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  • Household Cleaning the Safe Way! Protect Your Home While You Protect the Environment Throughout life people search for every means they can find to provide a safe and healthy home for their families. Protect- ing your children, pets, and even yourself from outside dangers and threats can be a very time- consuming job in today’s world. People install security systems, smoke detectors, have locks on all the doors, and create neighborhood watch programs. All because they feel they’re doing the right thing to protect their families. However, people in this day and age still continue to bring toxic chemicals into their homes through their household cleaning products. Toxins in Your Home A 1985 EPA report concluded that the toxic chemicals in house- hold cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor

    air pollution. The Consumer Prod- uct Safety Commis- sion issued a report which identified 150

    chemicals commonly found in homes which have been linked to aller-

    gies, birth defects,

    cancer and

    psy- chological

    abnormalities. With windows

    sealed shut in the winter to conserve

    heat and save energy, and in the summer to hold in the cool air-conditioned air, these toxins build up to higher and higher levels. Household cleaning prod- ucts are among the most toxic substances we encounter daily. In one study conducted over a 15-year period, it was found that women who cleaned their own homes had a 54% higher

    death rate from cancer than women who did not. The study concluded that the increased death rate was due to daily exposure to hazardous chemicals found in ordinary house- hold products. In addition to their inherent toxicity, these products also create tons of toxic waste which is disposed of in the environment in the form of air and water pollution and solid toxic waste. As early as 1984, the US National Toxicology Program observed that chemical damage to the immune system could result in ‘hypersensitiv- ity or allergy’ to specific chemicals or

    to chemicals in general. Damage to the immune system can have far-reaching consequences for an individu- al, leaving him or her vulner- able to attack by bacteria and viruses.

    Volume 32 NURTURING HEALTH AND NATURE THROUGH SHAKLEE Issue 4

    What’s New!

  • Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee

    Why Use Shaklee In 1956, at the age of 61. Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee founded the Shaklee Company. Dr. Shaklee’s interest in health started because of a childhood illness, tuberculosis. Instead of hospitals or medicines, his treatment was rest, nutritious food and spending hours outdoors in the Iowa countryside. Living in Harmony with Nature® became a way of life in his formative years. Dr. Shaklee dedicated his life to developing products that would improve the health of people while being safe for them to use, and yet be friendly to our environment. In 1960, he introduced the first “Green” household cleaner, Basic- H. It was phosphate-free, con- centrated and biodegradable. His visions of getting toxins out of our homes and protecting our environ- ment began much earlier than most people of our times. The Shaklee Corporation has continued to follow Dr. Shaklee’s beliefs in, “Living in Harmony with Nature”, and today they have achieved a multitude of environ- mental leadership awards. Shaklee’s Get CleanR These products offer you a safe way to clean your home. Get Clean™ Products use biodegradable

    cleaning agents, which means they break down easily instead of hang- ing out in the ground for hundreds of years. These cleaners are formu- lated with: • no phosphates, borates, or

    nitrates. • no volatile organic cleaning

    compounds. • no toxic fumes. • no hazardous chemicals such

    as: Kerosene, Phenol, Lye, Am- monia, or the dangerous acids other products use.

    Three things you need to know about these products. They are safe for you, safe for your home, and safe for the planet. That is the Shaklee trademark. Get CleanR Household Many all-purpose cleaners may contain toxins that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Syn- thetic solvents may cause hormone disruptions. Organic solvents such as butyl cellosolve are neurotox- ins and nasal irritants. Another toxin, morpholine, can cause liver or kidney damage. Glass cleaners contain ammonia, a poison that can irritate skin, eyes, and the respira- tory system.

    Basic H2 64 fl. oz. (makes 192 gallons) #00029

    Basic H2 16 fl. oz. (makes 48 gallons) #00015 Organic biodegadable Ba- sic H2 contains none of these haz- ardous ingredients. It is a super- concentrated formula. It removes dirt, grease, and grime from any washable surface, inside or outside, with a no rinse, no residue, streak- free formula-when used as directed.

    Basic H2 CleaningWipes #00302 (35 wipes) Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Wipes provide

    all the powerful cleaning benefits as the Basic H2 concentrate cleaner with the convenience of a wipe. Cleans windows, mirrors, counter tops, furniture, walls, and more. No rinse, no residue, streak-free for- mula. Large, durable 7” x 8” wipe. Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes #00322 (35 wipes) Germ Off Wipes kills 99% of common household bacteria. These wipes clean, disinfect, and deodorize with one quick swipe. They are bleach free, and alcohol free. Large durable 7” x 8” wipes.

    For a concentrated germicide try: Shaklee’s Basic-G #00525 (32 oz.) 1 qt. makes 64 gallons (Not A Get Clean Product)

    The Shaklee Difference Toxic vs Non-Toxic

  • Get CleanR in The Kitchen Hand Dish Wash #00255 (16 fl. oz.) Shaklee’s dish wash liquid is soft on the hands. With a special formula that does not remove the natural oils in your skin, leaving your hands feeling soft. It has long lasting suds, is tough on grease, nontoxic, and contains no chlorine. Hand Wash Concentrate #00191 (32 fl. oz.)

    Hand Wash Concentrate is a super mild sudsy hand wash makes it a nice experience to wash your hands. It has wheat germ oil and algae extract to moisturize. Soy protein to condition, aloe, marshal- low, and linden flower extracts to soothe. It also contains rosemary and arnica extracts to energize your skin. Scour Off TM #00430 (9 oz.) Here’s an exclusive scouring cleanser that sets a new standard. Scour off is a paste, so it doesn’t form dust clouds. It cleans stuck- on messes. It even cleans burnt-on food in your oven. And it doesn’t burn off your nose hairs in the process.

    Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate #00295 (32 oz. pouch, washes 48 loads) Dispenser #50407 Now you can wash the dishes in the dish washer without getting any chlorine odors, or any other toxic fumes. Shaklee’s Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate contains no chlorine, no hazardous chemicals, no toxic fumes. It is super-concen- trated and fragrance free. Get CleanR For The Laundry Shaklee has everything you need to make doing laundry a little friendlier on your skin and easier on the environment. No more bleach or soapy odors when you’ve finished your laundry. Fresh Laundry Concentrate (powder) #00159 (5.5 lb.) #00160 (14 lb.) Fragrance-Free #00161 (5.5 lb.) Many laundry powders may con- tain irritants that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled, a common cause of allergic response. Triethanolamine dodecylbenzene- sulfonate is such an irritant, and is on the EPA and DOT hazardous substances list. Contact can ir- ritate and burn the skin and eyes, breathing it can irritate the nose,

    throat and lungs causing cough- ing, wheezing and/or shortness of breath. Repeated skin contact may cause dryness, itching, chronic ir- ritation, and rash. Fresh Laundry Concentrate contains none of these chemicals. Fresh Laundry Concentrate (liquid) #00066 (32 fl. oz.) #00114 (64 fl. oz.) Fragrance-free #00300 (32 fl. oz.) Fresh Laundry Concentrate (liquid) is specially formulated to perform in both standard and high-effeciency washers. It is a 2 in 1 detergent. A spot remover and detergent all in one. Get your clothes super soft with: Soft Fabric Concentrate