Sunday, June 20, 2010

Danger, Warning Caution -- What do They Mean?

You know those Danger, Warning and Caution labels on products? Do you know exactly what they mean? You might be surprised.  

These labels can be found on soaps, lotions, cleaning products, toothpaste, mouthwash, laundry supplies, shampoos, conditioners and many other everyday consumables.


You might just want to re-think products with these labels because there ARE sensible & simple alternatives

DANGER means that the chemical is harmful or fatal if swallowed. Ingestion of a small taste to a teaspoon could kill an average sized adult.

WARNING means that the chemical is harmful if swallowed. Ingestion of a teaspoon to an ounce could kill an average sized adult.

CAUTION means that the chemical is harmful if swallowed.  Ingestion of an ounce to a pint could kill an average adult.

"Five to ten million household poisonings are reported every year.
Many of these poisonings are fatal, and most of the victims are children."
Debra Lynn Dadd, author "The Nontoxic Home and Office

Whether accidental poisoning or serious disease, the choices that we make in our homes regarding household products can have a deadly impact on long-term health for our family members, especially our children.