Home Pollution 2 (24-05-2001) How was your shopping this week, did you find yourself buying less cleaning stuff than usual? Let's see what else is bad for us. Insect repellents are not immediately as deadly to humans as to insects, the fact that they are deadly to insects establishes their poisonous relationship to all living beings. Insect poisons should never be used in homes except under conditions of no occupancy. Carpeting can also be a source of pollutants. Long after the dust and odors that they normally give off may have subsided, the synthetic of which they are made decompose and pollute the air. The dust, dirt, filth and debris which carpets accumulate and the excreta that result due to their bacterial decomposition assault us. Among the poisons likely to accumulate in our homes from bacterial decomposition are carbon dioxide, methane gas and ammonia. Any decaying substance, whether it's garbage, meats or other foodstuffs, pollute the air with the byproducts of bacterial activity. Electric motors in appliances give off pollution. All drugs and medicines that are sprayed into the mouth and nose are toxic. Preservatives and additives added to foods to enhance appearance, retard spoilage etc.. are toxic. In cooking their gases permeate our household and are an additional source of pollution. Volatile oils, especially from polishes, mustard oil, onions garlic and other pungent herbs, are not welcome in the lungs. If you eat an onion or piece of garlic, the lungs are one of the eliminating organs through which their toxic components are expelled. The oils of frying foods are not only toxic and very carcinogenic, but, when inhaled, they tend to coat the lungs. Heated oils give off acrolein. While it may smell fine, it is really a Trojan horse, for its pleasant odor is contrary to its toxic nature. Home air pollution occurs from anything that is burned, cooked or heated ( except water ) If you can smell anything, you can be sure that the air is polluted Antiseptics can also be called antibiotics. They are not in any way antiseptic because the term means "against poison" They are actually antibiotics because they are destructive to life. They destroy bacteria wholesale as well as living cells of skin, mouth and lungs. If any odor can be detected, then it will be harmful. Humans give off toxic wastes from lungs and skin throughout the day and night. These wastes include carbon dioxide, carbonic acid and minute amounts of other exudates. The air expelled from the lungs is oxygen depleted. In closed homes ( as in winter ) the air becomes polluted from our own effluvia and de-oxygenized from breathing. We are likely to breathe and re-breathe spent air and its load of toxic waste. All this, coupled with the multitude of other pollutants, makes the average home a very polluted place. The purpose of this article is not to frighten us to death but to teach us to exercise some discrimination when we do our shopping. Maybe we store stacks of unnecessary cleansers, ant and cockroach sprays, ammoniated cleaners etc.. Just because adds on TV and magazines are trying to persuade us that our homes are dirty and we should spend our monies on their products. Are we again the gullible victims of unscrupulous profit hungry manufacturers? Let' think about that one!!!!!!!!!! Until next week. Stay well, The Crazy Nut Team.