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James Frazer

"Helping people with a PLAN B"

Boise, ID, USA
male, age 62
married, 3 children
Speaks: English
Joined Jun 30, 2010

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This article was forwarded to me. I don't know who did the research on these products and I don't doubt what the article is saying about cancer. The government has limited regulations on products used in our homes. Have you ever wondered what happened to the "Skull-and-Crossbones" that used to be on the labels certain cleaning products? I hope you are not surprised? Do some homework and find out for yourselves. The products listed below have not been in my home for over 24 years because there are safer alternatives.

Another aspect about the Top 12 Cancer-Causing products that has been over looked, where are many of these products made? It was recently published that one of the largest consumable product manufactures has 81 subsidiaries around the world and another listed below has 241 subsidaries. I seriously doubt that all of their products are made in the U.S. A number of the companies that "manufacture" the products listed below have subsidiaries outside the U.S. Remember the concept…MADE IN AMERICA or NORTH AMERICA. This movement is in full-swing.

The 2003 Idaho Environmental Excellence Award was given to a company in Idaho for manufacturing environmentally safe products, not just for what they make but for how they make their products.

Now after 26 years this Idaho company is the world's leader in environmentally safe products. Not only are their products safer than the "grocery-store" brands below, their products are more effective and competitively priced.
The Top 12 Cancer-Causing products in the Average Home
Among many other cancer causing products commonly found in the home, this dirty dozen list has made it to the Hall of Shame. The Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC) and Ralph Nader have released a “Dirty Dozen” list of consumer products used in most American homes, and manufactured by giant U.S. corporations.

Talcum Powder- (Johnson & Johnson. Inc.)

Labeled Toxic Ingredient:
TALC, Carcinogenic and a risk factor for ovarian cancer; lung irritant.
Cover Girl Replenishing Natural Finish Make Up (Foundation) (Procter & Gamble. Inc.)
Labeled Toxic Ingredients

BHA, Carcinogenic.
TALC, Carcinogenic; Lung Irritant.
TRIETHANOLAMINE (TEA), Interacts with nitrites to form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
LANOLIN, Often contaminated with DDT and other carcinogenic pesticides.
PARABENS, Contact dermatitis.
FRAGRANCE, Wide range of unlabeled, untested, and toxic ingredients; contact dermatitis.
Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste – (Procter & Gamble. Inc.)

Labeled Toxic Ingredients:
FD&C BLUE #1, Carcinogenic.
SACCHARIN, Carcinogenic.
FLUORIDE, Possibly carcinogenic.
Alberto VO5 Conditioner (Essence of Neutral Henna)

Labeled Toxic Ingredients:
FORMALDEHYDE, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic; contact dermatitis and sensitizer.
POLYSORBATE 80, Generally contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane.
FD&C RED #4, Carcinogenic.
FRAGRANCE, Wide range of undisclosed ingredients; contact dermatitis.
Clairol Nice ‘n Easy (Permanent Haircolor) (Clairol. Inc.)

Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

QUATERNlUM-15, Formaldehyde-releaser; carcinogenic; neurotoxic; contact dermatitis and sensitizer.
DIETHANOLAMINE (DEA), Carcinogenic; also interacts with nitrites to form a carcinogenic nitrosamine.
PHENYLENE-DIAMINES, Includes carcinogens and other ingredients inadequately tested for carcinogenicity; contact dermatitis.
PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Contact dermatitis.
FRAGRANCE, Wide range of undisclosed ingredients; contact dermatitis.

NOTE: Also evidence of causal relation to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other cancers.

Ajax Cleanser (Colgate-Palmolive. Inc.)

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients:

CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogenic; eye, skin and lung irritant.

NOTE: Carcinogenicity of silica is admitted in 1994 Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS).
(Manufacturer claims to have reduced silica levels since 1993.)
Zud Heavy Duty Cleanser (Reckitt & Colman. Inc.)

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient:

CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogenic; eye, skin and lung irritant. (Carcinogenicity is denied in Material Safety and Data Sheet.)
Lysol Disinfectant Spray (Reckitt & Colman. Inc.)

Labeled or Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient:
ORTHOPHENYLPHENOL (OPP): Carcinogenic; irritant. (Carcinogenicity is denied in Material Safety and Data Sheet.)
Zodiac Cat & Dog Flea Collar (Sandoz Agro. Inc).

Labeled Toxic Ingredient

PROPOXUR, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic.
Ortho Weed-B-Gon Lawn Weed Killer (Monsanto Co.)

Labeled Toxic Ingredient

SODIUM 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETATE (2,4-D), Carcinogenic with evidence of casual relation to lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma and other cancers ; neurotoxic; reproductive toxin.

Beef Frankfurters – (eg. Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation)

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients
DACTHAL, Carcinogenic (can be contaminated with dioxin); irritant; strong sensitizer.
DIELDRIN, Carcinogenic; xenoestrogen.
DDT, Carcinogenic; xenoestrogen.
HEPTACHLOR, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic; reproductive toxin; xenoestrogen.
HEXACHLOROBENZENE, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic; teratogenic.
LINDANE, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic; damage to blood forming cells.
HORMONES: Carcinogenic and feminizing.
ANTIBIOTICS: Some are carcinogenic, cause allergies and drug resistance.

Labeled Ingredient
NITRITE, Interacts with meat amines to form carcinogenic nitrosamines which are a major risk factor for childhood cancers.
Whole Milk – (eg. Borden or Lucerne)

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients
DDT, Carcinogenic; xenoestrogen.
DIELDRIN, Carcinogenic; xenoestrogen.
HEPTACHLOR, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic; reproductive toxin; xenoestrogen.
HEXACHLOROBENZENE, Carcinogenic; neurotoxic; reproductive toxin.
ANTIBIOTICS: Some are carcinogenic, cause allergies and drug resistance.
RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE and IGF-1: Also, risk factor for breast, colon and prostate cancers.

Safer Alternative:
rBGH-free Organic skim milk
“What is particularly galling about the “Dirty Dozen”, emphasized Ralph Nader, “is that these toxic chemicals don’t have to be there. Yet these corporations continue to expose people to health hazards unnecessarily”.

Current product labeling provides no warning for cancer and other chronic health risks. Food is labeled for cholesterol, but not for carcinogens. Cosmetics are labeled for major ingredients, but not for those that form carcinogens or contain carcinogenic contaminants. Except for pesticides, household products contain no information on their ingredients.

Cancer rates are skyrocketing. Currently, more than one-third of all of us will develop cancer in our lifetime, and one-fourth will die from the disease. Many cancers are due to avoidable exposures to industrial carcinogens in the food we eat, and the cosmetics and household products we use.

For more information, see: Steinman, D. and Epstein, S.S.

The Safe Shopper’s Bible, Macmillan/IDG 1995, New York, NY (800-434-3422)

Epstein, S.S. The Politics of Cancer Revisited, East Ridge Press 1998, Hankins, NY (845-887-6467).

Read more on toxic products and ingredients found in home products and food.

Hopefully this has gotten the message across that just because these products sit on store shelves, do not guarantee it’s safe to use. These are 12 of the thousands of products that have not been tested alone or in conjunction. We’d like to add one more to this product hall-of-shame.
Most Brand-Name Laundry Detergents

These are loaded with extremely toxic chemicals (not legally required to be placed on their labels) that could harm you, your family and the environment. Residues of these chemicals are left on your clothes and are absorbed by your skin and evaporated into the air where they could be breathed in.

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients
Linear alkyl sodium sulfonates (LAS) or ‘anionic surfactants’, carcinogenic, reproductive toxins
Petroleum Distillates, carcinogenic, cause lung damage, lung inflammation and damage to mucous membranes.
Phenols, toxic to central nervous system, heart, blood vessels, lungs and kidneys.
Sodium hypochlorite (household bleach): When it reacts with organic materials in the environment, carcinogenic and toxic compounds are created than can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.

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Hometown Boise, Idaho 
Birthday Aug 22, 1955  
Languages English  
About Me I like to show people how, just by talking with their friends, they can be prosperous and lead a stress free, healthy life without the worries of economic downturns, layoffs, or unhealthy lifestyles.
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Pets 6 laying hens, 2 dogs  
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Political Leaning Conservative
Religions Christian  
Eating Habits vitamins, trying to keep it somewhat healthy!, tea and coffee, Try and Eat Healthy, meat and potatoes, Homemade healthy whole foods, eatting what I like!, Drink Loads Of Water, Aspiring healthy eater, All kind of food  
Wild Fact About Me I have a rare neropathy called CMT
My Philosophy People should use their ability of communication to help others reach their goals in life.
What Gives Me Hope What gives me hope is that everyone in the world can experience personal wellness and keep it forever.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Tell the truth.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me why people can settle with just ok  
Passions peace, Talking about Gardening, nature, my family, making a difference  
Inspirations Best friends Mitch Christy Tippetts  
What Scares Me the economy!  
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Quotation Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping People reach their goals.
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Favorite Places LAKE TAHOE!!!, Idaho Falls, Cascade Idaho, Brookings, Or., Portland Oregon, Houston Tx, Manhattan (NY)  
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