When I look at the title for my post today it reminds me of the Sesame Street segment, “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong.” Do I need to give you a hint which one doesn’t belong?
I am on a little bit of a rant today. I find such hypocrisy that so many people who refer to themselves as Crunchy or Granola moms, women who stress about cloth diapering and buying organic produce but think nothing of using or even promoting the use of Lysol, pesticides, Clorox products, Johnson & Johnson’s, Aveeno, Tide, Wisk, Shout, Resolve, Pledge, Neutrogena, Avon and I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture. I just want to shake them and say, “Do you even know what’s in those products? Do you think you can call yourself “Crunchy” when you allow that toxic waste in your home or worse bathe your baby with it?” I throw up a little in my mouth when bloggers who are extreme couponers show off their enormous hoards of products and cringe as I think about the air quality in their home from the out-gassing of those products. Or when they brag they got it for ten cents, I wouldn’t even take that for free. If you mention something they call you jealous of their stock piled poison.
As a mother of a cancer survivor, I try to educate others on the dangers of these products but it mostly falls on deaf ears, they’re only concerned with right now, not down the road how these products could impact their family’s lives. They talk about allergies, asthma and skin rashes not even thinking it could be from the chemical levels in the air of their homes and the residue left from so many household products they use. I even approached one blogger with Crunchy, Granola, Organic and everything else in her blog title when she was promoting a campaign for Lysol products which was ironically called “Healthy Home”, haha Lysol and Healthy Home a complete oxymoron. I was approached with the same campaign and turned it down flat as I do for Johnson & Johnson’s, Aveeno etc. I would never promote such toxic products. Well, she asked me what I wanted from her, she tries to be crunchy when she can but this was a paid opportunity and she was taking it.
Going through my news feed makes me want to scream, pushes and campaigns, coupons for these carcinogen filled products is so rampant. Please readers if you do nothing else, research what I told you, know what you have in your home and what you’re buying in the store. Don’t think if you don’t concern yourself it won’t matter, because it does. Have you ever wondered why there are such increases in allergies, asthma, cancer, autism, miscarriage, infertility, birth defects, Alzheimer’s etc.? If you have, then you need to educate yourself on the dangers. Please knowledge is power, good health is priceless!!! Stepping off the soap box now and you can rest assured it is not from Tide!