Are You Poisoning Your Kid's?
Many people often find themselves cleaning their home like crazy,
because they want to make sure their home is clean for their children.
Unfortunately most people have no clue about the harmful toxins found in
many household cleaning products. Many mothers an fathers find
themselves using bleach to clean items bought at yard sales, and even to
clean walls or bathrooms.
Why should they not? I mean the bottles do not say how toxic it is!
All the manufacture cares about is making a parent think the product is
great to kill germs, so as parents we buy them. They fail to alert users
of the toxins contained in these cleaning products. Most parents find
themselves cleaning off the baby’s crib, toys, and floors with cleaning
products, that are leaving more toxins behind than the toxins they are
cleaning because the companies are NOT required by law to alert the
Here are some facts about common household cleaning products found in many homes across the globe today!
Formaldehyde, phenol, benzene and toluene are found in common
household cleaners and all have been linked as cancer causing and toxic
to the immune system.
Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxicants. Pound for pound
of body weight children drink more water, eat more food and breathe
more air than adults. The implication of this is that children will have
substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxicants that are
Most children at young ages spend much of the day putting things in
their mouths. Especially toddlers, they seem to put anything and
everything in their mouths that they can get their hands on. In 1998,
scientists at Rutgers University discovered that pesticides sprayed in a
home evaporate from floors and carpets, and then re-condense on plastic
and foam objects such as pillows and plush toys. By observing how
frequently a group of pre-schoolers put clean toys in their mouths, the
researchers calculated that contaminated toys are likely to give young
children much higher doses of poison than adults would get in the same
Babies do not excrete contaminants or store them away in fat in the
same ways that adults do, making the poisons more available to affect
rapidly growing bodies. Furthermore, because a baby’s immune system is
not fully functional, a baby’s body cannot counteract toxic effects as
well as an adult can. In an adult, a blood-brain barrier insulates the
brain from many of the potentially harmful chemicals circulating through
the body. But in a human child, that barrier isn’t fully developed
until six months after birth.
A pregnant woman can also pass the toxins from common cleaners to
their unborn child! Many contaminants such as dioxins and PCBs have an
affinity for fatty tissue. During pregnancy, women mobilize their
amassed stores of body fat to provide nourishment for their growing
babies; the contaminants in the fat are then passed to their children.
Nursing mothers also transfer a good portion of their lifetime
accumulation of chemicals to their babies.
Children that are exposed to toxins in the womb are at greatest risk
of all. Because cellular structures change so rapidly during embryonic
and fetal growth, a toxic exposure at the wrong moment can permanently
alter further development. According to Dr. Landrigan, the central
nervous system is especially vulnerable. To function properly, the
developing brain must lay down an intricate web of interconnecting
neurons. Small doses of neurotoxins during critical periods of brain
development can alter those crucial neural pathways – one mistake early
on, and the brain may be forever changed in subtle or serious ways.
Government and university scientists are currently investigating the
possibility of a connection betweenfetal exposures to toxins and
developmental disabilities such as attention deficit hyperactivity
As a parent you SHOULD be concerned about this! Cleaning your home
with toxic products are literally breaking down your children’s bodies
and adding onto the changes of cancer and other life threatening health
Even if you had no clue about this concern, until you just read this
article, now is the time to take action! You can start by only bring
into your home toxin free cleaning products! Get rid of any products
that are not eco-friendly. If a product is eco friendly, that means it
is safe to have in your home! If it is safe to have in your home, it is
safe to use without having to worry about the harmful effects!