For twenty-five years, Norwex has helped homes across the world become truly clean through our Mission of radically reducing chemicals.
Chemicals can do more harm than good. No one should have to choose between healthy products and products that work.
Living well is everyone’s right—free from harmful air pollution and chemicals in the products we use, wear and consume.
Education inspires people to make healthy choices. When people know better, they can choose better.
A small, conscious choice can lead to real impact. We can show you a healthier way to clean, live and help protect our planet.
Never underestimate your power to make a difference. Good choices add up, and together, we can create a cleaner, healthier world for all families for generations to come.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Healthier Homes Worldwide

This is information provided by Norwex, regarding Healthier Homes Worldwide.

  • 150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders [Source: Consumer Protection Agency (CPA)]
  • Of the chemicals found in personal care products: 884 are toxic, 146 cause tumors, 218 cause reproductive complications, 778 cause acute toxicity, 314 cause biological mutations, 376 cause skin and eye irritations [Source: United States House of Representatives Report, 1989]
  • Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home [Source: 17- year EPA study]
  • Asthma was once a very rare disease. Now the condition is extremely common, the asthma rate has tripled in the last 20 years with nearly 30 million Americans currently afflicted [Source: Consumer Federation of America, 1997]
  • Leukemia, brain cancer, and other childhood cancers have increased by more than 20% since 1975 [Source:  America’s Children and the Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2008]
  • 3 groups of people are primarily affected by indoor chemical concentrations because they spend more time indoors and their immune systems are weaker. The 3 groups are: Infants and toddlers, Chronically ill, Elderly [Source: 1988 EPA, 5-year study]
  • The New England Journal of Medicine reports that environmental factors-including toxic chemicals- not heredity, play the principal role in causing cancer  
  • As much as 90% of childhood cancer may be explained by environmental exposures [Source: http://www.saferstates.com/toxics_in_our_lives/ ]
  • Male reproductive health has declined since the 1990s, according to a growing number of reports citing evidence of decreased sperm count and quality, birth defects and increasing prostate cancers.  Many scientists believe this trend is due to exposure of chemicals that mimic hormones during fetal and childhood development  
  • 40% of contaminants are brought in from outside your home, and the first 4 footsteps deposit 85% of those contaminants 
  • 3X the amount of PBDE in toddlers than mothers [Source: http://www.ewg.org/news/news-releases/2008/09/04/young-children-us-among-world%E2%80%99s-most-polluted-fire-retardants]

What does this say to you? How can you help make a difference in your own home?

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