with wishes and hopes, it has everything to do with wanting to change and going the extra miles to see the change through. The reason so many people don't ever attain their dreams in life is that they are not willing to make the change. It's either too much work, not seeing the picture clearly, not having the deep down desire to make changes or a number of other reasons. What you need to ask yourself is, "Am I willing to go through the steps and take a good look at myself and where I want to be?" It isn't about some magical dust being sprinkled on you as you walk along the street. It's about truly making changes in your life and putting that change out there for everyone to see.
Take the steps toward your success. You'll be so excited at what you will find!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The owner is Orpin, an intelligent and savvy business owner, of which, Opals is her third restaurant. She is a native of Thailand so one of her establishments is of course a Thai restaurant. Opals is only 6 months old, so obviously a new venture into the realm of eateries with an amazing menu. Orpin is someone you want to sit with all night long because she is such a great story teller. She has traveled the world and has the stories to share that only she can tell. Dinner at her establishment and sitting with her while we ate was a lesson in food preparation, story telling, world travel and good old friendship.
You never know what to expect when you enter any eatery in Seattle. Our city has its fair share of the standard foods such as Italian, Mexican, Chinese and of course the standard American. But Seattle is also the best place to try new foods from all over the world. I don't think I have ever lived anywhere else where the food choices and combinations are so unique and delicious. Opals definitely falls into the new food category.
After perusing the menu, I was surprised to say the least. The appetizers were a mixture of tastes that only a gourmet chef could conjure up. One, which we did try, was french toast topped with sweet potato and asparagus with a sauce, you can't believe the taste but I couldn't tell you what it was. I know the combination sounds anything but tasteful but you have to believe me, it was delicious. Main course, wild boar. Yes, you read right - wild boar. I'm adventurous, what can I say. What would you expect that to taste like? Pork right? Wrong - it tasted like beef of all things. It was tender and very tasty. Unbelievable. Dessert was another unique but pleasant experience - a combination of apple with ice cream in an apricot crusted pie shell. We were given a coffee type pot filled with pressed cider, vanilla and cream mixed together into a hot compote to pour over the top of the sweet treat.
All in all, we had a meal that can't be repeated. We met some people we will be getting together to break bread with again and again. We learned about a new restaurant with an owner who isn't afraid to venture out and try something new and unique, not to mention her magnetic personality. What a treat! It was a great way to spend our Saturday night. Hope you had a great weekend too.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The top 12 cancer-causing products (called the“Dirty Dozen” ) in the average home include the following:
· Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder w/Talc
· Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste
· VO5 Hair Conditioner
· Clairol Nice-n-Easy Hair Color
· Ajax Cleanser
· Lysol Disinfectant
[Source: The National Cancer PreventionCoalition]
Here’s WHY thousands of people every month are SWITCHING STORES…
studies have shown that indoorairpollutants are
3 to 70times higher than outdoors .
The following information came from a conference call with Kay Heizer,Director of “Healthy Choices” (a non-profit organization comprised of doctors, nurses, environmental scientists and educators committed to teaching the public about the hazards of chemicals in our home and how we can avoid or minimize the risks):
50% of all illness is due to poor indoor airquality[Source: 1989 State ofMassachusettsStudy]
Ø Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been testedfor human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and our children and their children are the experimental animals. [Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J.Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free]
150 Chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. [Source: Consumer Protection Agency (CPA)]
The United States of America Federal Code of Regulations exempts manufacturers from full labeling of products if used for personal, family or household care. [Source USA FCR: Section1910.1200C, Title 29, Section 1500.822Q1A]
3 groups of people are primarily affected by indoor chemical concentrations because they spend more time indoors and their immune systems are weaker.The 3 groups are:
· Infants and toddlers
· Chronically ill
[Source: 1988 EPA, 5-year study]
In 1901, cancer was rare: 1 out of 8,000.Since the Industrial Revolution, the cancer rate today has risen to 1 in 3 and by the year 2002, it will be 1 in2 .[Source: The American Cancer Society]
The top 12 cancer-causing products(called the “Dirty Dozen”) in the average home include the following:
· Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder w/Talc
· Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste
· VO5 Hair Conditioner
· Clairol Nice-n-Easy Hair Color
· Ajax Cleanser
· Lysol Disinfectant
[Source: The National Cancer Prevention Coalition]
Liquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year). Most brands of liquid dish soap contain formaldehyde and ammonia.
Of 2,983 chemicals found in personal care products:
· 884 are toxic
· 146 cause tumors
· 218 cause reproductive complications
· 778 cause acute toxicity
· 314 cause biological mutations
· 376 cause skin and eye irritations
[Source: United States House of Representatives Report, 1989]The State of California recently passed legislation requiring a 45% reduction in the amount of toxins found in:
· Hairspray aerosols
· Furniture polish
· Window cleaners
· Air fresheners
· Shaving cream
· Laundry detergents
· Nail polish remover
· Insect repellent
· Hair styling gel and mousse
[Source: Healthy Homes in a Toxic World]
Out of 2,435 pesticide poisonings in a one-year period, over 40% were due to exposure to disinfectants and similar cleaning products in the home. [Source: State of California Study]
Just by reducing (not eliminating)environmental carcinogens alone, we would save at least 50,000 lives taken by cancer annually. [Source: Dr. Lee Davis, former advisor to the Secretary of Health]
Most laundry detergent contains a form of NTA. NTA is a substance we may reasonably anticipate to be a carcinogen. [Source: The Merck Index]
Household bleaches which claim to disinfect are classified as pesticides under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Inadvertently mixing bleach with other cleaners that contain ammonia produces a toxic chloramines gas.These toxic gases can cause coughing, loss of voice, a feeling of burning or suffocation, and even death. [Source: Guide to Hazardous Products Around the Home, Household Hazardous Waste Project,1989]Women who work in the home have a 54%higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of thehome. [Source: 17-year EPA study]
150 chemicals found in the home have been connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. [Source: The Consumer Protection Agency)As more toxic chemicals have been introduced to our everyday environment in greater amounts over the last 20 to 30 years, the level of toxins stored in a dipose tissues (fat cells) of our bodies have risen.Bioaccumulation studies have shown that some toxins store in our bodies for life. Greater and greater amounts are being stored at younger ages. One study showed that in the fat of 100% of the people tested was 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, a chemical found in most household deodorant fresheners.
Diseases that used to occur later in life are now appearing at younger ages. Diseases that used to be rare are more frequent. For example: There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer since the addition of pesticides into household products. Cancer is now the #2 killer of children –second only to accidental poisonings. Since 1977 the rate of cancer among American children has been steadily rising at a rate of nearly 1% each year. Source: National Cancer Institute]
There is an increased risk for leukemia in children where parents have used pesticides in the home or garden before the child’s birth, [Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute]
Some products release contaminants into the air right away, others do so gradually over a period of time. Some stay in the air up to a year. These contaminants,found in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, eye/skin/respiratory tract irritations and some cause cancer. [American Lung Association]
Asthma was once a very rare disease. Now the condition is extremely common – the asthma ratehas tripled in the last 20 years with nearly 30 million Americans currently afflicted. [Source: Consumer Federation of America ,1997]
In one decade, there has been a 42%increase in asthma (29% for men, 82% for women). The higher rate for women is believed to be due to women’s longer exposure times to household chemicals. [Source: Center for Disease Control]
Childhood asthma has increased by more than 40% since 1980. [Source: Environmental Health Perspectives, June 1997; 105(6)]Asthma death in children and young people increased by a dramatic 118% between 1980 and1993. [Source: Environmental HealthThreats to Children, Environmental Protection Agency175-F-96-001, September 1996]
The average child visits the doctor 23times in the 1st 4 years of life, with the most common complaint being respiratory ailment . [Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 1997]
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in adults and children is also rising – in 1993, 4.5million children took the drug Ritalin so they could sit still long enough to learn. By 1998, 11.4 million children were being drugged with this powerful Class-2 narcotic. [Source: Your Children and Ritalin, The Detroit news (March 8.1998)]Even small doses of neurotoxins, which would be harmless to an adult,can alter a child’s nervous system development. [Source:Environmental Health Perspectives 106 Supplement 3:787-794(June 1998)]
Developing cells in children’s bodies are more susceptible to damage than adult cells that have completed development,especially for the central nervous system. During the development of a child, from conception through adolescence,there are particular windows of vulnerability to environmental hazards. Most disturbing – until a child is approximately 13 months of age, they are virtually no ability to fight the biological and neurological effects of toxic chemicals. [Source:Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.,Raising Children Toxic Free]
Today, children have chemical exposures from birth that their parents didn’t have until they were adults. Because children are exposed to toxics at an earlier age than adults, they have more time to develop environmentally triggered diseases, with long latency periods, such as cancer. [Source: Environmental Policy and Children’s Health, Future of Children, Summer/Fall1995; 5(2): 34-52]
Formaldehyde is a highly toxic substance. It is a highly suspected cancer-causing agent. It damages the neurological connectors in the body. It is an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and may cause:
· skin reactions
· ear infections
· joint pain
· mental confusion
· sleep disturbances
One in five people are sensitive to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is commonly found in:
· cleaning products
· hair settinglotions
· air fresheners
· fingernail polish
· floor polishes
· dry cleaning solvents
· laundry spraystarch
· … just to name afew
DO YOU STILL WANT TO USE PRODUCTS IN YOUR HOME THAT CONTAIN FORMALDEHYDE?
Due to the increase in toxic buildup in our bodies, including the toxic build up of formaldehyde,dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used to.
· Bodies now start to decompose within 7 to 10 days after death.
· During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese bodies started to decompose within 24 to 48 hours. However,Americans didn’t start to decompose for 4 to 5days.
· Twice as much formaldehyde was needed to embalm a person 20 years ago compared to today.
How many of thesenames would you have recognized asformaldehyde ?
· Methyl Aldehyde
· Methylene Oxide
· Methylene Glycol
· Formalin 40
· Formic Aldehyde
* denotes tradename
The following products are just a few that are so toxic that they should be disposed of in a toxic waste dump:
· floor careproducts
· furniture polish
· window cleaners
· bug spray
· nail polish remover
[Source: Water Pollution Control Federation]Warning labels on containers refer only to toxic hazards from ingestion; however, only 10% of health problems from chemicals are caused by ingestion. 90% arecaused by the inhalation of vapors and absorption of particles.
Government regulations require that only the most EXTREMELY toxic substances must contain a warning label. Labels that say the following should be removed from your house immediately:
· “Do not induce vomiting”
· “Corrosive – rinse from skin immediately”
· “Harmful or fatal if swallowed”
· “Call physician immediately”
· “Warning!” (may mean that as little as 1teaspoon of product can harm or kill adult)
· “Danger!” (means that as little as 5 drops can harm or kill an adult)
· central nervous system damage
· respiratory tract infection
· heart-rate irregularities
· skin irritation
· kidney and liver damage
· and can be fatal
Phenol is a very common chemical and is regularly found in the following common products:
· air fresheners
· bronchial mists
· chloroseptic throat spray
· feminine powders & sprays
· hair spray
· acne medications
· calamine lotions
· cleaning products
· furniture polish
· hair setting lotions
· lice shampoo
· cold capsules
· all-purpose cleaners
· aerosol disinfectants
· anti-itching lotions
· disinfectant cleaners
· hand lotions
· lip balms
· sunscreen and lotions
· cough syrups
· … just to name a few
DO YOU STILL WANT TO USE PRODUCTS IN YOUR HOME THAT CONTAIN PHENOL?
Here is a listof several research sites regarding toxins and chemicals in the home. This is by far not the extent of what is available on the subject. This is a drop in the bucket, but enough to show us why Melaleuca is a GREAT choice!
Anational non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public,specifically parents and caregivers, about environmental toxins that affectchildren ' shealth
Research examining health hazards of environmentaltoxins.
Great site to help you learn about toxins in everyday householdproducts: MSDS sheets
Chemicals in the Environment: Chemical FactSheets
IRIS Database for Risk Assessment
Integrated Risk Information System Acronyms andAbbreviations
Carcinogens At Home
Your Melaleuca Non-CompanyInformation Source
Transcript Kids and Chemicals
A website where you can check on the environment in your area by puttingin your zipcode.
Chemical and Other Safety Info.
Search for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)Information
List of Hazardous Chemicals commonly found in householdproducts.
Researching effects of Chemicals and Pesticides uponhealth
Chemical Sensitivity,Asthma and Allergy
Twenty MostCommon Chemicals
Information about Hazardous HouseholdProducts
How to reduce Toxic Chemicals in Your home.
Information about Formaldehyde in the Home and Possible HealthProblems related to it.
Information about Indoor Air Pollution.
More information about Toxins.
A Z Toxic Dictionary
Facts about the Chemical Industry
Educating consumers on how to handle chemicals in thehome.
Protecting Kids From Dangerous Chemicals Policy IssuesPackage
Individual States Child Care LicensureRegulations.
Info for Parents of Children who are being Pressured to Diagnose and Drugtheir child for ADHD
Information about Aspartame Disease