THE TOXIC TRUTH

TRUTH IS POWER!

There was a time not that long ago that I didn’t really think about what ingredients were in my personal, household or food products.  I figured if they were manufactured and distributed by reputable companies, they must be safe.  Right?  Who has time to read and decipher the long list of ingredients?

Maybe that is exactly how you feel today!

The first time I paid attention to the impact of toxins in the products we use every single day was during an introduction to essential oils class.  It was shared that during my generation, the average woman is exposed to more toxins in one day compared to what her grandmother was exposed to in a lifetime.  That statement alone was enough to stop me in my tracks and make me take note of the products I was using.  Even more important to me was the amount of toxic chemicals my children and grandchildren were exposed to day after day.

When we know better, we do better!

It has been estimated that by the time the average woman heads out the door, she has applied at a bare minimum 80 different chemicals from 12 different products for face, hair and body.

Check out just a few of the non-toxic options we have with Young Living!

THE TOXIC TEN

Here's Our Wake Up Call

  1.  10% of disease is genetic- the rest is caused by environmental exposure!!! MEANING- 80 to 90% we are in control of.

  2. 65,000 to 100,000 Chemicals on the market were grandfathered in thru the Toxic Substance Act of 1976. None have been tested for residual effects on the body or interactions with each other. Most were created during the industrial advent as new inventions and out of “convenience” it was easier to grandfather them in as acceptable for use without proper testing.

  3. 1,300 Toxins have been banned from the European Union and ONLY 11 are banned in the United States.

  4. Toxic Labeling is only required if 50% of the animals tested die during the testing process.

  5. 3,163 Toxins are hidden under the word “FRAGRANCE” on a label and not disclosed.

  6. Women on average poison themselves 80 times per day before 8 AM.

  7. The average baby is born with approximately 280 toxins in their umbilical cord blood.

  8. 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the body. For children that rate is even higher. Think of your skin as a tongue. If we would not put it in our mouth, we should NOT put it on our skin.

  9. Childhood cancers have increased 27% since 1975 in children under 19. That is due to genetic breakdown. The chemicals and toxins are breaking genetics down and studies have shown that if simple changes are made to cut toxins from our everyday life, it can have a positive affect in the DNA for the next 3 generations.

  10.  The Home is the #1 Place of Toxicity! Women that work from home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those that work outside of the home. Studies show this is due to chemical cleaning products, fragrances and overall air quality.
More Is at Stake Than You Realize

Toxins Can Damage DNA for Three Generations!

Changes we make TODAY can benefit our great grandchildren and beyond.

New research argues that exposure to chemicals could cause diseases three generations
later in offspring who were never exposed to the chemicals themselves!

 

Multiple diseases were even more prevalent in the third generation than in the second.

 


The great-great-grandchildren of a woman exposed to chemicals may still be suffering the consequences!

The Human Experiment (2013)

Taking on the world of unregulated chemicals in the US is not a small job!  But this documentary narrated by Sean Penn dives right in noting that thousands of chemical in everyday products have not been tested and are considered innocent until proven guilty.  Some have criticized the film as relying more on emotions than proven facts, and much has happened since its release in 2013, including last year’s Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which in theory gives the EPA more room to test and control chemicals.  Only time and studies will tell.

For a trailer to this film, click on the image above or go here:

https://youtu.be/3crXxGSemv4

Stink! (2015)

Have you ever opened a new product and wondered what on earth that smell was all about?  Filmmaker Jon Whelan certainly did and his efforts to get answers about the makeup of everyday products and fragrances as well as the many stone walls he encounters make for an entertaining documentary.

For a trailer to this film, click on the image above or go here:

https://youtu.be/Jq5t0GAtw7A

Our Chemical Lives (2015)

The half-hour documentary brief is available on YouTube.  It chronicles the rise of household chemicals after World War II, while exposing the possible dangers associated with our daily interactions with chemicals.  It starts in the womb and in many cases it’s impossible to avoid exposure.  But this film provides some tips and tricks to make our lives less chemical. 

FREE VIEWING AT:

https://youtu.be/16bcXOZmLqs

The C Word (2016)

If you want a documentary that will make you laugh, cry and shake your head in astonishment, it’s this documentary!!  The C Word is cancer, naturally, and the film follows the stories of cancer survivor and film maker Meghan O’Hara as well as french neuro-scientist Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, who uses scientific data and personal experience to show how the four pillars of nutrition, exercise, eliminating toxins and stress management can help prevent the onset or spread or spread of cancer.  It also exposes the medical system’s failure to embrace preventive measures, opting instead for expensive treatments and medications.  

For a trailer to this film, click on the image above or go here:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thecword

Chemerical (2009)

Watch this documentary to learn more about the chemicals in household cleaners, how they affect indoor air quality and turn a supposedly safe environment -the home- into a toxic one.  Take a look at your own cleaning practices, maybe this film’s tips will make it easier to switch to healthier products.

For a trailer to this film, click on the image above or go here:

 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/chemerical/112837150 

Toxic Soup (2010)

This documentary takes a broader look at everyday Americans as they are fighting to keep their air, blood and water safe from pollution.  It’s about toxic chemicals in the water, the dangers of industrial chemical accidents, radioactive oil fields and the politics of pollution.  According to the CDC, 148 industrial chemicals lurk in the blood of the average American.  GULP!!

For a trailer to this film, click the image above or go here:

https://youtu.be/16bcXOZmLqs https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1529347/videoplayer/vi2739117337?ref_=tt_ov_vi