By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.

It is becoming more and more apparent every day that many household products are causing major diseases in humans with possible consequences for animals also.

Many household items like cleaning products, air fresheners, bath products and toothpaste plus mouthwashes contain different types of parabens.

What is a paraben?

A paraben is a class of chemicals used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, as a preservative to stop bacterial and fungal growth in their products.

This may be important for manufacturers to sustain non-bacterial and non-fungal products for your protection and theirs, but are they exposing you to far greater dangers that they do not mention?

What are the hidden, health dangers for you, your family and your pets?

A recent article appearing in The Daily Health journal from the United Kingdom, states that the Journal of Toxicology recently published that researchers that tested the malignant mammary tissue of 160 human patients, found that 99% of the tissues contained at least one type of paraben.

Parabens are known as estrogen mimickers and as we know, elevated estrogen may be the cause of many different types of cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

My clinical studies in animals have shown that all of the cancer patients that I have all been involved with over the years, had elevated total estrogen which not only measures ovarian estrogen but also adrenal estrogen in both males and females.

An even greater danger lies with being exposed to an estrogen mimicker because it will not be included in the tests for total estrogen because of its chemical structure yet it functions as an estrogen.

Further of my clinical studies have indicated that an elevated total estrogen will suppress the B lymphocytes production of antibodies and a possible indicator of a patient’s exposure to an estrogen mimicker may be indicated by performing a simple blood test that indentifies a normal total estrogen with suppressed antibodies.

What are some of the commonly used household products that may contain parabens?

NOTE: Please realize that the names of the following chemicals may be foreign to all of us, but their side effects will be available on Google and you might merely use this article for reference information.

According to The Daily Health journal, be aware of products used for bathing that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, cocoamide DEA and parabens.

Be aware of products that are contained in deodorants like DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, limonene.

Make up, like eye shadow may contain propyleneglycol, bronopol and formaldehyde.

Mascaras may contain nano particles and perfumes may contain isopropyl alcohol, phthalates and fragrances.

Prescription medications may contain chemicals, preservatives, colorings and stabilizers.

Toothpaste, mouthwash and breath fresheners may all contain fluoride, which is a dangerous neurotoxin.

Many cleaning products contain trichosanthes which can be inhaled and may be very damaging even though you are wearing rubber gloves.

Air fresheners contain limonene and linalool.

What about eating a simple breakfast?

Coffee and tea may contain fluorides and pesticides.

Some artificial sweeteners contain synthetic roach poison while other artificial sweeteners are processed into formaldehyde.

You need to be concerned about manufacture fruit juices because they may contain artificial colorings, additives and high amounts of fructose from corn syrup.

A further concern of mine is that the fructose that may be refined from corn may have been produced from genetically modified seeds which may even be a bigger problem for all of us today.

Bacon and other processed meat products may contain parabens and sodium nitrites.

Jams and jellies often contain high levels of corn fructose.

The truth of the matter is that the manufacturers believe that the small amount of parabens contained in their products will cause no health problems.

In reality this may not be true, and after prolonged use and in combination with other products that contain parabens, there may be even greater health concerns.

It seems that we are dammed if we do and dammed if we don’t.

I hope this article will make you aware of some of the subtle parabens that do reside in our environment that just might be an important health deterrent for you, your family and your pets.

These are just some of my thoughts.

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