There was a story on the news a couple of weeks ago about a study showing that stay-at-home moms have a higher incidence of cancer than those in the workforce. Being a stay-at-home mom, this caught my attention.
I have been trying to locate the source of the data, and I found a couple of sites sourcing the American Cancer Association as stating that moms in the home have a 54% higher risk of getting cancer than those in the workforce. I could not find this on their website to confirm, but what I saw on the news was something similar.
This shocking statistic has been linked to the toxic condition of our homes from harmful cleaning agents, improper ventilation of our homes, and harmful chemicals in our body products, detergents, on our food, on our lawns, etc.
I found an outstanding article titled Health Hazards in the Home that shares data about the increase of breast cancer, asthma, and other diseases since the creation of synthetic chemicals. The article also states that of the 72,000 synthetic chemicals created since WW II, less than 2% have been tested for toxicity and long term effects.
The purpose of this series is to take a good look at our homes, and investigate easy ways we can eliminate the toxic load our homes carry.