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In the past we have concentrated on the positive aspects of the natural organic program. Now it’s time to add to that message. We have become aware that many people don’t realize the danger of the toxic chemicals. This part of the blog will now highlight the bad stuff. Links with details will be given about these products (pesticides,fertilizers, and common products.) and we encourage your comments and input.

For a great majority of Americans who consume processed food, food additives are an ever-present component of the menu and one with serious health effects. In the United States as well as in Canada, aspartame - an artificial low-calorie sweetener - has been used as a food additive as early as 1981 after it was approved for use in dry goods. It was approved again in the US in 1983 for carbonated drinks. This approval came in the face of much opposition which has not seen any respite over the ensuing years despite the claims of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization that aspartame is safe for use.

Why aspartame is dangerous
75 percent of reported adverse reaction to food additives is attributed to aspartame. Of these reactions, many are serious and include seizures and death. A number of the 90 documented symptoms as reportedly caused by aspartame are headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, rashes, depression, irritability, insomnia, hearing loss, vision problems, loss of taste vertigo and memory los.

Those who study the adverse effects of aspartame report that the following medical conditions are triggered or worsened by aspartame: brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, mental retardation, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, lymphoma, birth defects, diabetes and fibromyalgia.

And that's not all -- according to Victoria Iness-Brown in her book "My Aspartame Experiment," aspartame is also addictive.

Learn more: ... z2N7aCc5Zk ... ducts.html ... phoma.html ... -risk.aspx

Protect Your Pets

EPA to Increase Restrictions on Flea and Tick Products Cautions consumers to use products with extra care

There are many EPA-registered pesticide products on the market today to treat your pets for fleas and ticks. When used according to label instructions and precautions, pet products can be very effective, but when misapplied or not used according to directions, your pets may be unnecessarily exposed to pesticides and could become ill. Protect your pets from pests and potential pesticide risks by following product label directions and understanding the precautions.

EPA is responsible for ensuring that all pesticides sold in the United States do not cause unreasonable risks when they are used according to label directions and precautions. Every EPA-registered pesticide product has an EPA registration number on its packaging. If evidence arises to challenge the safety of a registered pesticide product, EPA reviews scientific data and other information and takes action if necessary to reduce or eliminate the risks.

Outside hazards
Antifreeze that contains ethylene glycol has a sweet taste that attracts animals but is deadly if consumed in even small quantities; one teaspoon can kill a seven-pound cat. The HSUS recommends pet owners use a safe antifreeze in their vehicles. Look for antifreeze that contains propylene glycol, which is safe for animals if ingested in small amounts. Ethylene glycol can also be found in common household products like snow globes, so be sure to keep these things out the reach of animals.
Cocoa mulch contains ingredients that can be deadly to pets if ingested. The mulch, sold in garden supply stores, has a chocolate scent that is appetizing to some animals.
Chemicals used on lawns and gardens, such as fertilizer and plant food, can be easily accessible and fatal to a pet allowed in the yard unsupervised.
De-icing salts used to melt snow and ice are paw irritants that can be poisonous if licked off. Paws should be washed and dried as soon as the animal comes in from the snow. Other options include doggie boots with Velcro straps to protect Fido's feet, and making cats indoor pets.
Cans and garbage can pose a danger when cats or smaller dogs attempt to lick food from a disposed can, sometimes getting their head caught inside the can. To be sure this doesn't happen, squeeze the open end of the can closed before disposing.
Traps and poisons. Pest control companies frequently use glue traps, live traps and poisons to kill rodents. Even if you would never use such methods to eliminate rodents, your neighbor might. Dogs and cats can be poisoned if they eat a rodent who has been killed by poison (called secondary poisoning).

Household Products ... efault.asp ... -home.aspx

Diet Soda – Toxic and Dangerous
diet-soda-is-not-a-safe-alternative-to-regular-soda-t17561.html ... diet-soda/ ... ks-america ... habit.aspx


"[Sodium flouride] is obtained as a waste product from the superphosphate fertilizer industry containing other toxic contaminants . . . like arsenic, lead, and even traces of radioactive isotopes."

"Fluoride is a persistent and nondegradable poison that accumulates in soil, plants, wildlife, and humans." These quotes came from the following: ... ndards.pdf ... n/id/3131/ ... n/id/1277/ ... n/id/1824/ ... n/id/3255/

Over 100 Links on this site.

Following are some of the topics on Fluroide available to read at the above link.
Fluoride free water
Latest Fluoride News
Fluoride Poisoning - Adverse Health Effects
Fluoride: The Invisible Killer (the deadly science behind fluoride)
Infants Overdosed with Fluoride
The Fluoride Glut!
Europe Says "NO" to Fluoridated Water
Fluoride is a deadly poison, it even says so on your fluoridated toothpaste.
The Dangers Associated with Fluoride! (Dental fluorosis affects children the most.)
Parents Say "NO" to Fluoride in Milk
Stop Fluoride Poisoning
The Phosphate Fertilizer Industry: An Environmental Overview
Hundreds of Sources to Read about the Dangers of the Toxic Pollutant Fluoride
Why EPA's Headquarters Professionals' Union Opposes Fluoridation
Source of Fluoride Exposure: Data from Published Literature
Fluoride Dangers to the Thyroid
Fluoridation: A 50 Year Old Blunder and Cover-up
Fluoride is a deadly poison, it even says so on your fluoridated toothpaste.
Don't use regular toothpaste! ... art-risks/

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