Chemical & Metal Detox Formula
Chemical and metal poisoning weakens the immune system and can even cause allergies, arthritis and cancer. Chem Met Detox Formula can be a big help with multiple chemical/metal sensitivities.
Chemical and metal toxins and poisons are getting out of control. Help stop their build-up and clean them out of your system with the assistance of CHEM/MET.
It helps remove petroleum based chemicals and metal poisons, including: lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, copper, food additives, pesticides, dry cleaning residue, preservatives, carbon monoxide, sprays, household and industrial chemicals, fertilizer, air pollution, and even the water we bathe in and drink!
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome is marked by multiple symptoms in multiple organ systems (usually the neurological, immune, respiratory, skin, "GI," and/or musculoskeletal) that recur chronically in response to multiple chemical exposures. MCS usually starts with either an acute or chronic toxic exposure, after which this initial sensitivity broadens to include many other chemicals and common irritants (pesticides, perfumes and other scented products, fuels, food additives, carpets, building materials, etc.).
MCS Symptoms commonly include difficulty breathing, sleeping and/or concentrating, memory loss, migraines, nausea, abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, aching joints and muscles, and irritated eyes, nose, ears, throat and/or skin. In addition, some with MCS show impaired balance and increased sensitivity not just to odors but also to loud noises, bright lights, touch, extremes of heat and cold, and electromagnetic fields.
When used indoors under certain conditions, many common household cleaners and air fresheners emit toxic pollutants at levels that may lead to health risks, according to a new study (May 24, 2006) by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Exposure levels to some of the pollutants - and to the secondary pollutants formed when some of the products mix with ozone - may exceed regulatory guidelines when a large surface is cleaned in a small room or when the products are used regularly, resulting in chronic exposure, according to the study.
The study is the first to measure emissions and concentrations of primary and secondary toxic compounds produced by these products under typical indoor use conditions, and it examines the potential hazards of small-scale yet widespread utilization of an array of products designed for household use.
Four years in the making, the team's 330-page study and report, "Indoor Air Chemistry: Cleaning Agents, Ozone and Toxic Air Contaminants," was released in May of 2006.
The ARB asked Nazaroff and his team to focus their work in two areas: an investigation of toxic air contaminants in household cleaning products and air fresheners, especially a class of chemicals known as ethylene-based glycol ethers; and an examination of the chemistry that occurs when such products are used indoors - in particular, products that contain a reactive group of chemicals called terpenes.
Ethylene-based glycol ethers are common, water-soluble solvents used in a variety of cleaning agents, latex paints and other products. They are classified as hazardous air pollutants under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and as toxic air contaminants by California's Air Resources Board. Their toxicity varies with their chemical structure.
Terpenes are a class of chemicals found in pine, lemon and orange oils that are used in many consumer products either as solvents or to provide a distinctive scent. Although terpenes themselves are not considered toxic, some recent studies have shown that they may react with ozone to produce a number of toxic compounds. (The primary constituent of smog, ozone enters the indoor environment from infiltration of outdoor air, but is also produced indoors by some office machines such as copiers or printers, and by some devices marketed as "air purifiers" that purposely emit ozone into the indoor environment.)
The research team's first task was to determine which household products contain terpenes and glycol ethers, and in what quantities. It compiled a list of the household cleaners and air fresheners available at any of five chain retail outlets in Northern California, then examined the labels and advertising claims (e.g. "pine-scented") for these products and reviewed available product data sheets. Based on this information, they selected the 21 products most likely to contain significant amounts of terpenes and ethylene-based glycol ethers: four air fresheners and 17 cleaning products, including at least one each of disinfectants, general-purpose degreasers, general-purpose cleaners, wood cleaners, furniture maintenance products, spot removers and multi-purpose solvents.
A complete chemical analysis of these 21 products revealed that:
� Twelve contained terpenes and other ozone-reactive compounds at levels ranging from 0.2 to 26 percent by mass.
� Six contained levels of ethylene-based glycol ethers of 0.8 to 9.6 percent by mass.
� Among the four air fresheners studied, three contained substantial quantities of terpenes (9-14 percent by mass)
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Exposures Precipitating Symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Aerosol air freshener
Nail polish remover
Perfumes in cosmetics
Public restroom deodorizers
Tar fumes from roof or road
Varnish, shellac, lacquer
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Is Perfume Hazardous?
IF YOUR love interest suffers from asthma, rhinitis, allergies, dermatitis or a growing range of chemical sensitivities, that bottle of perfume may very well repel more than attract. According to medical specialists, fragrance sensitivity appears to be on the rise. It�s also a growing contributor to indoor pollution in the workplace, says Carrie Loewenherz, an industrial hygienist for the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. �People often joke about it, people wearing offensive perfumes,� says Loewenherz. But it�s no laughing matter, she adds, either for the allergy sufferers or the office managers trying to manage a delicate problem.
Astrid Berg, director of the American Lung Association�s Washington State office, agrees, noting that fragrance seems to be an increasing irritant among people with asthma. �We tend to not think of it as serious until we see someone in acute distress,� says Berg.
SAFE ENOUGH TO SNIFF?
The cosmetic industry insists its products are safe. �In recent years it has become fashionable to criticize the use of fragrances in our society, suggesting that this use is associated with a variety of negative effects,� writes Peter Cadby of the International Fragrance Association.
However, some health advocates point to growing evidence that perfumes, hair gels and other fragranced products may contain chemicals such as phthalates, which can disrupt hormones. In addition, they point to other compounds that can affect immunity, the nervous system, or play a role in cancer and other health problems. �Even if the general population isn�t likely to suffer acute effects from exposure to fragrances, there are long-term chronic health effects connected to these chemicals that we don�t fully understand yet,� says Loewenherz.
Once distilled simply from flower essences, perfumes today are complex mixtures of natural (botanical or animal-derived) materials and synthetic chemicals. More than 5,000 different fragrances are used in perfumes and skin products in hundreds of chemical combinations, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren�t required to list their ingredients. They need only label them as containing �fragrance.�
That�s a problem for the medical profession when it comes to allergies, says dermatologist Howard Maibach, a professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco. The large quantity and variety of chemicals can make it difficult to pinpoint causes of allergies or irritation.
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