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Green event this Friday, live with Deb Brown.
Here are the details (keep reading, lots of good info here also):
FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH

1 TO 3 pm

The Computer Guy Store

115 First Ave NW – Hampton, Iowa

Big screen tv, volume set so you can hear, information you won’t find anywhere else.

You can get your home green—and easier than you think. Start with the products you use to clean. Learn how—and learn how to do so without breaking the bank. No new spending – you already spend this money on products currently in your home.

Bring a friend, have some fun, learn a lot. Come on over to The Computer Guy Store in Hampton (right across from City Hall) at 1 on Friday.

Your attendance would be great appreciated—and I look forward to meeting many of you as well! Feel free to call for more info 641-458-1114 or 641-580-0103. Feel free to forward this email to friends or family – who do you know that needs safer products in their home? Can’t make it? Give me a call and we will get this information to you online.

ARE TOXIC HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS POISONING YOUR FAMILY

The EPA reports toxic chemicals in our home cleaning and personal care products are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outside pollutants.

The EPA warns toxic chemicals in household cleaners cause women working at home to have a 55% HIGHER cancer risk than women working outside the home.

The California Public Research Group warns Phenol, which is used in most household disinfectants, can cause cancer, deactivate the sensory nerve endings, damage the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system.

The Mayo clinic warns Formaldehyde (trade name: Quaternium 15) in our household and personal care products can cause headaches, depression, joint pain, chronic fatigue, ear infections, and loss of sleep. Formaldehyde is a neurotoxin and carcinogen.

HERE IS A LIST OF KNOWN TOXINS IN SOME OF OUR EVERYDAY PRODUCTS!

DOVE BEAUTY BAR: Quaternium 15: Formaldehyde-Carcinogen. Causes cancer, dermatitis, neurotoxic, sensitizer-poisonous, and irritant to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Butylated Hydroxytluene, (BHT) Carcinogen.

JOHNSON’S BABY SHAMPOO: Quaternium 15: FD&C RED 40: Formaldehyde-Carcinogen, and causes dermatitis.

CREST TARTER CONTROL TOOTHPASTE: Saccharin: Carcinogen contains Phenol Fluoride: Carcinogen if you accidentally swallow more than a pea-sized amount of this, you must contact the Poison Control Center immediately! This warning does NOT appear on the tube.

TIDE & CHEER DETERGENT: Detergent: Can cause temporary respiratory tract irritation. Symptoms include stinging, swelling or redness. Sodium Sulfate: Can be corrosive. Can cause burns to the eyes and tissue damage to the skin, as well as cause burns to the mouth, throat, and stomach if swallowed. Sodium Sulfate: Can be corrosive. Severe eye, skin, and respiratory irritant. Can cause asthma attacks. Trisodium Nitrilotriacetate Carcinogen:

CLOROX BLEACH: Sodium Hypochlorite: Corrosive. Can be fatal if swallowed. Eye, skin, and respiratory irritant. Especially hazardous to people with heart conditions or asthma.

CASCADE: Sodium Hypoclorite: Can be corrosive. Can cause burns to the eyes and tissue damage to the skin, as well as cause burns to the mouth, throat, and stomach if swallowed.

FANTASTIC, FORMULA 409: Butyl Cello Solve: Neurotoxic: Eye and skin irritant. Damages central nervous system, kidney and liver. Readily absorbed through the skin. Damages blood and body’s ability to make blood.

WINDEX AEROSOL GLASS CLEANER: Butyl Cello Solve (See above) Neurotoxic.

LYSOL DISINFECTANT: Dioxin; Carcinogen. 500,000 times more deadly than DDT. Ethyl Alcohol: Eye, skin, respiratory tract irritant.

Details on the above date are available in The Safe Shopper’s Bible” by Dr. Samuel Epstein, MD & David Steinman. Macmillan, 1995. Lysol data from “the Environmental Health Newsletter.”

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