Saturday, January 26, 2013

Soapbox Saturday - Cancer Causing Chemicals in Everyday Products

This is totally out of character for me, but I read an article today that got my blood boiling!

Tide is agreeing to remove cancer causing chemicals from CERTAIN products....Excuse me, agreeing? (only after 80,000 people signed a petition it still took them a year to agree!)

Now, don't get me wrong, that's a great victory, but why in the world is it acceptable to put cancer causing chemicals in your product and sell that to the masses?!?! (plus they don't even put it on the label for consumers to know about, blech!)

I also read an article once that said scientists can tell what detergent you use from urine samples...yup, it seeps into your skin from your clothes and into your blood stream. From there these chemicals can wreak havoc on your body!! Asthma, skin irritation, eczema, rashes, headaches/migraines, etc etc.

This is yet another reason I switched to Shaklee 2 years ago. I have gotten to know the company and their standards are WAAAAY above this. They won't even make a product if the ingredients are tested to be tainted in anyway. They test everything and for that I am grateful. Sure it can be a pain when a product is temporarily unavailable, but I know they have my health and safety in mind.

It still baffles me how this kind of chemical laden product is everywhere, it's not just laundry detergent, it's your baby's shampoo, your window cleaner, your toilet cleaner, your air freshener, your deodorant (did you know almost all breast cancer biopsy have parabens in them - a common ingredient in almost all deodorants!!), your makeup. Almost everything now a days is laden with chemicals because it's cheaper to manufacture artificial ingredients than it is to source and derive natural -and safe- ingredients.

I won't be going back to store bought products anytime soon. I can't trust a company that thinks more of their bottom dollar than the health of their customers. 

Shaklee all the way!!   

ok, I'll get down off my soapbox now. haha. All opinions are mine and only mine. I don't judge you the consumer, I just don't like companies that choose to do business in the way Tide and most others do. I just wish to educate people that if they choose, there are alternatives out there. Oh and Shaklee products work. End of story. 

If you have any questions about Shaklee feel free to ask!

Have a fabulous Saturday and a great weekend!!


  1. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I understand the importance of eliminating harmful substances in diet and household items. On the other, I feel like I have too much to worry about already and don't want to take the time and effort to find new brands of everything and cook everything from scratch bought only at health food stores. And convince hubby of all this too. That's the hardest part. I don't feel like it's realistic for my family. I try my best with the most obvious and easy things: breastfeeding instead of formula, buying all natural foods as much as possible and limiting Caden's consumption of food that is not, etc.

  2. This is so insightful! I am shocked that scientists can tell the detergent by urine samples! Thanks for sharing :)


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