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Do you really think getting a healthy , naturally fresh air by using Manufactured Air Fresheners ?!

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Protect Your Family from

the Hidden Hazards in Air


Air fresheners have become a staple in many American homes and offices, marketed with the promise of creating a clean, healthy, and sweet-smelling indoor atmosphere. But many of these products contain phthalates (pronounced thal-ates)—hazardous chemicals known to cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects, and reproductive problems. NRDC’s independent testing of 14 common air fresheners, none of which listed phthalates as an ingredient, uncovered these chemicals in 86 percent

(12 of 14) of the products tested, including those advertised as “all- natural” or “unscented.”

Our work raises concerns that should be followed up immediately by thorough government testing of these products. Meanwhile, consumers should be aware that the pretty label and sweet scent may mask something much less pleasant.

Gina Solomon, m.D., m.P.H., Senior ScientiSt, nrDc

For more information, please contact
Gina Solomon at (415) 875-6100

Read the full issue paper

Clearing the Air: Hidden Hazards in Air Fresheners at

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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in Natural Health Tips


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Great Testimonial from GREEN GROUP !!! You can DO IT !!!!!

I will share a Testimonial or even few from Green Group Members in LinkedIn !! I am Happy to see how many are so AWARE and How Many People are taking actions to keep A Clean , Non Toxic Environment with so easy and No Cost Solutions !!!! Soooo …. TRUE and so Easy to Adopt !!! Yes North Americans , so much in Convenience and Consumming !!! Yes to Educate New Generations in REDUCING , REUSING and MINIMALISING and SAYING NO TO BIG BRANDS !!!!!!

1. vinegar and baking soda for:
a. limescale
b. water rings
c. tubs, toilets and sinks and faucets

2. Lemon:
a. getting rid of bacteria
b. disinfecting
c. mould (like let’s say, you had mould on your tent because you packed it away one summer and it got stinky). I would put lemon on the mould it and sunbleach it, just lay it out on the grass or place it on a clothes line outside on a sunny day BAM!

3. essential oils:
a. be careful not to confuse these with mineral oils OR with synthetics – buying them made of soy is renewable and safe
b. I put a few drops of these in a spray bottle with a bit of vinegar (tbl spoon) and dilute it with water. Then I go to town! Where the dog sits, where the boys came over to watch the big game on the sofa and now the house smells like nachos! I just spray that homemade concoction every where

In my opinion, what needs to happen is LESS subsidies to eco companies trying to make eco products (which I do support. Don’t mistake me, I use these true biodegradable and safe eco-products that I buy locally). Rather invest funds in strategies and tactics and programs that encourage the NEW generations to buy into:
REDUCING, REUSING and MINIMALIZING and saying NO to big brands and box stores and ELIMINATING the concept of CONVENIENCE. As North Americans, we are very motivated by convenience.

CONVENIENCE is ruining the Earth. But, with the proper grants and funds into children’s camps, high schools, etc to rid them of the concept of “but this is so much easier…” then I think we’ve got something.

That’s just my thought.

I’d love to hear others…

Also, if you like the eco-tips I gave there, stay tuned because I am starting my own blog soon AND I post daily “ecoTips” (as I call them) on Twitter @wendyalicemona. Follow me and change your ways!

Thanks for reading and considering.

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Natural Health Tips


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Are You Aware of Sun Screen And Fragrances Origins and Compositions !?

harmful sunscreenSunscreen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) states that the FDA has failed to generate any sunscreen safety standards. Many makeup products, particularly foundation and lip balms, contain chemical sunscreens. According to the EWG, however, the evidence that chemical sunscreen protects you from skin cancer is minimal, at best, and some evidence even shows that chemical sunscreen may increase the risk of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Likewise, sunscreen blocks vitamin D absorption, and many chemical sunscreens contain potential hormone disruptors that can be absorbed through the skin.


harmful fragranceIt’s understandable that you want your cosmetics to smell nice. Unfortunately, many fragrances are chemically generated and can contain multiple chemical compounds. According to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, fragrance is considered a “trade secret,” so there’s no way of knowing just what those chemicals are. Instead, you’ll typically find these trade secret scents listed in the ingredients merely as “fragrance.”

Possible problems with the chemicals used to create fragrance include allergic reactions, hormone disruption from phthalates and synthetic musks, and even neurotoxic effects from certain chemicals.

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Are You aware about Heavy Metals in Cosmetics approved by FDA ?!

Heavy Metals

According to Health Canada, it is virtually impossible to remove heavy metals from cosmetics. The Canadian government limits heavy metals to a certain percentage; however, no such laws exist in the United States. Metals you may find in cosmetics include:heavy metals in makeup

  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Antimony
  • Cadmium

Heavy metal exposure can cause an array of health problems, including:

  • Renal failure
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Diabetes
  • Encephalopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Certain cancers
  • Dermatitis
  • Allergic reactions

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The Famous FEBREZE … Really Killing Odors and Germs Naturally ? FEBREZE Air And Health Effects !!!

Be Aware of Advertising !!! Be Aware of FEBREZE Ingredients and WHY you can’t Smell any More Bad Odours !!!!! removing Odours Naturally !?! Really !?

Febreze Ingredients

Below you’ll find a list of just some of the 87 chemicals found by the EWG in Febreze Air Effects, listed in order of their toxicity to humans:

BHT – Known as a neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin eye and lung irritator
Acetaldehyde – Known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and development, immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin, skin, eye and lung irritator
“Fragrance” – One of the three ingredients actually disclosed, it’s a neurotoxin, immunotoxin and allergen
Propylene Glycol – Causes cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with “enhanced skin absorption” and irritates the skin, eye and lung 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol – Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
Limonene – Allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
Methyl pyrrolidone – Toxin to reproduction and development, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
Alcohol denatured – Also disclosed in the ingredients of Febreze, it’s linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity and skin, eyes and lung irritator
Butylphenyl methylpropion al – allergen, immunotoxin and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
Ethyl acetate – linked to developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, organic system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
Geraniol – Linked to allergies, immunotoxicity, organi system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritation Linalool – allergen, immunotoxin, and and skin, eyes and lung irritator Benzaldehyde – neurotoxin, and skin, eyes and lung irritator Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether – non-reproductive organ system toxicity
Ethylhezanol – developmental and reproductive toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator Hexyl cinnamal – allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator And way too many more….
You can find the EWG’s full report on Febreze and other common cleaners here.

Removing Odors Naturally

Again, it’s important to understand that these types of products are not only dangerous to our health, but they aren’t actually cleaning the air or eliminating odor. They are just masking it…the bacteria and molecules are still hanging around, maybe even making you sick themselves.

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Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Natural Health Tips


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