Toxic chemicals have become part of our everyday life without us really realising it. We have been taught by our parents, grandparents and advertising that it is the products on the supermarket shelves that we need to have a clean germ free home.
It is true women have a much higher level of knowledge about hazardous chemicals than men, but what is surprising is that a total of 40 per cent showed little or no concern about potential health effects. This is an alarming statistic given the increasing evidence about the health effects of synthetic chemicals used in everyday household products and their impact on the development of babies and young children.
So here are some of the reasons that 40% who aren’t that worried should be concerned.
Since 1950 there have been 72,000 chemicals introduced into our homes only 2% of those have been tested for toxicity.
Women who stay at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work outside the home. This is because there is an accumulation of toxins in our furnishings and in the dust and in the air.
150 Chemicals commonly found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.
Asthma there has been a 29% increase in men and an 82% increase in women. The higher rate for women is believed to be due to women’s longer exposure times to household chemicals.
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