Most Americans don't know that the United States does not regulate the ingredients in products like eye cream, deodorant, and lipstick. Nor are words like healthy, organic, or clean regulated. Chronic exposure leads to health risks and disease, both individually and globally. Every product we use, ends up down the drain, into the water supply, the soil, and the air
I've developed materials with facts about chemicals in household and personal care products, instruction to find reputable information specific to you, and steps to make better choices without overwhelming yourself or your family
Presentations can be one or one or to groups
Women have gone from a 1 in 20 chance of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis to a 1 in 8 chance. The majority of these cases have no genetic link. Chronic exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals increase risk. Moreover, there is growing evidence that chemicals can decrease the effectiveness of certain treatments. Being aware of the potential impact can be an important step towards wellness
Women use more personal care products and tend to have more exposure to household products, including cleaning supplies. They also tend to make more of these purchases.
The worse thing anyone can do is say that their product or solution works for everyone. But since most of us don't know that the FDA or another regulatory body does not regulate the ingredients in products like deodorant, body lotion, etc., this is an issue that truly impacts us all. An average man uses 10 products daily. Being aware is the first step
Did you know that the United States has not passed a new law regulating chemicals in personal care products since 1938? No, that is not a typo. And, that the FDA or another regulating body does not test products before they go to market?
The global "we" has developed 80,000 new chemicals since World War II, yet, most have not been tested for human safety, or if they have, have been tested in terms of whether or not high concentrations may cause death, but not the impact of low concentrations
We live in an age of information overload. But what can you believe? And, if you are diagnosed with an illness, while you may receive information about diet and exercise, chemical exposure is rarely discussed. So how do you find out how to reduce risk from chemicals?
What are the worst of the worst and how do I avoid them?
OMG, now that I know all this stuff, what do I do without throwing out everything in my house? I can't afford to through out everything in my house!
Don't worry, you don't have to throw out everything in your house, some simple steps can start you on a path. Education and awareness is the first step
You will gain an awareness of the harm that particular chemicals present, reliable resources, and actionable steps you can take going forward