The Rainbow vacuum cleaner is one of the world's best air purifiers.The Rainbow can be taken into any room and simply run for a quick 10, 20, 30 or more minutes air cleaning period. During that period, it will take 99.997 percent of all airborne dirt, filth and allergens and thrust them into a hurricane swirling bath of water which is inside the Rainbow's space age plastic water basin. After that air wash, the room will smell as clean as the air outside after it has rained. More importantly, the air in the room will be free of filthy airborne particles and allergens. The e Series E2 Rainbow vacuum cleaner has a quiet air purifying setting which can be run 24 / 7 to remove these airborne agents on a constant basis. Simply put it in the corner of a room, turn it on; you won't even hear it running.
The number one allergy causing agent which is found in the air of our offices and homes comes from a creature called the dust mite. The dust mite is a microscopic creature which floats on dust and dead skin cells; 40,000 of these creatures can float on one piece of dust. Imagine how many of them are in one room of a house, floating on the air or sitting on the furniture, bedding and carpeting! However, it is their fecal fecal matter / waste product that is the real culprit in causing the development of allergies and allergy attacks; dust mites release their waste 10 to 15 times a day. Can you imagine billions upon billions of these creatures going to the bathroom on your bedding, furniture and carpeting every day? Whenever we walk across a rug or carpet, sit down on a piece of furniture or plop down into our beds, we send millions of these dust mites and their allergy causing fecal matter into the air for our family members to breathe. The Rainbow vacuum and air purifying system completely removes these agents from your home. It is the only system in the world that does so.
One of the greatest indoor health hazards of this decade has been black mold spores. We try to make our homes more energy efficient by super sealing our windows, doors and walls so our houses can no longer breathe as they did in the past. At one time homes were able to breathe. Since houses are now better insulated and super sealed, any moisture that accumulates inside the walls, floors, attic, or basement cannot be evaporated in a non-breathing home, so it turns to mold. Black mold is now the number one cause of indoor environmental and fatal lung diseases and other physical maladies. This mold spreads throughout the house via the airventilation or heating or air conditioning units and causes serious illness, lung diseases that eventualy lead to death.
One of the great things about a Rainbow vacuum is that if you use it as an air purifier 24 / 7, it will remove the mold spores from the air and trap them inside the super sealed water basin. However, there is even greater news for Rainbow vacuum users concerning this affliction. There is a very inexpensive chemical called colloidal silver which can be purchased at most health food stores and most certainly on the internet at any colloidal silver website. Simply place a teaspoon of colloidal silver in the water basin and then add the water to it. As you run the Rainbow, all of the mold spores are killed by the colloidal silver. Also, the air that comes out of the Rainbow retains the colloidal silver agents, so as the air leaves the Rainbow and returns to the home or office, it kills any mold spores that it comes in contact with.
There are several other great qualities of the Rainbow vacuum / air purifier. First, the Rainbow can aromatize your home or office. There are very fine, hypoallergenic, oil-based fragrances which can be added to the water in the Rainbow vacuum water basin. There are many different fragrances; I prefer Mulberry. Once the fragrance is in the water, it does not evaporate because it has natural oils which stay on top of the water. (Alcohol-based fragrances evaporate within minutes.) You may put in fragrances while you use the Rainbow as an air purifier and it will fill your house with the aroma that you like. The fragrance will stay in the air up to twelve hours and may be considered aroma therapy. This process can also be done while you clean your home with the Rainbow vacuum. Simply place two drops of your favorite fragrance into the water basin, and as you clean, it will aromatize your whole house.
Next, whether you are cleaning or purifying the air with the Rainbow in your home or office, you may place two drops of airborne germ and bacterial cleaner in the water basin. The Rainbow will then send that agent into the air and kill airborne germs and bacteria. Have you ever noticed the sanitized "hospital smell" when you walk into a dentist's or doctor's office? Well, that is exactly what can be done to the air in your home and office when using the Rainbow system. The really neat thing about the Rainbow system is that the last substance which you place in the water basin is the last aroma that you will smell. However, all of the other substances will be in the air doing their respective jobs. For example, place a capful of airborne germ and bacteria solution in the Rainbow's water basin, then two tablespoons of colloidal silver, then two drops of your favorite fragrance and run the Rainbow as an air purifier or use it to clean, and all that you smell will be your favorite fragrance in the air. However, the airborne germ and bacteria killer and the colloidal silver will still be in the air doing their respective jobs. Remember, the last substance placed in the Rainbow's water basin is the last aroma that you will smell.
The Rainbow vacuum is certainly a welcome and needed health benefit to have in your home or office!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Health Tip: What's Behind My Watery Eyes?
Some common triggers By Diana Kohnle Wednesday, November 17, 2010The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center says these common airborne particles can trigger those annoying symptoms:
- Dander from pets and other animals.
- Fungi spores.
- Non-allergenic irritants, such as air pollution and tobacco smoke.
Watery eyes also occur when your body makes more tears than you lose through evaporation or drainage. Watery eyes or excess tearing may happen naturally in response to emotions or to cold, windy weather. Otherwise, persistent watery eyes can have many causes, including allergies and infections like those indicated above. A blocked tear duct is a common cause of watery eyes. Complications from dry eyes or eye irritation can trigger the release of a large amount of tears in an attempt to lubricate your eyes. The excess tears overwhelm the drainage system, causing watery eyes. If watery eyes don't resolve on their own, an eye doctor can determine and treat the cause.
Watery eyes occur when your body makes more tears than you lose through evaporation or drainage. Watery eyes or excess tearing may happen naturally in response to emotions or to cold, windy weather. Otherwise, persistent watery eyes can have many causes, including allergies and infections. A blocked tear duct is a common cause of watery eyes. Complications from dry eyes or eye irritation can trigger the release of a large amount of tears in an attempt to lubricate your eyes. The excess tears overwhelm the drainage system, causing watery eyes.
If watery eyes don't resolve on their own, an eye doctor can determine and treat the cause.
Monday, May 3, 2010
POISONS IN THE AIR
We're Poisoning Ourselves.......................... Did You Know?
The average home today contains 62 toxic chemicals - more than a chemistry lab at the turn of the century. According to the EPA – there are 150+ toxic substances in your home that are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than any other causative factors.Many scientists and doctors are discovering that there is a connection between our increased use of household chemicals and the increased incidence of chronic illnesses in children like cancer, asthma, ADD, birth defects, and a host of other problems. More than 72,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since WW II.Less than 2% of synthetic chemicals have been tested for toxicity, mutagenic, carcinogenic, or birth defects. The majority of chemicals have never been tested for long-term effects.An EPA survey concluded that indoor air was 3 to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air.Another EPA study stated that the toxic chemicals in household cleaners are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air.CMHC reports that houses today are so energy efficient that "outgassing" of chemicals has no where to go, so it builds up inside the home.We spend 90% of our time indoor, and 65% of our time at home. Moms, infants and the elderly spend 90% of their time in the home.
The National Cancer Institute released results of a 15-year study concluding that women who work in the home are at a 54% higher risk of developing cancer than women who work outside the home. Cancer rates have almost doubled since 1960. Cancer is the Number ONE cause of death for children.There has been a 26% increase in breast cancer since 1982. Breast cancer is the Number ONE killer of women between the ages of 35 and 54. Primary suspects are laundry detergents, household cleaners and pesticides. There has been a call from the U.S Canadian Commission to ban bleach in North America. Bleach is being linked to the rising rates of breast cancer in women, reproductive problems in men and learning and behavioral problems in children.Chemicals get into our body through inhalation, ingestion and absorption. Even touching a surface that the chemical has been on for days or even months before can be absorbed into our bodies.We breathe 10 to 20 thousand liters of air per day most dishwashing detergents include naptha, which is a central nervous system depressant; diethanolsamine, a possible liver poison; and chlorophenylphenol, a metabolic stimulant that is considered toxic.There are more than 3 million poisonings every year. Household cleaners are the Number ONE cause of poisoning of children.Since 1980, asthma has increased by 600%. The Canadian Lung Association and the Asthma Society of Canada identify common household cleaners and cosmetics as triggers.ADD/ADHD are epidemic in schools today. Behavioral problems have long been linked to exposure to toxic chemicals and molds. Use of Ritalin has skyrocketed since 1990.Chemical and environmental sensitivities are known to cause all types of headaches.Labeling laws do not protect the consumer - they protect big business.The New York Poison Control Center reports that 85% of product warning labels were either inadequate or incorrect for identifying a poison, and for first aid instructions.Formaldehyde, phenol, benzene, toluene, xylene are found in common household cleaners, cosmetics, beverages, fabrics and cigarette smoke. These chemicals are cancer causing and toxic to the immune system.Chemicals are attracted to, and stored in fatty tissue. The brain is a prime target for these destructive organics because of its high fat content and very rich blood supply.The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found more than 2500 chemicals in cosmetics that are toxic, cause tumors, reproductive complications, biological mutations and skin and eye irritations.Side effects of Chemical exposure can contribute to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, circulatory disorders, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and Hormonal problems. Pesticides only have to include active ingredients on the labels, even though the inert (inactive) ingredients may account for 99%, many of which are toxic and poisons.Most air fresheners interfere with your ability to smell by coating your nasal passages with an oil film, or by releasing a nerve deadening agent. Known toxic chemicals found in an air freshener:Our homes should have a complete change of air 3 or 4 time a day. New homes are built so air tight that it is impossible to get a complete change of air. We should leave our windows open on each side of our house for better cross ventilation.Bleach is a strong corrosive. It will irritate or burn the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. It may cause pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma if ingested.If you mix bleach with ammonia it may cause fumes which can be DEADLY.Most laundry detergents on our shelves contain Lye and it is the #1 polluter of our nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and oceans. It is also a carcinogen.According to the U.S. National Research Council, no information of toxic effects is available for 70% of the more than 48,500 synthetic chemicals listed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Less than one-tenth of these chemicals have been tested for chronic, reproductive, or mutagenic effects.When phenol touches your skin it can cause it to swell, burn, peel, and break out in hives. Can cause cold sweats, convulsions, Circulatory collapse, coma and even deathMost Furniture Polish contain Petroleum Distillates: Highly flammable, can cause skin and lung cancer. Phenol: (see Air fresheners, Phenol.) Nitrobenzene: Easily absorbed through the skin, extremely toxicAnti-bacterial Cleaners. may contain: Triclosan: Absorption through the skin can be tied to liver damage.Lice Shampoo is a pesticide and is especially vulnerable are children. It contains Lindane and Inhalation, ingestion, or ABSORPTION through the SKIN causes vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions and circulatory collapse. May cause liver damage, stillbirths, birth defects and cancer.A women's fertility has also been negatively affected by the increase use of chemicals. In 1934 only 21 cases of endometriosis existed in the entire world. Today over 5 million women have this condition, which causes infertility in the US alone.“Indoor air pollution is a suspected culprit in sudden infant death syndrome, which will take about 5,000 U.S. lives this year. The incidence of SIDS is higher in the winter, perhaps because decreased ventilation in the cold months traps air indoors, where contaminants become concentrated. It’s no coincidence that SIDS was recognized after the introduction of synthetic chemicals,” according to Nancy Green Sokol the author of Poisoning Our Children (Noble Press 1991).Unless a physician is one of those few thousand out of a half million doctors in the United States who has had special training in environmental medicine, he or she probably has little knowledge of the relationship between sickness and the toxins in our environment.Each day , Americans pour more than 32 million pounds of household cleaning products down the drain (that’s almost 12 billion pounds per year).Note: One other aspect to consider - and it not a minor one at all - is the high probability that women who wear a bra (and synthetic underwear in general) continually wear a TOXIC SKIN PATCH! Now that is a daring statement and we explain...Most modern laundry detergents are still alkaline-based with fancy ingredient names such as washer protection agents, processing aids and brightening agents. Simply put, however, the main ingredients are salt, sand and acid.The water softeners are aluminosilicates which are aluminum-based salts. Aluminum has been identified as a likely contributor to breast cancer!Frequently-found "processing aids" are sodium sulfates which are a salt derived from sulfuric acid - an effective drain cleaner. That is why washer protection agents such as sodium silicate is included because it protects your machine’s porcelain and metal from being eaten up by the "processing acids".Now, imagine what is happening to your clothes. Rinse water cannot be 100% effective in removing these toxic ingredients because some of them - such as fabric brightening agents - are formulated so that they can’t be rinsed out! Since your clothes are in direct contact with your skin, whatever they contain can be transferred into your body through the skin and that is why clothes become a big, toxic dermal patch throughout your entire life!What can one do about this? The first step would be to either change to a different, less toxic, laundry detergent or to eliminate detergents...
It's official: Staying home is hazardous to your health. Toxins found in the home injured 789,000 Americans between 1992 and 1995, and new research suggests that this figure is underestimated.."Toxins in cleaners and disinfectants can be found as close as your kitchen cabinets.. Toxins in U.S. homes now account for 90 percent of all reported poisonings each year," says Rose Ann Soloway, administrator of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.To address the climbing domestic injury rates associated with household toxins, Congress and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 1992 created the Unintentional Injury Center to focus on the health dangers of consumer goods and modern home living. Other federal agencies are following suit. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now has branches which deal with home indoor air quality, lead exposure and ubiquitous low-level toxicity, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes a pollution look-out list for first-time home buyers.