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This is part 2 of the 3 part Series, LIVING GREEN.

This is part 2 of the 3 part Series, LIVING GREEN.

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  • 3. IN-UTERO
    • Choline: eggs. Cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, veg, meat, fish, nuts
    • Amniotic Fluid is Flavored Soup!
    • Aromas
    • Allergy-Free Baby:
      • ↑ Omega-3FA, antioxidants, probiotics, farming
      • ↓ smoking, peanuts, acetaminophen
    • Bacteria – Listeria: Avoid
      • Soft Cheeses: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Mexican queso fresco, any w/ blue veins
      • Food from deli counters
      • Hot dogs, packaged cold cuts, pate, smoked seafood and leftovers
      • Raw or unpasteurized milk
      • Raw/partially cooked eggs, meat, poultry
    • Water: check labels or filter tap water
    • Caffeine: easily passes thru placenta;
    • Exercise
    2004 Study
  • 4. BIRTH
    • Birth Plan – include eco friendly concerns
    • Doula – comfort/aid; your green advocate
      • Research has shown having a doula present during labor/delivery reduces invasive & unnecessary medical intervention.
        • 50% Dec in cesareans, 36% dec for pain meds 70% dec for pitocin and significant dec in length of labor
          •; Doulas of North America
          • 800-45-Doula; Nathional Association of Postpartum Care Services
    • Midwives
    • Place of birth : “Green” = least amount of medical intervention
      • Hospital – for at-risk women; Where preferred physician will deliver
      • Birth Center – mid point; not for at-risk women
      • Home Birth – no additional mortality risk found w/ low-risk pregnancies
    • Baby Bag
      • Organic cotton bedding/clothes; Pure soaps, vs. hospitals – if they require more than just water; cloth diapers/environmentally friendly disposable
    • Natural Childbirth
    • Carbon Neutral Delivery: $15 wind power card,, plant a tree
    Episiotomies Vacuum deliveries C-sections Home – 2% Home – 1 in 200 Home – less than 1 in 25 Hospital – 33% Hospital – 1 in 20 Hospital – 1 in 5
  • 5. NURSING
    • Immediately after delivery – newborn seek out
      • Contracts uterus
    • Calcium: tofu, tempeh, sesame seeds, greens, figs, kale, soybeans, bok choy, tahini, almonds, spinach (1000mg/day)
    • Organic / Local
      • Top 5: Beef, Milk, Potatoes, Apples, Soy
    • Cut back on processed foods
      • Avg. American consumes 150 lbs of processed food additives/yr
    • Optimally ideal; Inc Immune Fxn; Stem Cells
    • Formula – GO organic! Numerous reasons
    In-Utero… and beyond!
      • Nutritional advice
      • How do they treat ear infections?
        • Academy of pediatrics now teaches that most often they health better on their own, w/o antibiotics; Chiropractic care
      • How do they treat eczema?
      • Recommended shampoos & other products
      • What do they buy for their own families to eat, drive, etc.?
      • Vaccinations? Schedule.
  • 7. DIAPERS
    • Disposable?
      • 50 YEARS per diaper!!!!
      • Asthma/TSS/Infertility
      • Dump the “dirt”y’s
    • Eco-Diapers
    • Flushable
    • Cloth
    Disposable diaper impact is equivalent to burning 54 gallons a year for EVERY diaper use.
  • 8. TOYS
    • Wood
      • unfinished are best
    • Cloth Toys/Stuffed Animals
      • Organic fibers
    • Plastic:
      • Phthalates – teethers
      • BPA
        • CDC found BPA in the urine of nearly 95% of the people they tested in a bottle study
        • USE: 1,2,4,5 on bottom but Glass is best!
      • PVC
      • Polycarbonate
  • 9. BABY CARE
    • REMEMBER their body systems are still developing
    • Chemicals tested individually NOT in combination & not for long term effects
    • Products to label check:
      • Shampoos
      • Body Wash/Liquid Soap
      • Toothpaste
      • Sunscreen
      • Baby wipes
      • Lotions/Moisturizers
      • Diaper Cream/ Baby Poweder
  • 10. LAUNDRY
    • REMEMBER their body systems are still developing
    • Chemicals tested individually NOT in combination & not for long term effects
    • Products to label check:
      • Shampoos
      • Body Wash/Liquid Soap
      • Toothpaste
      • Sunscreen
      • Baby wipes
      • Lotions/Moisturizers
      • Diaper Cream/ Baby Poweder
  • 11. ~ Video ~
  • 13. NURSERY
    • Locally manufactured
    • Conserve natural resources
      • organic, cork, bamboo
    • Salvaging / Recycle
    • Non-Toxic
    • Paint – Rid of deteriorated lead paint
      • EPA pamphlet – Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home
      • Natural/Milk paints: Zero-VOC paints
        • Real Milk Paint Co.: just add water;
        • Organic paint -
        • Natural paints –
  • 14. NURSERY
    • PVC-Free Wall Coverings
      • Duron;
      • ModGreenPod – 100% organic cotton wallpaper;
    • Flooring:
      • Refinish hardwood: eco-friendly floor finishes
      • New Wood: FSC-certified wood
      • Bamboo
      • Cork
      • Carpet – attract undesirable organisms
    • Crib:
      • Mattresses: AVOID:
        • PVC – polyvinyl chloride
        • Phthalates
        • Polyurethane foam
    • Organic cotton bedding
  • 15. KITCHEN
    • Appliances
      • generate energy that uses up natural resources and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions
      • As you replace Green Star Label;
    • Disposable Table ware
      • Corn / Corn Starch
      • Compostable – potato starch / soy oil
      • treecycle –
      • world centric eco store –
    If just 1 in 10 households bought Energy Star heating/cooling products, the change would keep 18 BILLION lbs of greenhouse gas emissions out of the air! That would be like planting 1.7 million acres of new trees!
  • 16. KITCHEN
    • Dishes: wash by hand? Dishwasher?
      • water consumption (g) & energy consumption (kh)
    • Fridge – single biggest power consumer
      • Energy Star = 48,000,000 metric tons CO2 out of atmos
      • Green it up! –
        • Change coils 2x/yr
        • Space b/t fridge & wall
        • tight seals
        • trade in old for NEW! – save $70-80/yr
    Efficient dishwasher 868 g 276 kh By hand, 2 basin sink 1419 g 295 kh Standard dishwasher 1563 g 344 kh Eff. d/w, rinse first 2778 g 677 kh Stan d/w, rinse first 3473 g 735 kh By hand, running water 5974 g 1243 kh
  • 17. KITCHEN
    • Under the sink – DUN DUH DUH DUH DUNNNN
      • Go Non-toxic, chlorine, solvent, fragrance, dye & phosphate free
        • Get Clean – Basic H; Seventh Generation, Ecover, Begely’s best, Restore
      • Warning Labels! = not good for you or environment!!!
      • Look for biodegradable, non toxic, environmentally responsible
      • DIY Alternatives
        • Vinegar/water/lemons/baking soda/peroxide/castile soap
    • Workspace
      • Natural light
      • Just say no to particle board!
      • Consider salvaged materials for counter tops
  • 18. PESTS
    • Ew… disease spreaders!
    • Prevent
      • Securely wrap/store food
      • keep tables/counters food free
      • clean well every night
      • empty garbage bags regularly
      • keep outdoor cans securely closed
      • clear wood piles & weeds from around home outside
      • locate/seal holes in walls/floors
      • check air vents & crawl spaces
  • 19. PESTS
    • Ants killer
      • soapy water & citrus oil, sugar/boric acid in a jar w/ holes
      • Pheromone traps
      • Boric acid in cracks (TOXIC if ingested!)
    Disposal of dangerous poisons via a local toxic waste drop-off site. Locate your nearest facility @ Enter your zip and click on “Household Hazardous Waste”
  • 20. BATHROOM
    • Earth Friendly TP
      • Bleaching  produces dioxins
      • “ Natural” is meaningless
      • “ Unscented”  no such luck
    • Turn off Faucet! ~ 2.5 Gallons of water per MINUTE!!
      • Turning off faucet while brush saves 1,825 gallons/yr.
    • Make Your own Bathroom goods
      • Toothpaste (baking soda/peppermint oil)
      • Mouthwash (chew on parsley or fresh mint)
      • Bath Water Softener (add baking soda)
      • Moisturizer (whipped egg yolk, milk, yogurt, olive oil)
    • Medicine Cabinet
      • Pharmaceuticals & personal car products
  • 21. BATHROOM
    • Baby Bathroom
      • Diaper Rash: Remedy ~ FRESH AIR, change frequently
      • Colds: Netti Pot,
      • Teething Soothers:,,
      • Eczema: prevention is key ~ be PATIENT
        • Most often reaction to these 6 foods:
          • Cows milk, soy, peanuts, eggs, fish, wheat
          • Wool
        • Fragrance free
        • Avoid perspiration for baby
        • Humidifier, if dry air
        • Quick luke warm baths w/o soaps
    CDC reported that cough & cold medications are no more effective than a placebo for reducing acute cough & other symptoms in children younger than 2.
  • 22. BATHROOM
    • Baby Bathroom
      • Ear Infections: REMEDY ~ time, warm baby oil drops or olive oil
      • Baby Vitamins: Vit D!!
    • Energy Efficiency
      • Tankless water heaters ~ 34% more efficient
      • Composting toilet
      • Recycled shower & sink water to toilet
      • Hot Water recirculation pumps
    • Conserve Water
      • 75% daily use is in/out of bathroom
    According to Amer. Academy of Ped. Of 10 million antibiotic prescriptions for ear infections, between 8.5 & 9.5 million of them didn’t actually help the children.
  • 23. BATHROOM
    • Conserve Water
      • Toilet: before 1994 ~ about 5 gallons/flush
        • Check for leaks (food coloring)
        • place ½ gallon plastic jug filled w/ water in gravel in the tank
      • Shower: installed before 1992 = 5 gallons/min.
    • So Much Info. So Little Time
      • Cumulative effect.. Think about it, from personal, to cleaning, to daily living, i.e. foods/fabrics/environment… YIKES!!!
      • Asthma, lungs, carcinogens, fumes, kidney/liver damage, resistant bacteria, eye irritation,
      • THROW AWAY
        • DANGER, POISON, Chlorine Bleach, Ammonia
      • Buy GREEN!!!!!!!!!
  • 25.
    • We believe home should be the safest place in the world.
  • 26. FACT: Common household cleaners and appliances give off fumes, which can potentially increase the risk of children developing asthma FACT: An average of one out of every 13 school-aged children has asthma FACT: Asthma rates in children under age five have increased more than 160% from 1980-1994 FACT: Some 20 million Americans have asthma REAL DIRT ON CLEAN “ We are conducting a vast toxicologic experiment in our society, in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subject” Dr. Herbert Needleman Pediatrician and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • 27. ARE YOU LIVING IN A TOXIC HOME? FACT: The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year FACT: The following household cleaning products are designated as household hazardous waste by the EPA, and “improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health” Oven cleaners Drain cleaners Wood and metal cleaners and polishes Toilet cleaners Tub, tile, and shower cleaners Bleach (laundry)
  • 28. WHAT’S UNDER YOUR SINK? Chlorine Bleach is the chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings in the U.S. Degreasers may contain petroleum distillates, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue around nerve cells Glass Cleaners may contain ammonia. Ammonia fumes can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system Oven Cleaners can be one of the most dangerous cleaning products, which can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat Toilet Bowl Cleaners can be extremely dangerous cleaning products, which can be harmful just by breathing the fumes—and fatal if swallowed
  • 29. SODIUM HYDROXIDE Inhalation is immediately irritating to the respiratory tract Contact can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth, and throat Can cause liver and kidney damage May be found in: Dishwashing liquids Laundry products Oven cleaner Scouring cleansers Tub and tile cleaners
  • 30. HYDROCHLORIC ACID Can cause severe damage to skin Can be harmful to health, just by breathing the fumes Can be fatal if swallowed May be found in: Odor eliminators Toilet bowl cleaners
  • 31. BUTYL CELLOSOLVE Can cause irritation and tissue damage from inhalation A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the acute exposure limit May be found in: All-purpose cleaners Cleaning wipes Degreasers Floor polish Rug shampoos Toilet bowl cleaners Tub and tile cleaners Window cleaners
  • 32. WHAT CAN YOU DO?
    • Step One: Go to the National Institutes of Health Household Products Database and find out what you have in your home
    • Step Two: Enter names of chemicals and see which brands contain them
    • Step Three : Look up Toxicity Information or Health Information for the chemical
    • Properly dispose of harmful products
    • Find safer choices
  • 33.
    • For 50 years, Shaklee has created products that improve the health of people and the planet
    • In 1960, Shaklee introduced Basic-H ® , one of the first biodegradable, nontoxic cleaners
    • Basic-H was selected as an official Earth Day product, has been used on Jacques Cousteau’s ships, in the Biosphere 2 Project, and by many other environmental groups
  • 35. POWERFUL CLEAN We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice powerful convictions for powerful cleaners. And vice versa. Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate is twice as effective as Method ® Dish Soap and Seventh Generation ® Dishwashing Liquid on grease* Nature Bright ® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover is twice as effective than OxiClean ® on grass stains* Basic H 2 ™ Organic Super Cleaning Wipes cleans twice as much dirt than Pledge Wipes on vinyl flooring* Basic H 2 (at ¼ tsp in 16 oz. water), Method ® Go Naked Spray, and Seventh Generation ® Free and Clear Spray were tested on clean tile. Both the Method and Seventh Generation products left film and streaks .  Basic H 2 left none. Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible is 33% Better at removing soil and stains than All ® Small & Mighty™* Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible Outperforms Shout ® and Spray ‘n Wash ® on spot removal* *These performance comparisons were done on March 29, April 24, 2006 and January 11, 2007 and are valid only for the named products marketed at that time. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  • 36. Earth-Friendly Product Choices GREEN CLEAN We believe cleaning house shouldn’t involve dirtying the earth.
    • Sustainable ingredients from natural sources
    • Biodegradable
    • Recyclable packaging
    • Recyclable
    • No Toxins
    • No volatile organic cleaning compounds
    • Shaklee does not test on animals
  • 37.
    • Clean Credentials
    • Nontoxic
    • Sustainable ingredients from natural sources
    • Ultraconcentrated
    • Biodegradable surfactants
    • No phosphates
    • Product Description
    • Ultraconcentrated—16 ounces makes 48 gallons of all-purpose cleaner
    • Use on any washable surface, inside or outside
    • Great for Degreasing – Better than Basic I ® !
    Basic H 2™ Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate
  • 38.
    • Add ¼ teaspoon to 16 ounces of water
    • Makes 214 28-oz. bottles of ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner
    • Around $0.05 per bottle of Basic H 2 all-purpose cleaner (16 oz.)
    Basic H 2™ Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate All Purpose = ¼ teaspoon
    • Add 2 drops to 16 ounces of water
    • Makes over 5,704 28-oz. bottles of ready-to-use window cleaner
    • Less than $0.01 per bottle of Basic H 2 window cleaner (16 oz.)
    • Equivalent cleaning power on windows and mirrors to Windex ® Original Formula*
    *This performance comparison was done on April 20, 2007 and is valid only for the named products marketed at that time. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Window = 2 drops Degreasing = 1 ½ teaspoons NEW
    • Add 1½ teaspoons to 16 ounces of water
    • Makes 36 28-oz bottles of ready-to-use degreaser Around $0.33 per bottle of Basic H 2 degreaser (16 oz.)
    • Works better than Basic I ®
    • Use to clean barbecue grills, ovens, stovetops, stove pans, driveways and more!
  • 39. Smart for your wallet Smart for your family Smart for the planet 100% Satisfaction Guarantee SMART CLEAN We believe in saving you money, while we go about saving the earth.
  • 40.
    • Eliminates 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills
    • Eliminates 248 pounds of greenhouse gases
    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Switching from conventional brands to the Get Clean ™ Starter Kit:
  • 41. WIN WIN WIN
    • Fill out your Healthy Home Checklist
    • Try your Basic H 2
    • Make a post on Momapalooza about your experience and get put into the drawing TWICE to WIN!!