Poisons and Toxins
A poison is either a natural or synthetic chemical compound which is able to produce a noxious, morbid, or fatal effect on living cells or body when adequate amounts are taken or given. A toxin is a kind of poison which formed within living cells or microorganisms and causes injuries or hamper the normal biological functions in other living cells or microorganisms. In other words, Toxins are poisonous chemical compounds of biologic origin, which means synthesized by animals, plants as well as organisms.
A Pesticide is any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life that are considered to be pests. Pesticides include herbicides for destroying weeds and other unwanted vegetation, insecticides for controlling a wide variety of insects, fungicides used to prevent the growth of molds and mildew, disinfectants for preventing the spread of bacteria, and compounds used to control mice and rats.
Personal Care Products are any items intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to any part of the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance. These items include things like soap, facial cleanser/moisturizer/toner, shampoo, cream rinse, hair gels/mousse/spray, shaving cream, toothpaste, body lotion, perfumes, colognes, deodorant, makeup, nail polish, nail polish remover.
Household Cleaners are products designed to clean multiple common household surfaces. This includes products, such as laundry detergent, laundry whiteners, laundry softeners, spot and stain removers, upholstery cleaners, furniture polish, tile and grout cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, mildew cleaner, glass cleaners, floor cleaner, air fresheners, oven cleaner, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, disinfectant cleaner, and all-purpose cleaners.
With excessive exposure, heavy metals can affect the normal function of the body. Examples of heavy metals that can cause toxicity include lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and chromium. Exposure may occur through the diet, from medications, from the environment, or in the course of work or play. Heavy metals can enter the body through the skin, or by inhalation or ingestion.
Electromagnetic Fields or EMFs are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. Mid to high-frequency radiation can, under certain circumstances, lead to cellular and or DNA damage with prolonged exposure.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a group that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate accountability. Their mission is to empower you with breakthrough research to make informed choices and live a healthy life in a healthy environment.