April 9, 2012
Almost half of Canadian women (40 per cent) are expected to develop cancer over their lifetimes — reason number one to join the Queen of Green's Spring Breakup to end your toxic relationships with cleaners!
It's a parting you'll remember fondly. And I'm here to help.
Fact: An estimated one out of every four Canadians is expected to die from cancer— this country's leading cause of premature death. Yet, 50 to 75 per cent of cancers are preventable.
Did you know that many doctors and cancer treatment centres, like Inspire Health, tell patients to rid their homes of conventional cleaning products once they've been diagnosed with the big "c"?
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Why wait for illness before reducing your exposure to known or potential cancer-causing chemicals (and those that disrupt or mimic hormones like estrogen)?
Speaking of estrogen, pregnant women are given similar advice on blogs, websites and in mommy mags when it comes to home cleaners. But why wait to get knocked up before making your home healthy and safe?
Most home cleaning can be accomplished with ingredients safe enough to eat — baking soda, olive oil, white vinegar, salt, and lemons. When I realized that many common household cleaning products are made with chemicals classified as toxic or hazardous — to our health and the planet's — I made the switch. I prefer my hormones undisrupted, thank you very much.