To prevent cancer, start from your home!
According to WHO, only 5-10% of all cancers are due to genetic defects, at least 90% of all cancer is attributable to lifestyle and environmental factors (1). The Eco Com recommends using 100% natural household products as one step that can help reduce your lifetime cancer risk.
Although it's difficult to avoid gene defects, you can definitely prevent the lifestyle and environmental factors. The important lifestyle factors include avoiding tobacco, alcohol and breathing in clean air and food. Other environmental factors include interaction with carcinogenic contaminants such as dioxins, formaldehyde, fire retardants and pesticides.
Clothing, bed sheets and blankets have direct contact with your skin many hours a day. If they are made of 100% organic cotton or bamboo, then you will be safe from GMOs, chemicals, pesticides, bleach, dyes, dioxin and formaldehyde. There are more than 85,000 synthetic chemicals being used today. Therefore we have to safely choose what we expose ourselves and our family to.
Studies show that chemicals can cause a lot of other health issues as well, such as memory loss, headaches, aches, muscle pain, insomnia, immune disruption. Using The Eco Com's 100% certified organic cotton clothing and blankets can reduce your daily contact with these poisons.
Natural Household Products
Other household products that are not too obvious are also potentially affecting your health. For example, essential oils (if you use), furniture, products you use during renovation, candles, cleaners and laundry detergent. Make sure they do not contain any chemicals.
Acute exposure to pesticides can lead to death or serious illness (2). Let's make the right decision for others and our own wellness by determining how you interact with your surroundings.
(1) Source: Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
(2) Public health impact of pesticides used in agriculture. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1990.