Of all the Rooms in Your Home which do You Think is the Most Dangerous?
When you ask people that question, most say that it’s the kitchen but when you think of the danger zone in terms of health risks rather than injuries, the answer is actually, “The bathroom!”
Why? Well, many of the health challenges we face today are caused by inadequate nutrition and exposure to environmental toxins and the skin, the body’s largest organ, is like a sponge, soaking up whatever we put on it.
For this reason we need to pay as much attention to what we put onto our bodies as to what we put into them.
Modere currently AVOIDS more than 3000 commonly used ingredients because the are either not safe or their safety is unknown!
Modere have done the research and have chosen to avoid more than 3000 ingredients routinely used in the manufacture of personal care products – without sacrificing quality or performance. In fact, replacing certain ingredients has actually enhanced effectiveness. (You can find a list of some of the ones they avoid and the types of products they are in here.)
What was the First Product this Company Made?
Their first product was a shampoo and as the most dangerous room in the home is the Bathroom, a good way to start your new Live Clean life is with the Bathroom Collection
This Collection is a simple and convenient way to sample 10 of their best-selling personal care products. They deliver not just performance but also peace of mind with their safety-conscious formulas.
Body Lotion, 245ml
Mouth Rinse, 500ml
Conditioner, All Hair Types, 350ml
Shampoo, All Hair Types, 350ml
FREE Body Wash, 350ml
The Bathroom Collection by Modere enhances and improves your appearance with products designed to beautify, cleanse, and renew.
A Perfect Blend of Science and Nature. Effective Safe Economical
Until I found this company in 2000, I hated cleaning my teeth. The taste and texture of toothpaste caused an involuntary action in the back of my throat. (I’m sure you know which one I mean!)
Modere toothpaste is are not actually paste -it’s a light, clear gel. It contains an ingredient, harmless to us, which dissolves food film and destroys bacteria -not that there are a lot of those because there’s a lack of food film for them to eat.
At my last appointment, my Dentist remarked that my teeth were very clean. I answered that of course they were because I’d just cleaned them. I wouldn’t come with dirty teeth! His reply was, “No, I meant there is no plaque for me to remove. See you in 6 months.”
It has an ingredient which helps to re-mineralise the teeth, (mine haven’t been sensitive for years) and the mild clean taste is provided by the herb Mentha Piperita (peppermint) They contain no harsh abrasives or chemicals to damage the inside of the mouth or to be absorbed into the blood stream. One friend no longer suffers from mouth ulcers and another who had suffered burning sensation 24 hours a day, which the doctor and dentist could do nothing about, no longer has that problem. They are also value for money. It lasts me at least 3 months.
Below is a warning on a toothpaste I bought in the USA. It is a big seller here too but UK law does not require the warnings.
“If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”
Toothpaste is a poison???
Modere toothpaste needs no warnings because it is both effective and SAFE! This is important because the quickest route into the blood-steam is under the tongue.
Modere Mouth Rinse eliminates bacteria and is the perfect partner for the toothpaste because it too dissolves food film and removes mouth odours (e.g. onion breath). It is also gentle, causing us no harm because it contains no alcohol nor harsh chemicals. After thoroughly rinsing, don’t eat or drink for 15 minutes to allow it to continue working. It has other uses too. A few drops works better than cold water when you burn your arm on the oven door. It also removes beetroot and red wine stains from white cotton. I can supply a full list –just ask.
Modere has 2 shampoos, both mild and gentle but extremely effective. I’ve used the same shampoo since 2000 – no burn out! An All Purpose Shampoo and a Moistursing one.
I use a plunger in the shampoos because then I can control how much shampoo I am using so that I don’t waste any.
Many ladies have sparse hair due to an ingredient that Modere has never used – SLS. It corrodes the hair follicle so that instead of growing for 2 years, falling out for 3 months and then regrowing for 4 years, the hair grows slowly for 2 years and falls out before slowly regrowing for 2 years. The cumulative effect is a lack of hair.
I don’t have that problem. Despite my “advancing years” I have a full head of healthy hair.
All Purpose Conditioner is unusual. Do not rinse it off immediately. Leave for a few minutes because, unlike other conditioners, it does not coat the hair, it is absorbed by the hair shaft, moisturising and strengthening it. The shine comes from light which is reflected from its now smooth surface. In fact, I don’t rinse it off so it continues to protect my hair from the environment.
For those who like hand soap there is a cleansing bar. It is vegetable based so it contains no tallow. It exfoliates without damaging your skin and the scent is provided by natural essential oils.
Bath and Shower Gel
As its name suggests Modere Shower Gel is a gel so that it does not dry the skin. It leaves it soft and refreshed. It’s perfect in the shower, bath and for washing hands because it’s good for all skin types, sensitive and delicate skin. It is wonderful for babies and young children because it’s toxin free. I always dilute it into Foamers for ease of use in the bathroom and the kitchen.
I love the Bubble Bath. A couple of capfuls into running water provides luxurious relaxation and helps you sleep. It does the same for fractious babies too!!
It has a beautiful smell and once a week I treat myself to a long relaxing soak with a cup of coffee and a book!
This is a powerful deodorant with naturally deodorising herbs that keep you fresh without upsetting your skin’s respiration: coriander, sage, eucalyptus and aloe vera.
NB. this is not an anti-perspirant. Perspiration is the body’s way of getting rid of the toxins and other waste products which accumulate in the lymphatic system (the body’s sewage system.) The skin is our largest detox organ and when this function is interfered with, our health is adversely affected. It does not contain aluminium salts.
Men’s Care Collection
This Collection includes:
Men’s Shave Cream, 125ml
Men’s Post-Shave Balm, 75ml
Men’s Shampoo, 350ml
Men’s Hair Styling Cream, 100ml
FREE Men’s Body Wash, 350ml
With naturally-derived ingredients and a clean, pleasant scent, all men will enjoy a little bit of luxury – and the Body Wash comes for free when you buy this collection!
This is a new range and a friend’s father said his skin felt wonderful after using the Balm.
( Useful tip for men. Use the Exfoliatorfrom the Skin Care Range every few days to gently remove dead skin cells which act like “speed bumps” to the razor.)
How to avoid toxic chemicals at home that risk the health of you and your child.
In the modern world it’s normal to have a toxic body.
Over the last few years, ordinary people, that is non-scientists like you and me, have become increasingly aware of the dangers posed by man-made chemical ingredients in products we use every day at home.
Two TV programmes screened in the UK , “How Toxic are You?” and “How Toxic are Your Kids?” have enhanced this awareness here and I’m sure that similar programmes have been screened in other countries too.
I want to share with you what I’ve learnt about these dangers and what we can do to remove most of them.
The main cause of body toxicity is harmful ingredients in products we use every day
I don’t think it’s too much to ask that the products sold to us for use on ourselves, our children and our homes should be safe products!
I say that they should not contain dangerous ingredients, nor even potentially harmful ones, that can accumulate in our bodies.
Is the risk real?
A 15 year study showed that “women who worked at home had a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who had jobs elsewhere.”
In 1989 the US Dept of Occupational Safety and Health analysed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products such as toothpaste, bubble bath, cosmetics etc.
884 were toxic.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Of these:-
778 were acutely toxic
146 were carcinogenic
218 caused reproductive complications
314 caused biological mutations
376 caused eye and skin irritation
The number of chemicals used in everyday products increases yearly.
Most chemicals remain untested by Regulatory Bodies
The number of synthetic chemicals has been doubling every 7 or 8 years since the 1930s – far too many to test.
Users rely on manufacturers’ own Material Safety Data Sheets.
By 18 months, babies have the “safe lifetime levels” of chemicals in their blood
In 2003, the ContamiNATION study – ( World Wide Foundation) – found:-
Safe lifetime levels in the first 18 months of life
70 toxic chemicals in the blood of UK citizens
27 was the average number, with one poor man having 49
When they tested placentas and umbilical cords they found that babies were being born with as many as 20
A Royal Society study (UK) found that within 18 months they have accumulated the “safe lifetime levels”.
In December 2009 Dr. Mercola reported that the Environmental Working Group (USA) carried out tests on 10 randomly selected samples of umbilical cord blood.
9 tested positive for BPA (Bisphenol A) an industrial petrochemical which has been implicated in a lengthening list of chronic disorders, including cognitive and behavioural impairments, diabetes and obesity.
Air in the home can be up to 70 times more hazardous than the air outside
70 times more hazardous
“Most homes have airborne concentrations of hazardous and toxic chemicals 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outside. Some homes are 70 times higher!”(US Environmental Protection Agency 1989)
Household products release toxic vapours even when they are not being used. Our noses tell us where the washing powders and cleaning products are in the supermarket, don’t they??
Vapours released by body warmth from night clothes and bedding are breathed in and can cause asthma, especially in children because of their small size.
Then there’s the air fresheners. Do you know it takes at least 100 chemicals to make a “perfume”? The “perfume” blocks the receptors in the nose. That’s why we have products which periodically spray again.
So… DO they neutralise bed smells or not?
Have you ever read the warnings on the back? Nasty!
Fire retardant chemicals in carpets and soft furnishings are another hazard.
The Bathroom is more dangerous than the Kitchen
Bathroom is more dangerous
The skin is the quickest route for absorption of chemicals into the bloodstream – undiluted – hence nicotine and HRT patches.
The main ingredient used to make brake fluid and anti-freeze is the most frequently used foaming ingredient in toiletries which foam.
CAP (Consumer’s Association of Penang – Malaysia) published a booklet detailing the findings of their ground-breaking study to reveal “Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Cosmetics and Daily Use Products.”
CAP’s study was prompted by a 496% increase in the number of reported cancer cases which rose from 6,254 in 1970 to 37,294 in 1996 – during which time Malasian society was becoming “modernised” in the mould of Western Societies. Their death rate from cancer had risen to match ours in the UK – 103 a day!
These are some of the chemicals they named which are common ingredients in toiletries, cosmetics and skin careproducts.
You can find a comprehensive list of what products they are in and problems associated with them Here to check against the products in your home.
An added complication is Potentially Harmful chemicals. A lot of chemicals are safe UNTIL mixed with something else eg Triclosan and water = toxic dioxins (so why is Triclosan in toothpaste?) but the scary thing is that as tens of thousands have NEVER been tested, no-one knows whether they are safe or not.Be wary of products where ingredients are not listed on the product container.Also be aware that “natural”, “organic”, “herbal” does not necessarily mean SAFE because the base ingredients (the carriers) quite often aren’t.
Toothpaste warning label
Toothpaste warning label
This is on a tube of toothpaste I bought in the U.S.
It is a top seller in the UK too but it doesn’t carry the warning!
“Children under 6 years of age: Do not use unless directed by a dentist or a physician.”
Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional advice or contact a Poison Control Centre immediately.”
~~~~~ Toothpaste is poisonous?????
Personally. this makes me very angry.
The quickest way for us to absorb anything, is through the mouth.
Where do you put Angina pills? Under the tongue because they are absorbed in about 30 seconds!
Don’t you think children absorb toothpaste from under their tongues??
So how many exposures does your family have ?
Toiletries and cosmetics
When you count the number of toiletries and cosmetics a woman uses they add up to about 20 a day. If there are only 2 or 3 nasties in each product, it averages out at 50 a day – more than 18,000 every year.
Men now use moisturisers etc so their tally is now more than 6,000 a year.
Children are not far behind – about 5,000 a year – and we have to remember that their small size makes them extremely vulnerable.
Do your products pass the safety test?
Why not print off the ingredients listed above and check the labels on your favourite products?
If they fail the test you have a choice to make.
A) Do nothing.
B) Change your brand.
I can now hear you saying, “Yes, but I don’t have time to search and what about the ingredients not listed here? Are they safe?”
I felt the same way because I don’t have a degree in chemistry either.
Do you want some Good News now?
Just as not all natural substances are safe, not all man-made chemicals are harmful.
In fact, some are very beneficial.
The trick is knowing which is which.
Some time ago, someone I know told me about a company who Do know the difference.
So we can take out the guess work by transferring our current monthly spending on Personal Care, Skin Care, Cosmetics and Home Care to the company who, in 1987, pioneered the formulation, manufacture and distribution of products made only from effective ingredients known to be safe.
They currently avoid more than 3.000 commonly used ingredients because they are known to be harmful or they have a “question mark” over them.
They still work very closely with Dr. Samuel Epstein, founder and chairman of The Cancer Prevention Coalition and emeritus Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health.
He is an internationally recognised authority on avoidable causes of cancer, particularly – unknowing exposure to industrial carcinogens in consumer products such as food, cosmetics and toiletries. This is the only company he endorses.
This Safety-Conscious company is also endorsed Chris Woollams, founder of the charity CancerActive and Phillip Day of Credence.org
I have already transferred my spending to them. YOU can too.
You don’t have to go and find your products in the shops, pay Retail and carry them home.
You can order on-line, buying at Wholesale and they will be delivered to your door!
They are Effective, Safe, Economical.
Who is this Safety-Conscious Company?
They are called Modere
Based in Springfield, Utah, they operate in North America, UK/Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
Their mission began back in 1987 with the product concept – “products free from harmful ingredients” – then they looked for the best way to get them to people.
They currently have 13 powerful, unique product lines which provide our total health solution, using the Best of Science and the Best of Nature.
If you are eager to check out the products you can do so here.