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Friday, April 6, 2012

April 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to our Celebrating Earth Day April 2012 Newsletter!
 
Shaklee has always celebrated Earth Day everyday and we are always excited to share how much the Environment means to us.

Home should be the safest, healthiest place in the whole world. But, today’s insulated air-tight homes are filled with chemicals that have never been tested for human toxicity - in the air, the walls, carpets, and in the household cleaners, which can carry some pretty scary warning labels.

Below is some information on how cleaning products affect you, your children and your environment. See how these products affect you, what the EPA and what pediatricians have to say.


·         81,000 chemicals have been registered with the EPA in the past 30 years and fewer than 20% have been tested for toxicity.
·         90% of all poison exposures occur in the home.
·         90% of our time is spent indoors. EPA reports that air pollution is up to 5 times higher inside than outside.
·         EPA studies have shown that elevated concentration of household chemicals persist in the air. Long term exposure to chemicals inside our homes may be harmful to us and our families.
·         One out of every 13 children have asthma.
·         Common household cleaners give off fumes that can increase the risk of children developing asthma.
·         The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year.

What’s in your cleaners?


Sodium Hydroxide
 – Inhalation is immediately irritating to the respiratory tract. Contact can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth and throat. Can cause liver and kidney damage.
 
May be found in:
 
·         Dishwashing liquids
·         Laundry products
·         Oven cleaners
·         Scouring cleansers
·         Tub & tile cleaners

Hydrochloric Acid
 – Can cause severe damage to the skin. Can be harmful to health if inhaled. Can be fatal if swallowed.
 
May be found in:
 
·         Odor eliminators
·         Toilet bowl cleaners

Butyl Cellosolve
 – Can cause irritation and tissue damage from inhalation. A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the acute exposure limit.
 
May be found in:
 
·         All purpose cleaners
·         Cleaning wipes
·         Degreasers
·         Floor polish
·         Rug shampoos
·         Toilet bowl cleaners
·         Tub & tile cleaners
·         Window cleaners

“We are conducting a vast toxicologic experiment in our society, in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subject.”

~Dr. Herbert Needleman
Pediatrician and professor at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Get Clean® gives you cleaning choices that are nontoxic and natural and do not contain any of these harmful ingredients:
·         Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
·         Kerosene
·         Phenol
·         Cresol
·         Lye
·         Hydrochloric acid
·         Sulfuric acid
·         Sulfamic acid
·         Petroleum distillates
·         Ammonia
·         Sodium hydroxide
·         Butyl cellosolve
·         Phosphoric acid
·         Formaldehyde
·         Chlorine bleach
·         Morpholine

We believe cleaning house shouldn’t involve dirtying the earth.

Earth-Friendly Product Choices
·         Sustainable ingredients from natural sources
·         Biodegradable surfactants
·         Recyclable packaging
·         Recyclable wipes
·         Recyclable dryer sheets
·         No chlorine bleach
·         No phosphates
·         No nitrates
·         No borates
·         No volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
·         Shaklee does not test
   on animals

For more than 50 years Shaklee has created products that improve the health of people and the planet.

Get Clean® products offer solutions that are not only safe, but powerful. We worked with an outside independent testing lab to conduct performance tests with major brands and found that Get Clean performs as well or better than over 20 competing brands.

Watch this short video and see why concentrated Get Clean products are a real value, for your home, your health, the planet, and your wallet.

 
Get Clean Starter Kit saves you money and saves the environment!

You would need to spend over $3,400 to get the same cleaning power from major name brands!*

  • 60 Bottles of Fantastik®, 32 oz.
  •  32 Bottles of Mop ‘n Glo®, 32 oz.
  •  728 Bottles of Windex®, 26 oz.
  •  1 Bottle of Woolite®, 50 oz.
  •  1 Container of Clorox® Wipes
  •  1 Bottle of Soft Scrub®
  •  2.5 Boxes of Cascade®, 45 oz.
  •  2 Boxes of Tide®, 50 oz.
  •  3 Bottles of Downy®, 20 oz.
  •  1 Box of Bounce®
And the cost of a Get Clean Starter Kit is a fraction of what these toxic products cost!

                                                         
Get Clean

Smart for your wallet
Smart for your family
Smart for the planet

When it comes to pollution, we are all either part of the problem or part of the solution.
What part do you want to play?

Contact us today for more information or to get your safe products today.

To Your Good Health,

Julie

www.tobehealthy.myshaklee.com

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