Climate change and the textile industry

sondasmcschatter:

GREAT INFORMATION AS USUAL!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on O ECOTEXTILES:

Time sure flies doesn’t it?  I’ve been promising to reiterate the effects the textile industry has on climate change, so I’m re-posting a blog post we published in 2013:

In considering fabric for your sofa, let’s be altruistic and look at the impact textile production has on global climate change. (I only use the term altruistic because many of us don’t equate climate change with our own lives, though there have been several interesting studies of just how the changes will impact us directly,like the one in USA Today that explains that wet regions will be wetter, causing flash flooding; dry regions will get drier, resulting in drought. And … a heat wave that used to occur once every 100 years now happens every five years (1)).

Although most of the current focus on lightening our carbon footprint revolves around transportation and heating issues, the modest little fabric all around…

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OCT. 15, ’14 HELLO FROM BEAUTIFUL BRANSON, MO. USA!!!!!

OCT. 15, ’14 HELLO FROM BEAUTIFUL BRANSON, MO. USA!!!!!

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I HEAR FROM PEOPLE ALL THE TIME WHO SAY– HOW MUCH DO YOU GET PAID FOR SHARING ALL THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DO ABOUT BRANSON, MO.!!!

WELL I DON’T GET PAID IN $$$$$$$$$$$  I GET PAID IN REWARDS OF KNOWING HOW MANY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE EACH YEAR BENEFIT FROM MY SHARING ABOUT BRANSON!!!  I SHARE INFORMATION ON THIS BLOG– ON MY FACE BOOK PAGE & ON MY PINTEREST BOARDS!!   http://www.pinterest.com/sondasmcs/

AND WE SEND OUT LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF INFORMATION BY SNAIL MAIL– EACH YEAR– TO FRIENDS & FAMILY & ALL KINDS OF GROUPS– MANY OF THE GROUPS I WORKED WITH WHEN WE OWNED BUSINESSES IN KANSAS BEFORE WE RETIRED!!

DID I SAY TODAY HOW MUCH GARY & I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LIVING IN BEAUTIFUL BRANSON, MO USA???????????

GARY & I HAVE A HOME ON A RESORT THAT WE BOUGHT INTO IN THE EARLY 1980’S KNOWING FULL WELL THAT SOMEDAY WE WOULD RETIRE HERE!!!  WE HAVE SPENT TIME HERE FOR YEARS– & WHEN WE MOVED HERE IT WAS LIKE COMING HOME!!!  WE LOVE RESORT LIFE & WE LOVE LIVING ON LAKE TANEYCOMO!!! ON OUR RESORT WE HAVE A MARINA & ACCESS TO LAKE TANEYCOMO!!!

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OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO——–

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OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO———-

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OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO———–

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OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO———

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PICTURE OF LAKE TANEYCOMO– TAKEN FROM OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO

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OUR FAVORITE BENCH ON OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO——

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GARY FISHING ON OUR MARINA ON LAKE TANEYCOMO———

http://www.branson.com/learn/branson-lakes/lake-taneycomo/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Taneycomo

GARY & I GREW UP IN KANSAS & SPEND MOST OF OUR LIVES LIVING IN RURAL KANSAS!!!!!!!!

NO WAY

WELL MAYBE FOR A VISIT——— BUT NEVER EVER EVER WANT TO MOVE BACK THERE UNLESS WE HAD TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE USUALLY LIVES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES– WHERE EVERYONE WHO DIDN’T REALLY KNOW YOUR BUSINESS– THOUGHT THEY DID— OR THEY MADE IT UP!!!

AND THERE WAS ONE EATING PLACE– MAYBE TWO & THE FOOD WASN’T GOOD IT WAS AVAILABLE!!!!!!  TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!!!

HERE IN BRANSON WE HAVE OVER 325 EATING PLACES HERE IN BRANSON ALONE——- WHEN GARY & I FIRST MOVED HERE– WE WERE SO USE TO ONLY HAVING TERRIBLE PIZZA AVAILABLE TO BUY IN THE GROCERY STORE THAT CLOSED AT 6:00 PM–  WE THOUGHT WE HAD TO EAT AT EVERY PLACE AVAILABLE!!!!!  :)

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT IS THE KEETER CENTER!

http://www.keetercenter.edu/Page/Bransons-Best-Restaurant-for-Fine-Dining/Sunday-Brunch.581.html

http://www.bransonfunguide.com/Business.php?AccountID=59

https://www.keetercenter.edu/

ALSO WE LIKE TO EAT AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

http://www.big-cedar.com/default.aspx

http://youtu.be/sbgKC0CQbHQ

AND TOP OF THE ROCK AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

http://www.big-cedar.com/Page/Top-of-the-Rock.aspx

https://www.google.com/search?q=TOP+OF+THE+ROCK+BRANSON,+MO+PICTURES&client=firefox-a&hs=mES&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FZE-VJ6RAeq78QGrqYBQ&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=667

 

Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa | Branson, MO

http://chateauonthelake1-px.trvlclick.com/restaurant-bar-en.html

PICTURES OF CHATEAU ON THE LAKE BRANSON MO

https://www.google.com/search?q=PICTURES+OF+CHATEAU+ON+THE+LAKE+BRANSON+MO&client=firefox-a&hs=KJS&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=L5I-VMXJEKOf8AHC_YD4AQ&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=667

AND THERE IS SOOOOOOOOOO MANY REALLY GOOD EATING PLACES IN BRANSON– & OF COARSE WE HAVE THE CHAIN RESTAURANTS ALSO–

BUT AFTER RURAL KANSAS-CARDBOARD PIZZA FROM THE GROCERY STORE DELI  & — EATING REAL FOOD PREPARED BY EXCELLENT CHIEFS IN BRANSON– WAS A REAL TREAT FOR US!!!

I REMEMBER SAYING TO SOME FRIENDS– ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL THE FOOD WAS– THIS ONE WOMAN SAID– WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO BRANSON FOR YEARS & WE DON’T THINK THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING– & AFTER SAYING HAVE YOU EVER EATEN HERE– OR HERE– OR HERE– OR HERE– OR HERE– NO– JUST AS I GUESSED– MCDONALDS TYPE PEOPLE– WELL— NO WONDER THEY NEVER THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING HERE IN BRANSON!!!!  :)

OF COARSE WE HAVE PLACES THAT ARE JUST OK– ALSO— & THE LAST TIME WE HAD FRIENDS VISITING– WE WENT TO A PLACE TO EAT–CLOSE TO THE HOUSE- THAT HAD ALWAYS BEEN GOOD— & IT WAS WAY BELOW WHAT WE CALLED GOOD!!!!!!!!

THIS MORNING GARY & I WENT TO ONE OF THE MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY BREAKFAST BUFFETS—– AND WE ALWAYS THINK ABOUT THE LIMITED PLACES WE HAD TO EAT BEFORE WE MOVED TO WHERE WE LIVE NOW——-

ALSO THIS MORNING– THE TOUR BUSES WERE OUT IN FULL FORCE– GOING TO SOME OF THE MANY MORNING SHOWS WE HAVE HERE IN BRANSON!!!!

AND WE WAVED TO THE DANCING DONUT– ON THE CORNER ACROSS FROM THE TITANIC MUSEUM!!!  I SAID TO GARY— I AM SOOOOO GLAD I DON’T HAVE TO DRESS LIKE A DONUT & DANCE ON THE CORNER— & THEN I THOUGHT– OH– HECK THAT REALLY MIGHT BE A LOT OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Branson Attractions in Branson Missouri, Visit Titanic Museum for your Branson Vacation!

http://www.titanicbranson.com/

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IF THEY EVER MOVE THE TITANIC ON THE 76 STRIP– I’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO GIVE DIRECTIONS TO OUR HOME ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!  :)

BransonTravelAndVacation.com – The largest collection of Interactive Cameras in Branson!

http://www.bransontravelandvacation.com/webcams

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WELL GARY & I PLAN ON CLICKING OUR HEELS TOGETHER– & MAKING A TRIP TO VISIT FRIENDS & FAMILY IN KANSAS ONE DAY SOON—

WE ALWAYS COME BACK HOME TO BRANSON– & GARY HAS TO FORCE ME INSIDE THE HOUSE AGAIN– AS I SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN OUR YARD HUGGING OUR TREES———-   :)      OH– MY GOSH I LOVE ALL OUR TREES HERE——–

I TEASE MY FRIENDS & FAMILY IN KANSAS– THAT KANSAS ONLY HAS THREE TREES IN THE WHOLE STATE!!!!!    :)

 

FALL & TREES

AND I HATE THAT DAMNED KANSAS WIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE ALWAYS FORGET– HOW THE WIND NEVER STOPS BLOWING-IN KANSAS & – OUR SKIN DRYS OUT– OUR NOSES DRY OUT– AND YOU HAVE TO NAIL YOUR PLATES TO THE PICNIC TABLE SO THEY DON’T BLOW AWAY– & THEN SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CATCH THE PICNIC TABLE FROM BLOWING TOTALLY AWAY!!!     :)

THERE WAS NEVER A HOUSE WE LIVING IN AT KANSAS– THAT I COULD KEEP FURNITURE ON THE PORCH OR  PATIO– WITHOUT IT BLOWING TO THE NORTH 40!!!!     :)   HATE THAT DAMNED KANSAS WIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO KANSAS IS FUN TO VISIT & A GREAT PLACE TO BE FROM– BUT GETTING BACK HOME TO BRANSON— IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :)

keep calm & think of branson!

BRANSON MO MY HAPPY PLACE

LATER GATORS—————–

 

 

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Today’s Quote

sondasmcschatter:

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:

friends I

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
and sings it back to you when you forget how it goes.

~ The AIDS Project Quilt ~
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OCT. 14, ’14 CHIT- CHAT CHATTER & PICTURES!!

OCT. 14, ’14  CHIT- CHAT CHATTER & PICTURES!!

WELL GARY & I RAN UP TO SPRINGFIELD, MO TODAY– ON BUSINESS– & WHEN I RETURNED HOME– OVER 700 E-MAILS FROM MY MCS SISTERS– & THERE IS NO WAY I CAN PLAY CATCH UP AGAIN– SO I GUESS IT IS BLOG POST TIME!!! :)

SO EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING– & WHAT IS GOING ON– WELL– WE ARE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO USE THE CLASS “B” RV SOON– THE TOXIC SCENTS ARE GETTING BETTER———-

IF YOU HAVE MISSED OUT ON THAT STORY— YOU NEED TO READ SOME OF MY BLOG POSTS– AS IT IS TOOO LONG TO POST AGAIN & I DON’T WANT TO LOOK UP THE LINKS TO THE BLOG POSTS AGAIN—

OH— AND ONE OF THE E-MAILS I DID READ WAS FROM A NEW MCS SISTER– WHO WAS REFERRED TO MY BLOG— & SHE SAID– DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL CAPS IS YELLING?????????  WELL I LAUGHED OUT LOUD– AS SHE HAS NOT READ MANY OF MY BLOG POSTS TO KNOW WHY I TYPE IN ALL CAPS!!!!— I AM NOT YELLING— I CAN’T SEE– MY MCS– AS EFFECTED MY EYESIGHT– AND IF I AM YELLING– I USUALLY ANNOUNCE I AM ON MY SCENT FREE SOAP BOX!!! THAT IS WHEN I USUALLY YELL!!!!!!!!!!  :)

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SO WHEN I SAY I’M ON MY SOAP BOX AGAIN—- YOU WILL KNOW I AM PROBABLY YELLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :)

AND WHY DO I USE SO MANY “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  BECAUSE I WANT TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

THIS IS MY BLOG– & I DO WHAT EVER I WANT TO DO— IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT– YOU DON’T HAVE TO READ IT– & YOU CAN START YOUR OWN BLOG & DO WHAT EVER YOU WANT TO DO ON YOUR OWN BLOG!!!!!!  THANKS!!

OH– AND BEFORE I DO FORGET — WITH MCS BRAIN FOG– I HAVE MANY NEW READERS FROM SO MANY NEW COUNTRIES– SO MANY COUNTRIES I HAVE NOT EVEN HEARD OF— I HAVE NO IDEA HOW YA ALL FIND ME!!!!!!! :)

MY STATS FOR THIS BLOG SAY OVER 20 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES READING MY BLOG TODAY!!!  WELCOME & COME BACK WHEN EVER YA LIKE!!!!!

OK— FROM MY MCS SISTERS WHO ARE CONFINED TO THEIR MCS HOMES & CAN’T LEAVE– THEY ALL ARE SAYING PICTURES– THEY WANT PICTURES– WELL I HAVE TAKEN LOTS MORE PICTURES– LIKE THAT IS SOMETHING NEW– BUT I HAVE NOT DOWNLOADED THEM FROM MY CAMERA– ETC ETC– & HAVE NOT GOTTEN THEM SO I CAN UPLOAD THEM TO THIS BLOG— SO– I’LL JUST REBLOG SOME OF MY FAVORITES I HAVE TAKEN BEFORE– & YOU HAVE TO OOOOOH & OVER THEM– OK???????????

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AROUND THE BEND FROM TABLE ROCK DAM– ON LAKE TANEYCOMO— YES WE LIVE ON LAKE TANEYCOMO— ABOUT A MILE DOWN STREAM FROM HERE——

FALL & TREES

I LOVE OUR AREA IN THE FALL WITH ALL THE TREES & COLORS— THIS IS WHAT FALL LOOKS LIKE AROUND US!!!!!!!

FALL AT CREEK

I TOOK THIS PICTURE LAST FALL AT THE CREEK CLOSE TO OUR HOME———

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YES– THIS IS GARY TAKING PICTURES ALSO!!!!!!!!!!

LAKE

YES– THE SCENIC OUTLOOK ABOVE OUR HOME—

LAKE TANEYCOMO

FLY FISHERMEN ON LAKE TANEYCOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for dropping by

LAKE TANEYCOMO—

BRANSON 2 SCENIC OUT LOOK

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AND JOE PHERIGO—- IF YOU ARE READING THIS— I HEARD FROM PAT DRAKE POTTS– & PAT CROFOOT  / Patricia Crofoot Weidert   AND PAT WANTED ADDRESSES I HAD FOR OUR 50TH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION———– NEXT YEAR–   I WAS GOING TO CALL YA– BUT IT IS SUPPER TIME– SO MAYBE I’LL GET YA CALLED LATER THIS WEEK– AS WE MIGHT BE COMING YOUR WAY NEXT WEEK– I’LL CALL– WE CAN TALK— BUT FOR WARNING— AND I DON’T KNOW WHEN YOU & NETTIE HAVE TO COME BACK THIS WAY ON BUSINESS– SO WE WILL TALK!!!!!!!!!

AND I AM NOT SURE IF THERE IS ANY WAY I COULD EVER GO TO BACK TO THE 50TH YEAR CLASS REUNION— I BET ONLY YOU / JOE & NETTIE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO EVEN KNOW WHAT MCS IS— OR GIVE A RAT’S BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) is a
medical condition characterized by debilitating
chemical sensitivities. People who are chemically
sensitive are made sick by exposures to
chemicals found in many common products such
as pesticides, perfumes, tobacco smoke, new
carpets, air “fresheners,” new paint and building
materials, and many cleaning and laundry
products. Most of these chemicals will make
everyone sick at high levels, but for chemically
sensitive people exposures to even small
amounts of these substances can cause
symptoms. Some chemically sensitive people are
only mildly affected while others have the more
severe form of the illness called MCS.
Symptoms experienced by people with MCS
range from mild to life-threatening and include
headache, trouble concentrating, nausea,
diarrhea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain,
dizziness, difficulty breathing, irregular heart
beat, and seizures. MCS symptoms in children
include red cheeks and ears, dark circles under
the eyes, hyperactivity, and behavior or learning
problems. After an exposure, symptoms may
occur immediately or be delayed for up to a few
days. Reactions may last from a few seconds to
weeks or months. People with MCS often react to
a variety of foods, drugs, molds, and pollen as
well as chemicals.
Creating a Healthier Environment
Reducing exposures to chemicals improves the
health of those with MCS. Better air quality also
helps promote the health of everyone. The
following are ways to create a healthier
environment:
· Avoid pesticides, use least toxic integrated
pest management (IPM)
· Avoid newly built or remodeled buildings, or
build with less toxic materials
· Avoid new paint and solvent-based stains and
transparent finishes
· Avoid new carpets
· Avoid gasoline, solvent, dry-cleaning, and tar
fumes
· Avoid tobacco smoke and vehicle exhaust
· Use least toxic, natural, and unscented
cleaning, laundry, and sanitizing products
· Avoid perfume, cologne, and scented
personal care products
· Avoid air “freshener” sprays, incense, and
fragrance-emitting devices
· Use electric utilities or radiant heat
· Open windows, ventilate buildings with clean
fresh air and/or use portable room air filters

 

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is basically a subset of Environmental Illness (EI), which is caused by living in a toxic world. The chemicals that were synthesized after World War II (including, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, cleaning products, detergents, etc.) are mostly “petro-chemicals” (petroleum based) and are quite toxic to humans. There have been virtually no studies done on the majority of these chemicals to see how they affect humans – the industry just placed the chemicals in the environment with the assumption that they are “safe, till proven toxic”, instead of the other way around. One of the biggest offenders is PERFUME and other scented products. Did you know that many of the ingredients in your perfume are the exact same ingredients found in GASOLINE??!! I didn’t either! The scary thing is that the perfume industry is NOT REGULATED at all – they can put any number of chemicals in fragrance without revealing what those chemicals are – or how they affect humans. We humans are all participating in a giant “lab experiment” against our knowledge and against our will, and it’s making some of us VERY sick.
Those of us who are becoming chronically ill from these chemicals are similar to the “canaries in the coal mine”. Coal miners would take a canary into the mines with them to warn them when the air became toxic. They knew that when the canary stopped singing or died, it was time to get out before it affected them as well. We “human canaries” are here to warn the rest of you that, unless you start making changes and avoid as many toxic chemicals as possible, you too may become very sick. Non toxic living is actually much “simpler” and cheaper!
Don’t be fooled, these chemicals are affecting ALL of us in some way or another. Think about the last time you got a headache for no apparent reason. Could it be possible that someone had recently sprayed perfume or pesticides near you without you knowing it? Had you recently used scented laundry detergent or Clorox to clean with? Do you get headaches or feel nauseous from being around people wearing perfume or cologne? Do you feel you need to hold your breath when you go down the detergent aisle at the grocery store? All these things are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong with the air you’re breathing. While an MBA in health care  may help you understand the whys and wherefores of the medical issues it doesn’t take a masters degree to listen to your body and know that things are not right.
It’s like playing “Russian Roulette” – you never know how long your immune system can hold out before breaking down. Some people may never reach the point of “chronic illness” that I did – but most people are being affected, possibly without realizing it. Cancer has increased dramatically since World War II (after all the chemicals came out). Attention Deficit Disorder is on the rise (more and more of our children are being put on toxic, brain-altering drugs like Ritalin when simply cleaning up their environment could solve their problems). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease, Allergies, Asthma, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis are also increasing. All these illnesses could very well have a chemical connection to their cause or, at the very least, these patients  would benefit from using less-toxic products. Pretty much any “immune system” disorder could be helped by a cleaner environment and by using safer products.
The products we use on our skin are absorbed directly into the bloodstream (the reason why nitroglycerine, nicotine, and hormone patches work). The chemicals we breathe (such as perfumes, formaldehyde, pesticides, etc.) all go straight to our brains and can cause low-level to severe damage – similar to how someone can snort cocaine or glue to get a “high”. Start reading labels – check for petro-chemicals, formaldehyde, and fragrance, and avoid them as much as possible. A clue that an ingredient may be a petro-chemical is the “prop” prefix. A clue that an ingredient releases formaldehyde is “Quaternium”. Be careful about products labeled “fragrance free” or “unscented”. Don’t trust them! Read the label and be sure they don’t list “fragrance” or “masking fragrance”. Don’t put anything on your skin you’d be afraid to eat, because the end result is the same!
Before I got sick, I had no clue that I was slowly being “poisoned” by products that I assumed were “safe” since they were on the market! If this could happen to me – YOU COULD BE NEXT.

Chemicals found in perfume
Over 1500 chemicals are used in most perfumes and fragrances.
Here are some of the most common ingredients:
Acetone- EPA hazardous waste list, and central nervous system depressant
Amylcinnamaldehyde- Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin
a-Pinene- Sensitizer, inhalation exposure to high concentrations associated with irritation of the respiratory airways.
a-Terpineol- May cause ataxia, headaches, depressed central nervous system
Benzaldehyde- Harmful if swallowed, exposure causes sore throat, rash, and eye pain
Benzophenone- Disruptive to hormones and thyroid
Benzyl Acetate- Carcinogen, possibly a cause of pancreatic cancer
Benzyl Alcohol- Causes headache, nausea, and dizziness
Benzyl benzoate- Disruptive to hormones
Benzyl cinnamate- Irritant, dangerous for the environment
Benzyl salicylate- Disruptive to hormones
Beta ionone- Possible carcinogen
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)- Disruptive to hormones and thyroid, possible carcinogen
Cinnamyl alcohol- Irritating to skin and eyes,
Coumarin- Carcinogen, toxic to liver and kidneys, used to kill rodents, common ingredient in cigarette tobacco products
Diethyl phthalate (DEP)- causes abnormal development of reproductive organs in male babies and sperm damage in adult men
Ethanol- EPA hazardous waste list, causes central nervous system disorder
Ethyl Acetate- Narcotic, on EPA hazardous waste list
Eugenol- Sensitizer, allergen
Farnesol- Skin irritant, allergen
Formaldehyde- Air pollutant, carcinogen, exposure causes wheezing, allergic reactions, skin rash
Galaxoide- toxic to the endocrine system
g-Terpinene- Causes central nervous system disorder
Lilial (Butylphenyl methylpropional)- Disruptive to hormones, allergen
Limonene- Carcinogen, causes central nervous system disorder
Linalool- Narcotic, causes central nervous system disorder
Lyral- Allergen, causes eczema
Methylene chloride- Banned by the FDA, carcinogen, EPA hazardous waste list, causes central nervous system disorder
Musk ketone- Disruptive to hormones
Myrcene- possible carcinogen
Octinoxate (Octyl methoxycinnamate) – Disruptive to hormones and thyroid
Oxybenzone- Disruptive to hormones
Toluene- Carcinogen
Tonalide- toxic to the endocrine system

 

Chemicals Found in Fabric Softeners/Dryer Sheets

Alpha-Terpineol

Causes CNS (central nervous system) disorders… “highly irritating to mucous membranes” …”Aspiration into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal edema.” Can also cause “excitement, ataxia (loss of muscular coordination), hypothermia, CNS and respiratory depression, and headache.” “Prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact.”


Benzyl Acetate

Carconigenic (linked to pancreatic cancer). “From vapors: irritating to eyes and respiratory passages, exciting cough.” “In mice: hyperanemia of the lungs.” “Can be absorbed through the skin causing systemic effects.” “Do not flush to sewer.”


Benzyl Alcohol

Causes CNS disorders …”irritating to the upper respiratory tract” …”headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression, and death in severe cases due to respiratory failure.”


Camphor

Causes CNS disorders. On EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. Symptoms: “local irritant and CNS stimulant” …”readily absorbed through body tissues” …”irritation of eyes, nose, and throat” …”dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions”. “Avoid inhalation of vapors.”


Chloroform

Neurotoxic. Anesthetic. Carcinogenic. on EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. “Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Do not breathe vapors …Inhalation of vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness.” “Inhalation can be fatal.” “Chronic effects of overexposure may include kidney and/or liver damage.” “Medical conditions generally aggravated by exposure: kidney disorders, liver disorders, heart disorders, skin disorders.” “Conditions to avoid: Heat…” Listed on California’s Proposition 65.


Ethyl Acetate

Narcotic. On EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. “…Irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract” …”may cause headache and narcosis (stupor)” …”may cause anemia with leukocytosis and damage to liver and kidneys”. “Wash thoroughly after handling.”


Limonene

Carcinogenic. “Prevent its contact with skin or eyes because it is an irritant and sensitizer.” “Always wash thoroughly after using this material and before eating, drinking …applying cosmetics. Do not inhale limonene vapor.”


Linalool

Narcotic. Causes CNS disorders. …”respiratory disturbances” …”Attracts bees.” “In animal tests: ataxic gait, reduced spontaneous motor activity and depression …depressed heart activity …development of respiratory disturbances leading to death.”


Pentane

“Danger – Harmful if inhaled …Avoid breathing vapor.” “Inhalation of vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness. Repeated inhalation of vapors may cause CNS depression. Contact can cause eye irritation. Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis (skin rash).”

 

CNS = Central Nervous System

Your brain and spine. CNS disorders include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dementia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Seizures, Strokes, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

CNS exposure symptoms include: aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine.

CARD FRONT

FRAGRANCE unlearn it

MED REASONS

BREATHE

PEOPLE KNEW

AWARE

toxic free

PER-FUME

for-medical-reasons

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PEOPLE SICK

mcs sysmptoms

DRAMA

PARDON ME

no perfume # 3

MCS

BRANSON MO MY HAPPY PLACE

OK– EVERYONE— I NEED TO GO FIX SUPPER———–

LATER GATORS!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 288 In the Pursuit of Love (I Saved a Bee)

sondasmcschatter:

AMEN COLLEEN– IF WE DON’T HAVE BEES WE DON’T HAVE FOOD!!!!! WE PLANTED A HUGE WILD FLOWER AREA & ALSO MANY PLACES IN YOUR YARD WITH FLOWERS & WEEDS TO FEED THE BEES & BUTTERFLIES & BIRDS & WILDLIFE!!! WE ALSO HAVE WATER OUT FOR THEM & OTHER AREAS THAT WE FEED THEM!!! IF -IF-IF PEOPLE STOPPED USING TOXIC KILLING CHEMICALS– THERE WOULD NOT BE THE THREAT TO WILD LIFE & ALSO HUMAN LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

bumblebeeyardAccording to the Endangered Species Coalition, there are 10 species that might not be around for our children in the US to observe. I read this in the Tuesday’s, Post Standard Newspaper. I wasn’t shocked. I was a science teacher. But I am sad. And I am alert as to what comes next.

The ten animals are:

Rusty Patched Bumblebees

Monarch Butterflies

Polar Bears

Little Brown Bats

Great White Shark

Mountain Yellow-Legged frogs

North Pacific Right Whales

White Bark Pine

The Greater Sage-Grouse

Snake River Salmon

Does it matter? If our children have never seen these magnificent beings — will they miss them? Should there be a priority that some species have the right to survive while others are driven to extinction?

monarchbutterflyMonarch Butterflies MUST have milkweed for the survival of the caterpillars Milkweed is found in open areas like fields/lake shores. Most of it has been plowed under or…

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Day 287 In the Pursuit of Love (Simple/Complex)

sondasmcschatter:

HI COLLEEN– IT TOOK ME YEARS TO REALIZE SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS & FAMILY ARE ADDICTED— I MEAN TOTALLY ADDICTED TO SCENTS– THEY DON’T FEEL SECURE UNLESS THE ARE MARINATED IN TOXIC SCENTED CRAP!!! ALL THE COMMERCIALS & SOCIETY HAS TAUGHT THEM– THEY HAVE TO SMELL & STINK WITH UNNATURAL FRAGRANCES & NOT ONLY THEM– BUT THEIR HOMES & CARS– ETC- ETC!!!!!!!!!!!! AND MY OWN MOTHER WAS ADDICTED TO WEARING EVERYTHING SCENTED FROM BATH SOAP TO BODY LOTION TO HAND LOTION -TO PERFUME– TO LAUNDRY SOAP & FABRIC SOFTENERS — FROM HEAD TO TOE– SHE WAS TOXIC— I OFTEN WONDERED IF THAT WASN’T HALF OF HER HEALTH PROBLEMS— I KNOW IT MADE MY DAD SICK– & HE TOLD ME IT DID!!!! COME TO THINK OF IT– MY DAD WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO UNDERSTOOD HOW THE FRAGRANCES MADE ME ILL– BECAUSE THEY ALSO MADE HIM ILL!!! BUT BACK THEN WE DIDN’T HAVE A NAME FOR IT– “Multi Chemical Sensitivities” AND DAD & I FOUND OUT WE WERE NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR OTHERS IN OUR FAMILY TO CARE OR LISTEN OR CHANGE OR GIVE A RAT’S BUTT!! :)

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

woodlandsunflowerHaving raised and taught teenagers — there has often been one theme running through the day — why does something that seems simple to me become such a complex thing?

Clean your room — became an hour-long discussion as to the why it had to be done and the when it was going to get done.

Do your homework — so many kids spent so much time avoiding doing the homework and then creating scenarios (that’s a nice word for lies) to explain why it didn’t get done that if the time had been applied to work they would have aced their work.

Put your dirty clothes in the hamper — is it so stressful to put stuff in the hamper rather than on the floor than it is to go through the stress of “discussing” why you didn’t do it?

wildflowerslakeRecently, I wrote about trying to participate in a group…

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Day 285 In the Pursuit of Love (I’m Missing Something)

sondasmcschatter:

QUOTE:”What are your suggestions for accommodating a person with a disability — specifically MCS? If you wear fragrances would you be willing once or twice a month to not wear them so someone could participate in the group? The suggestion was also made that basically I could do things for the group but not with the group. What are your feelings on that? The accommodations I have asked for would take no more money — in fact they would be cheaper. There might be times that we would work with “the public”. Do you feel it would appropriate/inappropriate to state the preference for a fragrance-free event so that all community members could participate? Or is it acceptable that some people who passionately want to help would be excluded if others chose to not request fragrances not be worn? Some people might not comply and still wear it but I believe many would comply — what do you think?

Thank you for your suggestions.”

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR OTHER PEOPLE’S SUGGESTIONS–ON THIS ONE– IF I HAVE EVEN ASKED PEOPLE NOT TO WEAR FRAGRANCES INTO MY MCS SAFE HOME– THEY WEAR THEM & SAY THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING SCENTED ON!!!! I THINK PEOPLE ARE SO CONDITIONED TO USE STINKING KILLING TOXIC CRAP– THEY DON’T EVEN THINK ONE THING ABOUT IT– THEY DON’T EVEN SMELL THE FRAGRANCES ANY MORE– BECAUSE THEY USE SO MUCH TOXIC CRAP ALL THE TIME– & MOST OF MY FAMILY THAT I ASKED OVER THE YEARS– JUST LAUGHED AT ME– TALKED BEHIND MY BACK– MADE A JOKE OF IT– OR HAD NO CLUE THAT IT COULD BE LIFE OR DEATH TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE USE SCENTED SOAP & FABRIC SOFTENERS– HAND LOTION– BODY LOTION– HAIR PRODUCTS–PERFUME– SCENTED SOAP– SCENTED SHAVING CREAM & AFTER SHAVE & THE LIST GOES ON FOR EVER— & IT IS ON THEIR CLOTHES– IT IS IN THEIR HOMES– THEY BREATH IT ALL THE TIME & DON’T EVEN SMELL IT ANYMORE!!! AND JUST BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T PUT ON PERFUME THAT DAY– IT IS STILL ON THEIR CLOTHES– ETC ETC ETC–I HAVE NEVER FOUND A WAY TO WIN THIS BATTLE– SO I AVOID THINGS ALL I CAN– & I NO LONGER LIVE A “NORMAL LIFE” AS PEOPLE ARE CONDITIONED TO WEAR TOXIC KILLING CRAP– & THEY DON’T EVEN SMELL IT ANY MORE– OR THINK TWICE ABOUT IT– & THINK WE ARE NUTS– BECAUSE WE CAN SMELL THE TOXIC KILLING PRODUCTS THEY ALL ARE WEARING– & DON’T HAVE A SINGLE CLUE IN THE WORLD THAT IS WHAT IS MAKING THEM ILL ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SUGGESTIONS THAT WORKED!!!!!!!! IN THE OVER 40 PLUS YEARS THAT I HAVE FOUGHT HEALTH PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF TOXIC CHEMICALS — I HAVE NOT FOUND AN ANSWER!!!!!!!!!! EVEN THOSE WHO THINK THEY HAVE NO SCENTS– ARE LOADED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS!!!!!!!! I TRY WITH ALL THE KNOWLEDGE I HAVE TO EDUCATE– & INFORM– ETC ETC– BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO USE TOXIC CRAP– & IT IS TOO HARD FOR THEM TO STOP– IT SEEMS– THE SAME AS IT IS FOR THEM TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN HEALTH– & EAT PROPERLY– RID THEIR LIVES OF THE TOXIC THINGS THEY USE & EAT– & CLEAN WITH — LAUNDRY WITH ETC– MOST WANT A QUICK FIX– FAST FOOD– ETC ETC— I HAVE HAD PEOPLE TELL ME IT IS TOO MUCH WORK TO CHANGE!!! BUT THEY WILL BITCH & MOAN & GROAN ABOUT THEIR OWN HEALTH PROBLEMS– THAT YOU KNOW STEM TOTALLY FROM THE TOXIC CHEMICALS THEY USE– THE TOXIC FOOD THEY EAT– & THEIR LIFESTYLE– BUT IT IS TOO MUCH WORK TO CHANGE IT– SO THEY GO TO THE DOCTOR & LOAD UP ON THE TOXIC CHEMICAL DRUGS– TO TREAT THE SYMPTOMS– INSTEAD OF LIFE CHANGE!! ALL WHO HAVE MCS I AM PREACHING TO THE CHOIR—– BUT I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER– & I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING I KNOW HOW TO DO FOR OVER 45 YEARS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

Image15woodduckI recently attended a meeting about improving my hometown. Since I didn’t know everyone that would be there ahead of time, I knew I would be dealing with some people wearing fragrances. Once the email list was made I sent out a mass email asking for people to accommodate my disability by not wearing scented products such as perfume/cologne, lotion, body wash that day — switch pens/pencils for markers — and wear clothes that are not strongly scented or were washed in unscented laundry soap. Essentially, I asked for a Fragrance-free policy.

Image7woodsI’ve only received emails from 3 people. One has already gone fragrance free when around me and said they would do any thing they could to help. The other two didn’t directly decline to help but want me to brainstorm and discuss what other groups have done to accommodate people with MCS.

Image1woodchuckI thought my request was simple…

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Natural Ebola Prevention Strategies

Originally posted on Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND:

So far there are no new confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, but there have been 5000 false alarms since Thomas Duncan’s diagnosis in Dallas. This tells you how worried people are. On one hand, the Ebola virus has a particularly high mortality rate. On the other hand, Ebola is not as easy to spread as other viruses. The chance that we really need to worry about this is the United States is low, but this seems like a good time to review immune support and antiviral basics since we will have our normal viral infections to cope with as the cold weather hits.

First practice basic hygiene. This is washing your hands before you touch your face, especially your eyes, nose, mouth, or open wounds. Ebola is spread through bodily fluids and it not spread through the air, though scientists are worried about Ebola mutating to this…

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Vitamin D Deficiency is Why You Get Flu

Vitamin D Deficiency is Why You Get Flu

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/25/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-why-you-get-flu.aspx

New Study Shows Vitamin D Cuts Flu by Nearly 50 Percent

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/14/study-shows-vitamin-d-cuts-flu-by-nearly-50.aspx

 

I THINK THESE LINKS WILL WORK— THANKS KATHRYN!!!

 

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Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency Most People Miss | The Healthy Home Economist

Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency Most People Miss | The Healthy Home Economist.

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