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The Dangers of Bleach

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My initial questions I had about why do so many kids have asthma and allergies led into a spider web of information so I’ll try and keep my thoughts organized and start with some of the products in your household that are contributing to repertory issues.

First of all is bleach (chlorine bleach), it aggravates the membranes in the lower respiratory system, causing shortness of breath and wheezing. Think about everything with bleach…Clorox products, Lysol products, Tilex, Cascade etc. Do you ever really read the warning label? No, most don’t so don’t feel bad, I never did. I just went with the notion that it’s there in the store and a Lysol toilet bowl cleaner is what you use to clean the toilet. The warning labels are there for a reason, just remember that.

Here are some facts about bleach:
1. When you mix it with ammonia the gas it creates is deadly. Urine contains ammonia so using bleach in your toilet can increase the risk of a toxic gas forming.
2. When chlorine is in a gas…

And so it begins...

My little disclaimer before I begin my with my findings…I by no means claim to be an expert. Anything you research has ‘facts’ on both sides of the debate/issue as well as 100 things in-between so you have to go with what your gut is telling you and determine what works for you and your family. Although I am educating myself on all kinds of different health related topics I still want to live outside of my home and you can’t control what your friends and family or restaurants do so yes, I will still socialize and if I use a hand soap somewhere that has a toxic ingredient or eat a non-organic apple that has been genetically modified and sprayed with pesticides then so be it. Knowing that the majority of the time when we are home and do control food and products we are making the choices we want to make that we feel are best for us.

Now, onto the real stuff…

My quest for information started when I felt like everyone (it really wasn’t everyone but sure felt like it) talked about the a…

My latest project

The blog has been pretty quiet lately!  I had been on a crazy project at work which required a lot of extra time.  We also started a new endeavor with our own side business so that has taken up most of our 'free time' outside of our full time jobs.  We also started a new project that I'll post pictures about soon but it entails getting a nursery ready!  Yep, the latest project on top of everything else is we are expecting our first baby. 

I know at some point I posted about not having time for the things I like to do, baking, scrapbooking etc. and I feel like I'm at that point again where I need to get back into the swing of things in doing things I actually enjoy.  I have been taken off of the crazy project at work because in a few months I will be on maternity leave so someone else is taking over the Project Manager role so there isn't a gap for when I do leave but also just so I don't have the stress which isn't needed for me right now.  That was a very…