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As I was reading through the October Natural Awakenings publication, I was drawn to an article I felt was important to share and pass along. It was entitled, “Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer.” This was a study published in the Environmental Health journal.
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"Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer"
This was a study published in the Environmental Health journal. They reported “that frequent use of common household cleaning products may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer.”
The study was a partnership of scientists, physicians, public health personnel, and a group of committed community people called the Silent Spring Institute.
This group dedicates themselves to identifying connections between the environment and women’s health.
They interviewed women with breast cancer and comparison women. One of the questions asked specifically about product use in their homes.
The executive director Julia G. Brody, Ph.D. says, “Women who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast cancer compared to those with the lowest reported use.
Use of air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control were associated with an increase risk as well. To our knowledge, this is the first published report on cleaning product use and risk of breast cancer.”
A thought of mine along these same lines is in regards to an increase incidence of lung diseases with women. These findings are in non-smokers.
So I ask the question, is there a connection between using household chemical products and the possible absorption through the skin as well as breathing in the fumes?
In other articles I have read, the toxic effect of chemicals on the environment and animals has made me a firm believer in avoiding any and all chemical use inside the home and outside on the yard and garden.
As an example, herbicides and pesticides used on lawns kill good insects which are in the food chain of birds. The population of our birds has decreased quite substantially.
There are many safe and natural products available. I choose Bio Green Clean, and a vinegar and water mix. I use these for any cleaning jobs in and around the home. I do not put any chemicals on my yard. I claim to have the best dandelion crop in the neighborhood but the insects like them and therefore the birds have a food source. I also just learned that dandelions actually came from England.
For a tick and flea protection for my pets I use a natural product of cinnamon oil, castor oil, and citronella oil.
For an insect repellant for myself the product contains citronella oil, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil. This is safe for children and pets and IT WORKS!
These products are available either online or try some vendors at a Farmer’s Market or other natural store. Cedarcide.com and Mercola.com are two online resources.
My parting thought for people, animals and environment safety is to really think about ALL of the products we use indoors and outside. Let’s stay as natural as we can to maintain good health for ourselves, animals, including our pets, and the environment.
Thank you so much and please feel free to share any comments.
I wish you and your family peaceful and healthy holidays, Gail.
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