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"Inspiring and Educating Parents About The Exposure To Poisons In Their Homes" A Mom Spreads the Word about National Poison Prevention Week: March 21-27, 2004

"Inspiring and Educating Parents About The Exposure To Poisons In Their Homes" A Mom Spreads the Word about National Poison Prevention Week: March 21-27, 2004

Reminding parents about the dangers in their homes. Promoting Poison Prevention Week: March 21-27, 2004. Informing parents about safer alternatives.

Middleboro, MA (PRWEB) March 14, 2004

She was the quintessential mom and housewife of the 1950s, a role model who set the standard for what the American stay-at-home mom was all about. June Cleaver, the icon mom on the sitcom Leave It to Beaver, was in her prime several decades before most of todayÂ’s moms were even born. Today's inspirational mom, Christina Hughes is well on her way to achieving her goal of inspiring, educating, and helping parents create environmental, health and financial wellness for the 21st Century.

Inspiring Parents educates and informs parents about the hazards lurking unknowingly in their homes. Today, Inspiring Parents has more than 500 members who are spreading the word and teaching others about toxins and environmental wellness.

"We are educating parents about their home environments and the risk of inhaling, absorbing or ingesting dangerous chemicals found in everyday household product," shares Hughes. "Today, there are more people who have allergies, asthma, ADD, ADHD, and cancer than 10-20 years ago. Why is that?" Many resources including the Environmental Protection Agency suggest that common household and personal care products are to blame. Over 1.5 million young children are poisoned each year by a cleaning or personal care product. If a child were to ingest a cleaning product right from under the kitchen sink, one would have to call 911 or poison control. But with environmentally-safer products, people don't have to worry about possible harm or even death if they are used improperly.

ALERT: Liquid Dish Soap (in most brands - contains formaldehyde and ammonia) is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of 6 (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year).

Results of an analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products:

884 are toxic

146 cause tumors

218 cause reproductive complications

314 cause biological mutation

376 cause skin and eye irritations

(Source: United States House of Representatives report, 1989)

Poisonprevention. org states - "Some 30 children die every year due to accidental poisonings, and approximately 1 million phone calls are placed to Poison Control Centers annually by adults seeking help when children have swallowed something harmful. In an effort to prevent such tragic events, National Poison Prevention Week was established by the U. S. Congress on September 16, 1961 (P. L. 87-319). Shortly thereafter, the Poison Prevention Week Council was organized to coordinate this annual event." Website: www. poisonprevention. org/main. html (http://www. poisonprevention. org/main. html) and the National Poison Control Hotline # 800-222-1222.

It's Inspiring Parent's goal to not only educate about the potential dangers found in everyday products but to help let them know there are safer, yet equally as effective alternatives. Eliminating products with phenols, formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals not only reduces the chance of accidental poisoning but also reduces the risk of developing other ailments associated with exposure to such toxins.

"My goal is to educate one family at time about the dangers of toxins and chemicals in the home and letting them know that there are environmentally-safer alternatives to what they are buying and using."

For a free home toxin checklist and information about the toxins and chemicals in your home please visit: enhancelives. toxicfreehomes. com or call Christina at 508-947-6710.