Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cancer In A Bottle???


Spring is upon us. Sunshine, cool breezes, budding trees and flowers are on the way. Most of us like to do a little spring cleaning this time of year. In our house we clean green. No harsh chemicals, no coughing, sneezing, opening windows to let out vapors that form from scrubbing bubbles or bleach.
Why go thru that? Why submit yourself and your family members including your pets to an array of cleaning products that also can do the following:

1. Contribute to Cancer
2. Disrupt your endocrine system
3. Create reproductive concerns
4.Irritate lungs and eye tissue
5.Pollute your household environment with toxins
6. Vapors from some cleaning products are absorbed by the skin and lungs. So children and pets are at risk even though they aren't actually doing the cleaning.
This is only a slight glimpse of health concerns that can occur from using chemical laden cleaning products.

There is this misnomer that our cleaning products have to smell medicinal, or have that bleach type smell in order for them to kill germs and really clean our homes. This is simply not true. Distilled White Vinegar has proven to kill most germs, bacteria and mold.
Heinz states that its vinegar when using a 5 percent solution kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of molds and 80 percent of germs including viruses. That is pretty impressive. Considering you don't have to worry about the health concerns that we pay for in most supermarket cleaning products.

Did you know that there are over 80,000 chemicals being used in the United States? Most of these chemicals have never been tested for safety. Hmmm makes you wonder why the US has the highest cancer rate, obesity rate, infertility rate etc etc etc.

 Understanding the dangers to our children alone should prompt you to safely dispose of your chemical laden cleaning products and make the switch to green cleaning products.

Reading the facts about the hazards of chlorine one chemical used in many cleaning products, will have you shaken in your boots!  Did you know that in the making of chlorine bleach trace amounts of mercury are leached into the environment as well as into your cleaning products.There are many other facts that are terrifying pertaining to chlorine bleach.

Think about it, become informed as to what you are wiping your high chair tray with, the toilet seat, your kitchen counter tops and door knobs.

You can learn about safe green cleaning at Care 2 make a difference. This is a great website with an abundance of information for being green.



To get you started on making the switch to cleaning green I'm going to give away one  Cleaning Green Kit to one of my followers.

Your kit will include :
1 -8 oz bottle of our   Kitchen Cleaner 
1 -8oz bottle of our Bathroom Cleaner
1 16 oz tub of our Multi Fizzy Cleaner 

Not only will these products clean and disinfect your household but they provide aromatherapy benefits as well. Invigorating, Uplifting and Revitalizing benefits due to the essential oil blends. 

To enter our Green Cleaning Giveaway you must do the following:

Mandatory Entry:Be a follower of my blog via google friend connect (left upper sidebar) leave me a comment that you are now a follower. If you are already a follower just leave me a comment letting me know. You must complete this action first or all other comments will be deleted

For additional entries:Leave a separate comment for each entry

1 entry: Become a Facebook fan (left side bar) leave a comment letting me know you are a fan.

2 entries: Subscribe via email or Rss feed. Leave me a comment that you are a subscriber or that you are already a subscriber.
3 entries: Tweet this giveaway leaving your tweet link in a comment

3 entries: Tell me one health hazard you learned about one of your current NON GREEN cleaning products.If you are already cleaning green tell me one important reason you switched.

This giveaway is open to US residents only 18 years of age or older. Contest will end March 20 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be notified via email (Make sure your email address is visible in your blogger profile or leave it in your comments) The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email,

22 comments:

MaryRC said...

I'm a follower' thanks for the info. Going green rocks

Freely Living Life said...

Hi there!

I found you through "Friday Follow" and am now following your blog through Google Friend Connect. I look forward to reading more of your posts! Come on over and visit us when you have a free moment. <3

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

I found you via FF and am now following. I am all for going green and man your title, "cancer in a bottle" just gave me chills.

Follow back at http://jotgiveaways.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I'm a new follower through google friend connect
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted 3
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/10358962398
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted 2
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/10358962398
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted 1
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/10358962398
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I subscribe via e-mail
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

ms mel said...

i'm already a follower and thank you for the chance!

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

i'm already an email subscriber #2

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

i'm already an email subscriber #1

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

the big-time health hazard there is with my current non-green cleaner is that it irritates my lungs and eye tissues, and this along with not being environmentally friendly is the mail reason I'm switching to more safe cleaners! #2

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

the big-time health hazard there is with my current non-green cleaner is that it irritates my lungs and eye tissues, and this along with not being environmentally friendly is the mail reason I'm switching to more safe cleaners! #1

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

the big-time health hazard there is with my current non-green cleaner is that it irritates my lungs and eye tissues, and this along with not being environmentally friendly is the main reason I'm switching to more safe cleaners! #3

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

grossman_stacy said...

I am a gooogle friend!
grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

grossman_stacy said...

I changed over to green cleaners after I cleaned by shower with a bathroom cleaner and it hurt to breath - nasty! #3
grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

grossman_stacy said...

I changed over to green cleaners after I cleaned by shower with a bathroom cleaner and it hurt to breath - nasty! #2
grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

grossman_stacy said...

I changed over to green cleaners after I cleaned by shower with a bathroom cleaner and it hurt to breath - nasty! #1
grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

new follower who is also looking to be greener with the household cleaners
t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I Became a Facebook fan

ms mel said...

YAY, i won this kit and boy, do these products smell lovely! I'm so looking forward to trying them during my Spring cleaning "challenge", so wish me luck and a quick finish (c:}

thank you so much for your help!!