I see it everywhere I go. Children behaving badly and I mean really bad. Maybe it’s because I am getting older, but there seems to be an increase in the number of children acting out.
Now, don’t misunderstand me, I know there are countless reasons to what I see as every child acts out now and then and I agree. Mine sure does!
I also understand that there are more special needs children such as those with Autism. I think there is a correlation with the rise of those numbers as well.
I also know that some parenting experts would say it’s due to a lack of parental discipline, too much exposure to violence, too much screen time with computes, phones and TV, etc.
To all of that I say, agree, agree, agree.
But I also know there is another cause – the amounts of household toxins have risen.
From perfumy laundry detergents and fabric softeners to household cleaners, to scented fabric sprays, children are much more exposed to dangerous chemicals in the home and school than ever before.
If you don’t think this is a problem, think again.
According to a report to Congress, the Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) stated, “Indoor air pollution is one of the most important environmental health problems.”
Most homes have airborne concentrations of toxic chemicals 2-5 times higher than the air outdoors!
That is really scary as our children spend a great deal of time indoors in school and with the colder temperatures keeping them indoors.
Behaviors seem to be a symptom of this toxicity. Many studies have shown when certain cleaning chemicals are introduced, children’s behaviors change.
One study observed young children playing in a room where scientists observed via a 2 way mirror. The children were playing well with adult driven activities such as playing games, name writing, number writing and reading. Then a bottle of a popular pine smelling cleaner was brought into the room. The bottle was put up out of reach and just the lid removed so that the cleaner’s odor would slowly enter the room. Within ten minutes the scientists observed dramatic changes in the personalities of the children – crying, fighting, some children were writing their numbers backwards, others showing signs of dyslexia and others acting out.
When the bottle of pine smelling cleaner was removed and fresh air allowed into the room, the scientists observed the children slowly calming down and returning to pre-exposure behaviors. Hmmm.
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Listen to this:
“Of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders.” – Consumer Product Safety Commission
“More children under four die of accidental poisonings at home than are accidently killed with guns at home.” – National Safety Council
What really gets me are quotes like these are said to high ranking government officials and committees along with detailed reports and studies provided. What really bothers me is that nothing is being done about it!
It is truly up to us as parents to protect our children from these very dangerous toxins.
Do you know a child who seems to be worse than normal when it comes to behavior? Do you think those behaviors could be linked to chemicals? Would it be worth a try to use safer products for 30 days and see if that child’s behavior would improve?
Did you ever stop to consider that you are slowly poisoning your children? Does this sound like a harsh question to you?
Think about this for a moment: You have a small toddler. You are a good parent, you keep your cleaning supplies up out of reach. Why? They’re dangerous you say.
You also only clean after your baby has gone to bed. Why? Because they’re dangerous you say.
You never would let your toddler handle bleach or any other toxic chemical. Why? They’re dangerous you say.
Then why are you spraying them around the very same floors they crawl on, the very same windows they love to “kiss”, the very same cute, cuddly clothes and blankets they snuggle in?
What you clean with and what you use to clean your clothes plays a big part in the health of your children. There is absolutely no reason to feel forced to use these chemicals.
There are better alternatives!
This is why I choose Shaklee. They are safe, they work and they are even cheaper to use than the toxic national brands!
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