We often think that going toxic free is all about foods.

Thousands of chemicals are introduced in to our food and environment every year and most are not tested for safety. Babies are born ‘pre-polluted’ and cancer and chronic illness rates are sky rocketing. If you are eating organic to eliminate pesticides, additives & preservative, then you are on the right track.

But have you cast your net wide enough?  There are so many other ways in life that you can reduce your body burden. What industry do you work in, play in or touch in your every day activities. It is interesting to consider … how many small changes could you make that would all add up to a huge impact in reducing your families toxic exposure?

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Air

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Acetone
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methylene
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Methylene chloride
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Xylene

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Beauty - Hair

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Animal Derived Ingredient (cosmetics)
  • BHA/BHT (Cosmetics)
  • Coal Tar Dyes (cosmetics)
  • Contaminated Lanolin (cosmetics)
  • Heavy Metals (Lip products, eyeliner, nail colour, foundations, eye shadows, blush, concealer, moisturizers, eye drops)

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Building Industry

Chemicals typically found in this industry

  • Chlorinated Plastic/Phthalates (PVC, CPE, CPVC,plumbing,electrical)
  • Heavy Metals (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Nickel, Copper)
  • VOC – Synthetic Source (Volatile Organic Compound)
  • CCA Chromated Copper Arsenate (wood preservative- decki
  • Coal Tar Dyes (Paving & roads)
  • Dioxane (Paint strippers, greases,vanishes)
  • Formaldehyde (carpet and rug cleaners, disinfectants, dish washing liquids, and floor cleaner and polish)

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Dentistry

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Analog X-ray Free (use of digital xrays)
  • Floride free,
  • Heavy Metals Free (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Nickel, Copper)

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Food/Cooking

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Food Additive (processed foods
  • Food Flavouring (processed foods)
  • Preservatives (processed foods)
  • Aluminium (cookware/flour)

  • Ammonia (warehousing grapefruit/lemons/oranges, refrigerant)

  • Antibiotics

  • Artificial Sweetners

  • BPA (canned food liners/canning jar lids/Pizza boxes/blenders/alcohol)

  • Bleach (artifical sweetners)

  • Brominated Vegetable Oil – BVO (Soda)

  • BHA/BHT (Preservatives)

  • Caffeine (coffee,soda,chocolate,ice cream,energy drinks,breath fresheners,oatmeal,beef jerky

  • CCA Chromated Copper Arsenate (wood preservative- vinyards)

  • Coal Tar Dyes (colouring)

  • Dioxane (food additives,vine-ripen tomatos)

  • GMO (canola, soybean, corn, animal feed, potatos, rice, sugarbeet)

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (processed foods & beverages)

  • Hormone (Meat production)

 

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Gardening

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • BPA
  • Heavy metals, cadmium, antimony, lead
  • Phthalates
  • Flame retardants
  • Pesticide, insecticides

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Information Technology/WWW

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • EMF – electromagnetic fields
  • Heavy metals, lead, mercury, berylium
  • Phthalates
  • Flame retardants
  • Organotins

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Packaging

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Perfluorooctanoic Acid  -PFOA,
  • Azodicarbonamide

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Textile

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Artificial/Synthetic Colour
  • Dye  (FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Semi-VOC & (SVOC)-Synthetic Source

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Water

Chemicals typically found in this industry/sector

  • Acid
  • Chlorine
  • Chloramine
  • Flouride
  • Heavy Metals  (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Nickel, Copper)
  • Sodium

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