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Published on: January 26, 2011 |

10 Facts You Should Know About Your Home By: YourWebMom
10 Facts You MUST Know About Your Home
 
FACT #1
Toxic chemicals found in homes are, on average three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor airborne pollutants. (Source: Environmental Protection Agency Report to Congress.)
 
FACT #2
            According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission study, “Of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 chemicals have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders.” (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
 
FACT #3
            The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products and found 884 of them to be toxic, some even caused mutigenic changes. (Source: National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health)
 
FACT #4
            50% of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality – (State of Massachusetts Study)
 
FACT #5
The United States of America Federal Code of Regulations exempts manufacturers from full labeling of products if used for personal, family or household care.      (Source: USA FCR: Section 1910.1200C, Title 29, Section 1500.82 2Q1A)
 
FACT #6
In 1901, cancer was rare: 1 out of 8,000. Since the Industrial Revolution, the cancer rate today has risen to 1 in 3 and by the year 2005, it will be 1 in 2.
(Source: The American Cancer Society)
FACT #7
   One study found that women who work from home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home due to daily exposure to hazardous chemicals found in ordinary household products. (Source: 15-year EPA study)
 
FACT #8
   Cancer is now the #2 killer of children - second only to accidental poisonings. Since 1977 the rate of cancer among American children has been steadily rising at a rate of nearly 1% each year. (Source: National Cancer Institute)
 
FACT #9 o
In one decade, there has been a 400% increase in asthma, 1 in 5 are suffering from it  (29% for men, 82% for women). The higher rate for women is believed to be due to women's longer exposure times to household chemicals.  (Source: Center for Disease Control)

FACT #10
   Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in adults and children is also rising - in 1993, 4.5 million children were prescribed by their doctors the drug Ritalin so they could sit still long enough to learn. By 1998, 11.4 million children were being drugged with this powerful Class-2 narcotic.    (Source: Your Children and Ritalin, The Detroit News (March 8. 1998)

 
 
Comments
By: mortonpixie

Cancer #2 killer of children!?!  Did not know that.  Thanks YWM!