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In Seattle, a number of firefighters have a battle with cancer and the statistics involved is a bit alarming. Over a third of the firefighters in the city of Seattle that were hired before the mid 70s have some illness. more than a third of Seattle firefighters hired before 1977 have developed

“In 2006, a University of Cincinnati study found an increased risk of 10 cancers connected with firefighting, and four others with a significantly increased risk connected to firefighting – testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer and multiple myeloma. The study that noted the actual risk of cancer might be underestimated because firefighters are typically considered healthier than the general population when they enter their careers.” This is according to the Alaska Journal.

It brings up a lot of questions of sacrifice and putting your own life at risk. This isn’t true just for firefighters but for teachers that work in rough neighborhoods and other professionals.

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In the news it was reported that BPA which is in lots of common hard plastics including plastic bottles and containers , contact lenses and lots of other daily items can have risks. A study showed that there is higher incidence of diabetes and heart issues for those with more exposure. Some of the common items containing bpa can include aluminum tin cans, baby bottles , water bottles. cds, dvds etc.

Wal Mart and Target are stepping up to start phasing this out which I thought was interesting.

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Eco friendly household cleaning products are the rage now, but Miracle II Green Soap has been out for 25 years.  People are going green now due to environmental concerne as well as due to having sensitive skin, concerns about the lymphatic system being vulnerable to chemicals in our deodorants, detergents and fragrances as well as for saving money.

Keep in mind that it’s nice to not pollute our water system with chemicals . Don’t forget that people with asthma benefit by using earth friendly products. I know at some yoga centers I go to they have signs about no perfumes due to allergies and concern for others.

Others like the simplicity of things- you can take 2 teaspoons of miracle ii soap , stick it in a 24 oz walgreen spray bottle and add water. That can then be used for cleaning the home, mirrors and you don’t need tons of cleaners. You can add moisturizing soap into another spray bottle to use for shampoos, showers and shaving your legs. Then after you take a bath, take the bath water with the soap and put it in your drains and you’ll keep your pipes clean too. It is fun to think about how making a sparkling environment also saves money and that you then can save on a plumber too by the leftover bath water being used as a de-greaser. I always love when one thing can multiply as two , three or four.

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