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HUMBLING STATS

  • Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.

 

  • In 10 years there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% in men; 82% in women).  The rate for women is believed to be due to higher exposure to home chemicals.

 

  • A recent study concluded that women who work in the home are at a 54% higher risk of developing cancer compared to women who work outside the home.

 

  • The March of Dimes estimates that 200,000 live infants are born with birth defects each year as a result of parental chemical exposure.

 

  • More than 72,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since WW II, and less than 2% of these have been tested for toxicity, mutagenic, carcinogenic, or birth defects.

 

  • A product that kills 50% of lab animals through ingestion or inhalation can still be designated “non-toxic”.

 

  • Toxic chemicals in household cleaners are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air.