Monday, February 7, 2011

Are you interested in saving money, improving your health & protecting our environment?

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products. A personal care product is defined as anything we use to clean our bodies, or make ourselves look or smell good.

The results are as follows:
884 were toxic
314 caused biological mutation
218 caused reproductive complications
778 caused acute toxicity
148 caused tumors
376 caused skin & eye irritations

Did you know . . .

There are more than 3 million poisonings every year and that household cleaners are the #1 cause of poisonings in children? Manufactures ARE NOT required to list the exact ingredients on a label.

Since, 1980 asthma has increased by 600%? Common household cleaners & cosmetics have been identified as triggers of asthma attacks.

That after a 15 year study the National Cancer Association found that 54% of women who stay at home are at a higher risk of developing cancer than women who work outside the home? Today, cancer is the leading cause of death for women aged 35-74.

TODAY, according to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of 2 persons will be touched by cancer? The fear of cancer is on everyone’s mind these days. We hear about it all the time. There are so many forms of cancer, and they all had to start somewhere.

That women's fertility has also been negatively affected by the increase use of chemicals?

We have no choice but to breathe the air, eat the food, and drink the water we have. However, we DO have a CHOICE of what we put on our skin and what products we have in our homes.

We have the power to decide. I know that I personally do not ever want to believe that I caused harm to my family or pets when I had the choice to change it.

To learn how to save money, improve your health & protect your family, please go to

Social Thinking! A must for parents with children with ASD!

Michelle Garcia Winner is a SLP and a specialist in the field of Autism. Her main focus is social thinking and social behaviors. I encourage you to visit her website about social thinking and check her out.

There are lots of articles on there and she is a prolific author. The articles will give you a good idea of her philosophy. Find when a workshop is available. Suggest her to your child's teachers, providers & all those assisting your child with their ASD. You may also subscribe to her newsletter.

Here are a few of her books and products.

Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills to students with High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, ADHD

Social Behavior Mapping - Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day

Worksheets! For Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills: Breaking Down Concepts for Teaching Students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pdd-nos, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adhd

Thinking About You, Thinking About Me

Superflex ... a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum