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Cindy Klement -- Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden Cindy Klement -- Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden
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Dateline: Detroit , MI
Thursday, July 02, 2020

 

Beginning With Lice.

September is “Head Lice Prevention Month” because it’s back to school for kids. Because of the risky chemicals typically used in head lice treatment, Made Safe published a 9-page guide to help parents find safer solutions, such as wet combing and using essential oils of tea tree, clove, spearmint, neem and others.

According to the National Pediculosis Association having a fine-tooth metal comb on hand is a good idea and one more step to avoiding the use of pesticide chemicals on your children’s scalp!  In this 2-minute video you’ll find out why this specific comb is important. If you’d like to order one visit the LiceMeister website.

Oh, The Never-Ending Topic Of Vaccinations.

What troubles me is that when the topic of vaccination safety comes up, the additives and excipients that are in the vaccines isn’t being discussed. Check out the Centers for Disease Control Vaccine Excipient Summary listed by vaccine type and published in February 2020. Whereas on the website for the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University the excipients are listed alphabetically by chemical name. That’s an awful lot of chemicals being pumped into newborns, toddlers, and children.

And while exploring the Johns Hopkins’ link, note how many vaccines have formaldehyde in them (29 to be exact.) Check out the MadeSafe website for their Chemical Callout on Formaldehyde and its carcinogenic potential  as well as Toxic-Free Future’s information on formaldehyde.

I find it interesting that the U.S. EPA’s limit for mercury in drinking water is 2 parts per billion but according to the National Vaccine Information Center the current preservative level of mercury in 94% of multi-dose flu, meningococcal and tetanus vaccines is 50,000 ppb.

Something Else To Consider.

Can PFAS chemical exposure be why vaccinations aren’t working as well anymore? Apparently, a study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences showed that exposure to PFAS during infancy decreased immune response to vaccinations at 5 years of age, and that “PFAS exposure might prevent children from developing the normal immune response to some vaccinations.”

Are you aware that the Centers for Disease Control has a “Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System” where you can report illness and health problems or symptoms following immunizations, as well as search data by age, event, category, state/territory, and more? An invaluable website. If you need help on how to access data, watch this 13-minute video from the CDC.

Learning Disabilities.

According to the CDC, approximately one in every six 3- to 17-year-old children within the US has one or more developmental disabilities. Are you aware that children who are deficient in calcium and iron absorb more lead when exposed? Or those with iodine deficiencies are more vulnerable to the effects of perchlorate? In addition, prenatal infants exposed to high levels of air pollution can have lower IQ scores?

According to the US National Library of Medicine, toxic chemicals associated with learning and disabilities include methanol, PCBs and toluene and others. Scroll down on this link to the section on learning and developmental disabilities for additional resources on some of the chemicals associated with these health conditions.

Autism.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that autism affects 1 in 59 children, and studies show that the rate of autism is rising. A growing area of research is focusing on a woman’s exposure to harmful contaminants during pregnancy that may trigger a genetic mutation. Therefore, it’s really important for any woman of childbearing age to avoid pesticides, metals and other contaminants. And she will also want to undergo a detoxification program prior to pregnancy and nursing not during.

It’s important to understand that when undergoing detoxification the contaminants stored in the body become mobilized, at which point the mother can then pass them on through the umbilical cord or breast milk. My book is a terrific way to introduce Millennial women to the ways that they can avoid toxicants.

ADHD

According to the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine website research shows that the symptoms of some children with ADHD may improve if they don’t eat certain foods. The children who benefit from this may have a history of colic, eczema, reflux, antibiotic use, or a family history of conditions such as hay fever, asthma, or skin conditions.

Symptoms that suggest children may be sensitive to certain foods include dark circles under the eyes, breathing through the mouth, pain in the bones of the arms or legs, pain in the belly, irritable bowel syndrome, bad breath, foot odor, runny nose, and trouble sleeping. I’m so pleased with how far medicine has come in recognizing nutrition and gut health as the solution to so many health concerns in children. See this link for “Non Medication Approaches for Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” as found on the University of Wisconsin website.

On A Lighter Note.

I just love LunchBots. For over 12 years they have been designing stainless steel lunch (bento) boxes, bowls and thermoses. They range from a “small snack packer” to larger boxes. You can even select how many sections you’d like in each box. Plastic free, folks — plastic free! That’s one more step toward less toxicity for your little ones.

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