A Million Trees

Take the Body Burden Test and Change One Thing Today

You know I’m remembering the movie “Children of Men” lately.  It was a bit edgy but plausible I thought – all the humans are infertile until one woman becomes pregnant.  It’s a mad dash to save the mother and the child. 

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is bringing public awareness to a problem that is making my head spin.  The chemical load that is burdening our bodies  – in our bones, brains, muscle and organs.  Do I really want to know this? 

You bet I do and I’m going to do everything I can to minimize the amount of toxins I’m putting into my body and in my home.  I’m past child bearing years but listen up all you couples that are hoping to conceive – do what you can to get the chemicals out of your home.

First, I found an online quiz to simulate my body burden score.  Go ahead and see what your Test reveals.   OK, so now you’ve taken the test and have an idea what you can actually change and the things that may be just plain out of our control.  So let’s focus on one thing today that we can change – are you with me? 

Oprah featured non-toxic home care products on her Earth Day show this year – take a minute to see her feature for going green and toxin free   I am using these cleaners and they’re just plain fun to use – GetClean . Go ahead and try them – and send your toxic household cleaners to the hazardous waste site.  Yes – that’s what I said.  The US government considers common household cleaners as hazardous waste.  You can see what chemicals you are spreading around your home – on the floor, table, dishes, in the air you breath by visiting  NIH .

So now you have the knowledge and knowledge is consumer power.  Get the toxins out of your home and the cool thing about the Get Clean products is – they are made by the first company President Bill Clinton recognized back in 2000 as Carbon Neutral.  The first company – ever to be Carbon Neutral. 

So this is the first of many changes I’ll be challenging you to make in the coming days.  Stay tuned and let me know if you are ready to accept the “Body Burden” challenge.

Please forward this to everyone you know – let’s make a difference – one person at a time.

Body Burden Testing continued

When my daughter Stephany was 5 months old – a crop dusting plane came out of the blue sky unannounced over our home one day.  It flew back and forth past my daughters open bedroom window spraying pesticides as it went.  It was hot, we had no air conditioning and as a young mother I had no idea nor had I been warned about the damage pesticides could do to my baby. 

The next day my husband and I watched as her eyes darted back and forth  in her head, her body became limp as a rag doll and frothy saliva flowed from one side of her mouth.  We thought we were loosing her – we rushed her to the hospital where we heard her shreek in pain as they did a spinal tap among other testing.  I’ll never forget that day.  They couldn’t determine the cause of her convulsive trauma but today I know what caused it – pesticides from that plane.

Fast forward to recent years – I used cleaners to scrub my bathtub that would take my breath away and make me sick for 3 days afterward.  If I cleaned my oven – I’d be incapacitated for days so other family members would have to clean it for me.  My daughter Stephany was developing increased sensitivities to retail cleaning products also but she continued using them through the births of both her sons.  My daughter Dawn has ADD which is being directly linked to household cleaners now.  She is especially vulnerable toxic carpet cleaning shampoos and chemicals.

They have found in Washington State that if children eat organic foods and are not expsoed to pesticides in the home (anybody using the Orkin Man out there) – they have significantly lower body burden test results than other children.

I found Shaklee Get Clean concentrated cleaners because I was concerned about making changes to reduce global warming.  A coworker had told me they are environmentally safe for the planet and non-toxic for his family. We used them and found we have health benefits along with eliminating 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and 248 pounds of greenhouse gases. They don’t make us sick – period – and H2 is Green Seal Certified so I know it’s not going to add to our already chemically burdened bodies.

A member can purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit  for about $150 and it is the equivalent of $3400 of retail home care products.  It’s a no brainer really – and they’ve been  3rd party tested and proven to outperform products like Spray and Wash, Shout, Pledge Wipes, All, Windex to name a few.  Oprah uses them in her home and studio and raved about them on a show in May of this year.  Leonardo Decaprio’s “11th Hour” , etc etc.  You can order the kit at : http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth/prodHou .  You’ll find that most of your retail cleaners are classified as hazardous materials.  You’ll find a government link at my blog where you can look up your brand name household product,  so check with your local services how you can dispose of them.  Get them out of your house and stop breathing in chemicals.  Cancel your Orkin contract while you’re at it.

CNN and Body Burden Testing

Anderson Cooper has completed a piece about chemical exposures and what it is doing to our bodies – but even more importantly – what it’s doing to our children.
Please forward this on to everyone you know with children – please get the word out.     Check out my blog for a series of writings on taking the Body Burden Challenge to find out easy ways you can reduce your body burden scores and keep you, your home and the planet safe. 

While you’re there, please check out our website to order non-toxic and environmentally safe products. Find out why Oprah has had Shaklee on her show 3 times this year supporting the company and it’s safe products.
Also, watch what Oprah and Roger Barnett had to say this year in honor of Green Day…OprahEarthDay2007


Warm Regards,

 Angie Silberberger

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