Chemercial: Movie Inspiration

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store_rightA great movie that gets you thinking. Chemercial: A Clean for a new Generation, investigates what the addition of chemicals to everyday cleaning products such as soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, and tile cleaners do to indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is usually about 10 times more toxic then outside air. So Andrew Nisker the film’s director and narrator decided to look at the chemicals that are a part of everyday lives, and managed to get the Goode Family to remove all chemicals from their home for a period of 3 months to see what happens. The Goodes are a straight forward Canadian family, and buy accordingly. They, like many Canadians, have been hit by a job loss, so need to trim their budget.

That is the basic premise of the movie, however, the improvement to the Goode’s standard of living was what gave the movie its impact. Their youngest suffered from asthma,  that cleared up during the three months. They felt more energized, and were saving a considerable amount of money each month. Now the obvious flaw is that most of us would never make our own laundry detergent, and the non-toxic substitutes are substantially more expensive.
The other interesting comment I took away from this film, was when the Goode’s are taking their old products to the dump. These products, which we’ve been told are perfectly safe, are required by law are considered the hazardous waste . If the government recognizes them as hazardous, and most of the products clearly state that they are hazardous, then why are they allowed to sold.
So my action is to remove these products from my home. Replace them with non-toxic, and count my lucky stars that I might escape from getting cancer, from all the stuff that has been in my life.

So what do you think about all the chemicals you buying?

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