Scientists from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Duke University recently released a groundbreaking study that found a biomarker of the cancer-causing TDCIPP in the bodies of all 22 mothers and 26 children tested.
TDCIPP, a known carcinogen, and other hazardous fire retardants are commonly found in furniture, nap mats, changing table pads, nursing pillows, and other consumer products. Compared to their mothers, the children’s levels tested nearly five times higher, and in the most extreme case a child had 23 times the levels measured in the mother!
This is not a new problem with flame-retardants. In fact, in the 1970’s research published in the journal Science showed us that children who wore pajamas treated with flame-retardants had a mutagenic metabolite in their urine that children who wore non-treated pajamas did not have. In 1977 The Consumer Product Safety Commission even banned certain flame-retardants from children’s clothing after a National Cancer Institute study showed that it caused tumors in laboratory animals, and there is now clear evidence that TDCIPP causes tumors in animals in multiple organs.
Most parents would be appalled by someone sitting and smoking cigarettes next to their child, but would never even consider that the couch or the pillow the child lies on for 8-10 hours per day is having the exact same carcinogenic effect. This is because everybody knows cigarette smoke is toxic. What we DON’T know see are all of the other major sources of toxicity that our children are being exposed to –furniture, cleaners, bedding, plastic toys, GMOs, tap water, glyphosate, vaccines, food additives, etc. Combine all of these toxins and you get a health epidemic like we are seeing developing right now, and it’s starting in our children.
Detox is not just for adults, it’s for everyone. The bucket begins filling in utero, that’s been proven through many studies. When do you start emptying the bucket? As soon as you can and as often as you can. Our girls have detoxed since they were born. They sleep with an air purifier, eat a whole foods diet, eat fermented foods and take probiotics, and even love taking CytoDetox which binds and eliminates the most dangerous of toxins. This isn’t to say they are guaranteed to be toxin-free, it’s just one step my wife and I have decided to take for the well-being of our children, and we recommend the same to everyone.