The Microwave Oven

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  • A microwave is a form of non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation changes the electromagnetic nature of atoms, or ionizes them. This alters the way they interact with other atoms and molecules around them. X-rays, gamma radiation, and nuclear medicine (CT scans, barium swallows, and mammograms) are types of ionizing radiation. Your food is being zapped by high-frequency waves of heat, and some people argue that this radiation can be harmful to your health. 

 

  • Many microwavable foods are processed and in packaging that contains an assortment of chemicals. Chemicals found in many of these containers include benzene, toluene, polyethylene terpthalate (PET), xylene, and dioxins (known carcinogens). At high temperatures, it is likely that chemicals can absorb into the food, and intake of these chemicals presents a high health risk.

 

  • Food loses most of its nutrients whenever you microwave, boil or fry it. 

Fluoride

  • Fluoride is a toxic industrial waste product, which may also be contaminated with lead, arsenic, radionucleotides, aluminum and other industrial contaminants. The fluoride added to municipal water supplies is not pharmaceutical grade.

 

  • Twenty-three studies from four countries indicate that even moderate exposure to fluoride lowers IQ.

  • The daily dose of fluoride recommended by the American Dental Association results in the same level of fluoride in your blood shown to cause an 8-point drop in IQ.

 

  • Poison control should be called if you swallow a quarter milligram of fluoride from toothpaste. Meanwhile just ONE glass of water can contain this amount of fluoride.

 

  • To remain within "safe" limits, you'd have to use such a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste that one tube would last you several years.

 

Deodorants & Antiperspirants 

Fabric Softeners & Dryer Sheets

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  •  Whats coming out of your dryer vents? 

Seven hazardous air pollutants and 25 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some of these, including acetaldehyde and benzene, are not safe at any level. (These are also pollutants that commonly spew out of vehicle tailpipes.) 

  • Acetaldehyde is a common ingredient used in fake fragrance blends. It’s “potentially carcinogenic to humans” and adversely impacts the kidneys, nervous and respiratory systems.

  

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/dangers-of-deodorant/

Here are some reasons why you shouldn't be using store bought deodorants or antiperspirants.

 

  • They contain toxic chemicals, which pose to serious health concern. 

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 the chemicals found in deodorants and antiperspirants are known endocrine disruptors – such as a class of substances called parabens (listed under the names butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben).

 

These preservatives prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast, but research shows they negatively impact the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects.

 

  • Carcinogens 

Aluminum compounds (like aluminum chlorohydrate) are used in deodorants to block the sweat ducts. They have been found to mimic estrogen, which promotes growth of breast cancer cells.

 

  • Despite being registered as a pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency, an antibacterial agent called triclosan is commonly found in deodorants (and several soaps and other personal care products). 

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  • Triclosan is flagged as a risk to both human health and the environment, and animal studies have shown it alters hormone regulation and contributes to antibiotic resistant bacteria. Research has also linked triclosan with allergies, weight gain, inflammatory responses and thyroid dysfunction, and there are concerns it may interfere with fetal development in pregnant women.

 

SWEATING IS HEALTHY

 

Sweating is a natural and vital process that helps the body stay cool and eliminate toxins. It also supports proper immune function, prevents diseases related to toxic overload, kills certain viruses and bacteria and cleans the skin’s pores, reducing blackheads and acne.

 

After all, we’re born with between two million and four million sweat glands for a reason! 

 

Read the full article here >> http://www.naturallivingideas.com/dangers-of-deodorant/ 

 

Also, you can find natural homemade recipes to make your own deodorant: at the bottom of the page, to that link.