Chemicals Affect Our Immune Systems
If you take away the unnecessary chemicals that your body has to fight, it can go on to handle other stuff like the air pollution or the after fix of a wild Friday night or eating too much pizza, all the other stuff fin our life that effects us as well.
Watch Out For Things That Are "Natural" and "Bio-degradable"
"Natural" and "bio-degradable" are completely meaningless unless you define what you mean. Nuclear waste is bio-degradable. It just takes half a million years. Plastic bags are bio-degradable, it just takes awhile.
Malcolm's No Nasty Chemical List:
Product Ingredients to Avoid in Cleaning and Personal Care Products
Enzymes (in lots of laundry products)
Optical Whiteners (make clothes appear whiter and brighter)
synthetic perfumes or dyes
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (cleaning detergents, body care products like toothpaste, shampoo, soaps, shower gels, dishwashing liquid)
TEA, DEA or MEA ( Triethanolamine, Diethanolamine or Monoethanolamine)
Parabens - skin care, hair care, cosmetics
Formaldehyde - cleaning products
NPE's (Nonylphenol Ethxylates) - cleaning agents