Thursday, May 20, 2010
Organic Recycled Papers Are Gentler and Safer for Your Health and the Earth
Petro-chemicals have found their way into every aspect of our modern daily life. Manufacturers include chemicals in the processing of every modern product known to mankind. No product is exempt from the use of toxic chemicals. One of those items is an everyday product that people spend a significant amount of money on; paper products. People use toilet paper and paper towels everyday and never stop to think about the process involved with making these products. It may seem mundane and less important than eating organic foods and using organic cosmetics, but the truth is that there is a significant amount of toxic petro-chemicals used in the manufacturing of these paper products. In addition to cutting down trees and processing these papers through a pulp and paper mill, petro-chemicals and chlorine are also used in the processing. Chlorine is used in the bleaching process to make the papers white. Fragrance is used to make the papers smell clean and pretty.
The result is a toxic witch's brew that pollutes the air, the groundwater, and the soil, and creates a serious problem for people who suffer from asthma, chemical sensitivity, and allergies. Cheap equals very low quality and highly toxic. The best thing you can do for your family's health is invest a little money and purchase paper products that contain 100% recycled post-consumer waste and contain zero chlorine, fragrance, or harmful synthetic dyes. The paper may be brown or dull in appearance, but you're getting a paper that is soft and gentle, is completely free of chemicals, leaves a gentle footprint on the earth, and is safer for your lungs and your health.