THE BEST TOXIC RESEARCH CLAIMS
Many “toxin free” “pure” makeup companies use TALC in their powder formulas and claim that their TALC is “Cosmetic Grade.” There is no such thing as cosmetic grade TALC. Talcum powder is always just TALC and is know to cause cancer. A recent class action lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson was won by the plaintiffs and J&J had to pay millions in damages due specifically to TALC causing deaths and illnesses in infants and children. Are you OK with having your babies and pets kissing your face with cancer causing TALC all over it?
Source for J&J lawsuits: many many many that you can see online that J&J lost. Most recent: July 12, 2018 Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay 4.69 billion to 22 woman who claimed asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer. Published by the New York Times and others plus a major network commercial.
Major laundry detergent companies have been hit with claim after claim when babies have died from consuming their “Pods.” In recent commercials from 2018, they depict a happy baby reaching for a dropped pod in the laundry basket as the mom reaches down saying “oops!” They go on to say their new bag design is more secure. I guess it is OK to drop a grenade right next to your baby as long as the pin is still in place. I’m sure all you moms out there close every single bag perfectly tight every single time. This is ludicrous!
Source: Consumer Reports 2015
Bleach is a known killer of infants. If a baby crawls through some spilled bleach on the floor, they don’t just get sick, they get pulmonary edema and… THEY MAY DIE! Infants do not have fully developed lungs and they cannot tolerate this poison. Bleach should not be in anyone’s home let alone a home with infants.
“Besides making allergies worse, bleach can cause allergies in children and those who were allergy-free to begin with… According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 11,000 people will die this year alone due to indoor air pollution caused by toxic cleaning products, one of which is bleach.”
“The risk of any recurrent infections apart from common colds in the previous year (overall 53%) was 14% higher in children from homes where bleach was used…” European Respiratory Journal, 2011
The CDC website recommends calling 911 right away when exposed to bleach.
PubMed used to be a trusted site for medical studies and articles. As of 2017 they have been allowing puff pieces and half truth articles onto their website. It is no longer a valid or trusted source for information.
Having an organic label on your products is misleading. It is common practice for companies to pay (bribe) the inspector so they will pass as organic. It happens more than we would want to know about. Let’s say, though, that the farm did in fact pass, and does everything in their power to be organic. This means using land that has not seen any synthetic chemical fertilizers or synthetic chemical pesticides. This means that the seeds they use are non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) and are also not hybridized. Some people will claim hybridization can be considered organic. I emphatically disagree. When you create a hybrid upon hybrid upon hybrid (which is usually what happens) you end up with something that is so far removed from the original that your body will not recognize it. Case in point: “organic” wheat in the USA. That is an oxymoron.
Nothing can truly be organic. Sadly, unless you know the farmer, know the land, know the land surrounding the farm, know the flight paths, know the surrounding city pollutants for possible polluted rain, you cannot possibly know if anything is truly organic. Consider jet fuel that mists down onto crops and acid rain.
“It is generally understood that the number of chemical compounds currently recognized in the United States exceeds 3 million and approximately 3,000 new ones are being added each year.” [Source: Technologies and Management Strategies for Hazardous Waste Control, Published March 1983 by the United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment.]
The EPA has reviewed only around 36,000 chemicals. [Source: Chemical Safety Facts: “Debunking the Myths: Chemicals and Testing for Safety”]
*** NOTE: The Chemical Safety Facts website is run by the American Chemistry Council, a trade association for companies who make chemicals.
2938 personal care and home used chemicals have been tested and they found that 884 are toxic, 146 can cause tumors, 218 can cause reproductive complications, 778 can cause acute toxicity, 314 can cause biological mutations, 376 can cause skin and eye irritations. [Source: United States House of Representatives Report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 1989]
There are 150 chemicals found primarily in our homes that are connected to birth defects, cancer, allergies, and psychological disorders. [Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission]
Stay at home moms and women who work from home are 54% more likely to die from cancer than women who don’t work from home. [Source: 15 year EPA study]
The American Cancer Society states based on the FDA regulations of cosmetics, “Cosmetics intended for retail sale must have a list of ingredients on the label. The list does not have to include flavor, fragrance, or trade secret ingredients.”
The toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution. [Source: EPA report from 1985]