Your Sunscreen May Be Cancer Causing

The FDA may not have banned spray-on sunscreens as of yet, but one thing is for sure, they are doing more harm than good. We can at least thank the FDA for recently shedding some light on the potential health risks, especially regarding young children. This information feels like a 911 alert as most of the country slathers it on as if it’s a health food.

Let’s be very clear, inhaling aerosol sunscreen is dangerous and causes injury to the lungs. Especially, when it is being applied to the face, sunscreen is just plain toxic. At the very least, spray it into your hands first, then apply to your face. If there were no other options, maybe, but the truth is that there are a few, trusted alternatives on the market. Green Clean Life can help you make better choices.

Spraying sunscreen into the air also allows the spray to drift off into the air instead of adhering to the skin. This causes you to use much more than you would if it were a cream. The safest alternatives are cream and lotion formulas designed with no toxic chemicals and are safe for the whole family. The last thing you want to do is poison your family while you think you are keeping them safe.

One of the ingredients you should be looking out for is the chemical “oxybenzone”. This is predominant in almost every sunscreen you will find at your local drugstore. Unfortunately, oxybenzone penetrates the skin, promoting indirect DNA damage which causes the most lethal form of skin cancer: malignant melanoma. You read that correctly, your sunscreen is potentially causing cancer! Instead, use a mineral sunscreen (think zinc) to keep the sun protection on the surface of the skin.

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Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets are Poisonous

Skipping the fabric softener in your laundry cycle can save your family from chemical reactions and poisoning. They might make your clothes feel soft and fresh, but fabric softeners and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products on the market. It is a safe bet that most Americans are not linking chemicals in these products to cancer and brain damage.

Here is a list of just a few of the chemicals found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets:

A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage

Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer

Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant
Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders
Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic
Ethanol: On the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders
Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list
Limonene: Known carcinogen

Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders

Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled

Soft Ocean Mist, Summer Orchard and April Fresh sound a little less benign now, don’t they? Companies manufacturing these products use 50 times more fragrance than necessary to cover up the smell of all of those toxic chemicals. Next load, remember, that flowery smell is there to conceal chemicals from you. Is it really worth it?

If you are having any of these symptoms, you could be a victim of dryer sheet poisoning, please consult a physician.

Central nervous system disorders
Blood pressure reduction
Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
Pancreatic cancer
It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to make your own products by hand, you don’t have to spend a fortune on organic products, you don’t even have to eliminate using these items. There are green alternatives that are affordable alternates and Green Clean Life has many recommendations! Enter to win our monthly drawing of $200+ in retail products that are safe and effective! TEXT GIVEAWAY to 480-707-3859 today!

Carpets – A Petri Dish of Bacteria

60% of homes in the US have carpets. They also cover the floors of our schools and businesses. Children play for hours on them, infants crawl on them. New homeowners breathe in that “new carpet smell” proudly! STOP!
You are smelling chemicals!

New carpets contain ‘volatile organic compounds’ aka VOC’s. These include toluene, benzene, formaldehyde, ethyl benzene, styrene, and acetone, just to name a few. Most have already made the EPA’s list of Extremely Hazardous Substances. Known carcinogens such as p-Dichlorobenzene are in new carpets, as are chemicals that produce fetal abnormalities in test animals. These chemicals are also known to cause hallucinations and nerve damage.

That ‘new carpet smell’ comes from 4-PC, associated with eye, nose and upper respiratory problems that are suffered by many new carpet owners. 4-PC is used in the latex backing of 95% of US carpets. In 2000 the 3M Company removed the chemical perflouro-octanyl Salphonate from their product, ‘Scotchgard’, because it had been found to cause reproductive problems in rats. These are just a few of the problems with carpets.

Older carpets can be more of a hazard than new ones: Not only do they contain the chemicals banned from more recent production, they also have had years to accumulate pounds of dust mites, dirt, pesticides and other toxins brought in on shoes, feet and pet’s paws.

Did you know that your carpet can hold 8 times it’s weight in toxin filled dirt and you can’t even see the trapped dirt that your carpet is hiding! The EPA has stated that 80% of human exposure to pesticides happens indoors. Every time you spray for bugs or use a fogger, the chemicals settle in the rug and stay there for years older carpets are so toxic that your chances of being exposed to hazardous chemicals are 10-50 times higher in a carpeted room than outdoors. If the carpet is plush or shag, your risk increases substantially.

What can you do? Take action to reduce your exposure to carpet toxins. First, if you can, get rid of the carpeting. If not that, then vacuum with a Well Sealed High Quality HEPA Vacuum Cleaner that can do a much better job of cleaning your carpets then the cheaper vacuum cleaners found at most department stores. Steam cleaning can kill dust mites and bacteria.

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Many Houses Built Before 1975 Contain Asbestos

Asbestos is the Greek word for inextinguishable. This inexpensive fire-retardant material, thermal and acoustic insulator was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s. However, we now know that prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to lung disease. When disturbed, tiny abrasive asbestos fibers are easily inhaled, which damages lung tissue and can cause cancer. In homes built prior to 1975, asbestos is most commonly found as thermal insulation on broilers, pipes and popcorn ceilings. Unfortunately, it can also be found in other household materials including but not limited to: vinyl floor tiles, glue that attaches floor tiles to concrete or wood, some forms of linoleum, roofing, and plaster.

If Asbestos crumbles or has been sawed, scraped, or sanded into a powder is likely to release asbestos fibers and create a health hazard. If your home was built prior to 1977, it typically is only a $45 fee to have your affected area tested for asbestos. If you test positive, you must hire a professional HAZMAT team that is licensed and bonded to handle this situation. In some cases, in some geographical locations and dwelling types, a permit will be required.

From 1999 to 2013, the years for which data are currently available, we have estimated the number of deaths from asbestos exposure in the U.S. at 189,000 to 221,000 people, or 12,000 to 15,000 deaths a year. Those figures are based on a review of federal records of deaths from diseases caused exclusively by asbestos, plus a calculation using a formula developed by international cancer researchers to estimate the number of lung cancer deaths likely caused by asbestos. You could have asbestos lurking in your home right now! The fact is that over 30 billion dollars has been set aside in class action lawsuits that help to provide a monetary value to the cancers brought to these people. You don’t even have to go to court, you only need to prove that your cancer or other ailments are a product of asbestos exposure.

There are so many things in your home that are causing widespread cancer. Green Clean Life is dedicated to exposing these these toxic chemicals and their retail products so we can put an end to unnecessary disease.

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