An Interesting Letter from an Allergy Sufferer Chemicals in cleaning supplies and their effects on one family by Healthy Clean Buildings -

A letter from an allergy sufferer reprinted from healthy clean environments newsletter with permission:
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CONCERNS: "From an Internet Parent ..." My oldest, 7 years old son, takes medication to control his Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Depression. Recently, I have also learned about the effects of cleaning chemicals (not the harsh stuff you would normally think of, but everyday things!!) on my son. These sources explained HOW a "normal" child exposed (just an open cleaning product container in the same room) can cause "false" symptoms or exaggerated symptoms of Dyslexia (where they write and read backwards). When these same chemicals are taken out of the picture, then the child is able to function "normally" again !!!!! Unfortunately, our children are bombarded by this stuff on a daily basis!!! In the schools, they clean with VERY harsh chemicals; in your homes, laundry soap stays in the fabric; cleaning chemicals under the sink gives off fumes in the air (remember the smell of the cleaning aisle in the store!!). There are chemicals on and in our food, and the list goes on and on!!!! As a result of this revelation, I wanted to get "as much 'chemicals' as possible" out of my son's environment. BIG difference!!!! After we cleared-out the existing chemicals and started to clean and launder in environmentally safe and preferable' cleaning products, his rash on his face cleared, all of our sinus infections cleared up, my husband now comments on the smell of homemade bread, and best of all, my son has calmed down a great deal!!! If you can, get as many, if not all of the chemicals out of yours and your children's environment. You will feel healthier and happier for it!!! I know we are!!! After your system has had a chance to get used to being "less chemically dependent," I recommend that you pay close attention to how your children (especially, the ones who are normally very active) behave when they get anywhere near a cleaning aisle in a store!!! My son was uncontrollable after just passing by the cleaning aisle at Wal-Mart one day!! No joke!! From: Catrina Larsen