Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Hello Friends - this is a continuing of the last blog - I sure am learning! LOL

"BPA - Bisphenol A
What it does: BPA is a building block of a lightweight, clear, heat-resistant and almost unbreakable plastic called polycarbonate. It's also used in epoxy resins.
Where it's found: Water bottles, baby bottles, reusable food containers, plastic tableware, infant feeding cups, linings of infant formula cans and other cans, jar lids, CDs, electrical and electronic equipment, dental sealants.

How we're exposed: Eating food or drinking liquids stored in containers containing BPA. Infants and small children may also be exposed from hand to mouth contact with materials containing BPA. BPA also migrates from dental sealants into patients' mouths. Fetuses are exposed in the womb by their mothers. Almost everyone has been exposed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of 93 percent of the people it tested.
Special Report: Toxic America

Health effects: The American Chemistry Council, an industry trade group, says exposure is so low there are no ill health effects. A new five-year Kaiser Permanente study of Chinese factory workers found higher BPA exposure linked to reduced male sexual function. This research joins a growing body of research on animals that suggests BPA poses a potential cancer risk and may mimic the female hormone estrogen and disrupt the extremely sensitive chemical signals in the body called the endocrine system. According to the Food and Drug Administration, these studies suggest BPA could affect 'the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and young children.'

Regulation: BPA is an Environmental Protection Agency 'chemical of concern,' one of five substances the agency has targeted for increased scrutiny and potential new regulation. (The others are phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, PBDEs, and perfluorinated chemicals in"

For more information - follow this link! http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/31/chemical.dangers/index.html

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Toxins in our homes

Hello Friends!

I am so excited that you can see it more and more on the news that they are covering things that we can actually change. Something that we can do more for our familes.

If you have missed it, on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is doing some awesome reporting and is really taking a look at how we can make our homes safer. How we can protect our babies in the womb and giving some great suggestions on easy, free things you can do to get your home to be your safe zone. Do you know that the EPA has a report that women who work at home have a 55% greater chance of getting cancer then women who work outside the home? The primary suspect: Household Chemicals! They also report that the air quaility in our home is 3-5 times greater then outside our home. WOW!

Every day I am going to take excerpts from these articles and other articles to make sure you have all the facts to make a good informed decision.

By the way, we don't only care about your toxic wellness, we care about your health wellness and your financial wellness. So lets help each other and get the word out!

5 toxics that are everywhere - as reported on CNN
Each day I will share ONE with you -


Continued on 2nd posting.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Green Revolution

So this is the thing. I have decided that I am 1 voice that maybe I can make a difference. And what I had decided that it is ok to be passionate about something and talk about it! So that is what I am going to do! I am going to provide resources and ideas on how to go green. I am also going to have links to my resources so everyone can check out what I am talking about.

It is a Green Revolution! I know you all of heard of by now the Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Well why can't we have a Green Revolution? It is so important that we get the house hold chemicals/cleaners out of our homes and our schools. We know what the effects are - so why do we do it?

So as we go through the next several days you will see me post ideas on making bug spray, killing ants and so many other suggestions!

I look forward to some great conversations!