Posts Tagged by asthma
|March 8, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Uncategorized|
While it’s great to think green when building your home, it’s also important to be “green” aware about the everyday products you bring into it. BGTV’s Kevin Contreras visits with Sloan Barnett of Shaklee.
- A lot of the products we use to clean our homes could be linked to respiratory problems and asthma
- Use Shaklee Basic H2 for a window cleaner and an all purpose cleaner
- Mixing your own cleaners and adding your own water keeps 5800 bottles out of the landfill and keeps transportation costs down shipping all those bottles around the country.
|March 6, 2011||Filled under Sunday Surf|
My favorite posts this week come from my friends at theSITSgirls.com who are participating in a 31 day blogging challenge with me. We are 1/2 way there!
I was inspired to make Green Smoothies after reading, Nicole Rivera’s post called “My First “Green Drink” at her blog about eating more healthy. Read about her first experience and how her husband reacted. After reading the post, I went to the store and bought the ingredients and made my own version of a Green Smoothie.
For a delightful poem about what it means to become a parent, visit “I Thought I Knew Mama” blog. She wrote this poem for her son’s dedication ceremony and it eloquently describes the change of priorities in a new parent’s life.
On another note, I watched a few videos for research about Greener Cleaning and want to share this CBC documentary called: Toxic Brew. It’s about the chemicals in household cleaners and their relationship to allergies and asthma. A must watch if you have family members who can’t seem to stay well.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you enjoyed reading this week.
|February 26, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
The ads say we must spray our baby beds, toys, and floors with their cleaners to keep our babies healthy, but what are we spraying into the air?
Can we trust the products advertised are safe? How can you know?
Why is it that workers are entitled to know when they are working with hazardous chemicals, but moms are not!
Is there a connection between the increase in asthma in children, the number of children diagnosed with cancer, and the reproductive problems in our young adults with the number of new cleaners introduced each year?
Watch this informative video: CBS Marketplace Report — Toxic Brew.
Find out what is really in those Chlorox Wipes, Pledge polish, and your window cleaner and what the health consequences might be.
|February 21, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
Imagine your 5 year old little boy begins coughing and coughing and you can’t make it stop. You go to the emergency room and you are told he has the precursor to asthma. You ask yourself, does anyone in my family have asthma? Anyone in my husband’s family? And the answer is not only NO, but there is no history of asthma in either family going back 4 generations. Then you think what could cause this? What in my environment could cause this?
Then you research and discover some alarming facts:
- 1 in 13 school age children has asthma
- Asthma rates in children under 5 increased 160%
- More than 9 out of every 10 suspected poison exposures occur at home with household products.
And…there is a direct correlation between the increase in childhood asthma and the increase in toxic chemicals in the home!
This is Sloan’s story. Watch this video and listen to her tell it in her own words.
Who do you know that has children with chronic allergies and/or asthma? Share this message with them. Let’s not let the little children suffer anymore when we can make a difference by becoming “Greener Cleaning Moms.”
Order safe, non-toxic cleaning products online at WellnessPlans.net
|February 15, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
The new “green” is about using products that are safer for your family and the community in which you live. Becoming a greener mom is not a political movement. It is a personal health issue for you and your family.
So here are 10 Reasons you should consider becoming a Greener Cleaning Mom. Notice, I said green-er. This is about making small changes to how we clean our homes so we can keep our family safer and healthier.
Did you know?
1. 90% of all poison exposures occur at home
2. 90% of our time is spent indoors. EPA
reports that air pollution is up to five
times higher inside than outside
3. Indoor pollutants come from all sorts of
chemicals we use to make our lives
easier every day—paints, carpets,
furniture, household cleaners, personal
care, among others
4. EPA studies indicate that elevated
concentration of household chemicals
persist in the air. Long-term exposure to
chemicals inside our homes may be
harmful to us and our families
5. Some 20 million Americans have
6. An average of one out of every 13
school-aged children has asthma
7. Asthma rates in children under age five
have increased more than 160% from
8. Common household cleaners and
appliances give off fumes, which can
potentially increase the risk of children
9. The average U.S. household generates
more than 20 pounds of hazardous
waste each year
10. The following household cleaning
products are designated as
household hazardous waste by the
EPA, and “improper disposal of
these wastes can pollute the
environment and pose a threat
to human health”
Wood and metal cleaners and polishes
Tub, tile, and shower cleaners
We are supposed to separate them from household trash. How many of us just put these in the trash cans? I’m guilty too! And where does this waste go? More on that later!
So, what is a mom to do?
• Step One: Go to the National
Institutes of Health Household
Products Database and find out what
you have in your home
• Step Two: Enter names of chemicals
and see which brands contain them
• Step Three: Look up Toxicity
Information or Health Information for
• Step Four: Properly dispose of harmful products
• Step Five: Find safer choices
Leave a comment and let me know what surprised you about this list.