Cats are adversely affected by toxic chemicals too
… “Higher TDCIPP exposures were associated with air freshener use, houses built since 2005 and cats that prefer to nap on upholstered furniture.” …
The same things cause disabling adverse effects in people with MCS/ES.
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Health
Tagged air "fresheners", cats, chemical sensitivity, environmental sensitivities, flame retardants, fragrance chemicals, furniture, Housing, hyperthyroidism, IAQ, MCS, pets, toxic chemicals
If you haven’t seen the documentary Toxic Hot Seat yet, you (probably) don’t know what you’re missing! If you read the Chicago Tribune’s award winning series “Playing With Fire” a couple of years ago, then you do have an idea of what the film is about, but it is still very worth watching. We all need to understand the implications of what is discussed in this film. It affects each and every one of us.
‘Safer Chemicals Healthy Families‘ are streaming the film for free until December 7, 2014. Check out their website for all kinds of great info and actions you can take!
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Here are resources and an infographic on how to address flame retardants at home:
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Policy
Tagged alternatives, building materials, documentary, flame retardants, indoor air quality, take action, tobacco science, toxic chemicals
“If you really look at what’s in your dust, particularly for some chemicals, it’s just as concentrated—or more—as what you’d find in sewage sludge,” says Heather Stapleton, associate professor of environmental chemistry.”
“The chemicals she’s talking about are flame retardants, which she has found in the dust of every one of the several hundred homes she’s tested. The chemicals come into our houses via treated furniture, electronics, and insulation. Over time they accumulate in our dust. And in our bodies. Virtually all Americans have flame retardants in their blood, and at much higher levels than people in other countries.”
So how can we minimize our exposure at home, until these toxic ingredients are removed from everyday products and materials?
How Can We Lay Them to Rest?
Why aren’t we being protected from pollution, radiation and junk or GMO foods?
Why is there still a “controversy” mentioned in any mainstream media article about MCS/ES?
Why are corporations getting their way so often despite causing harm?
Here are more articles that add to what I shared in Are There Any Doubts?
Many thanks to Colin Woodard and The Portland Press Herald for this enlightening series:
By Colin Woodard
THE SERIES DAY TO DAY
SUNDAY: For two years, public servant Patricia Aho has overseen Maine’s environmental protection. But whom does she really serve? Our seven-month investigation points to her former corporate clients.
MONDAY: Led by a former chemical industry lobbyist, the Maine DEP has stalled efforts to regulate substances that are potentially harmful to children and to the development of unborn fetuses.
TUESDAY: So-called “product stewardship” regulations – even recycling efforts with industry and bipartisan support – find staunch resistance at the Maine DEP, where a former corporate lobbyist has taken the helm.
Posted in Chemicals, Child Health, Environment, Environmental Health, Policy, Public Health
Tagged atrazine, change, flame retardants, henhouse, industry government ties, MCS, MCS/ES, politics, science, WHO