How To Naturally Heal Cavities : by Derek Henry | ~ 23 Mar 2018

by Derek Henry

The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it.

The lies perpetrated about tooth decay

According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows:

“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”

There are a few problems with this theory, including:

• Groups of indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all the time that did not brush or floss were mostly or completely free of tooth decay.
• Bacteria do not consume processed sugar or flour because of the lack of nutrients in them.
• Foods that bacteria like to eat, such as milk, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, are not commonly implicated in causes of tooth decay.

So if the modern explanation of tooth decay is not accurate, what is actually the cause of tooth decay?

What actually causes tooth decay

Tooth decay, as researched by Dr. Weston Price and other dental pioneers, boiled down to three factors:

• Not enough minerals in the diet.
• Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) in the diet.
• Nutrients not being readily bioavailable, and your intestinal system not properly absorbing them. The presence of phytic acid largely influences this factor.

Over a period of time, if your diet lacks vitamins and minerals from a poor diet and/or contains high levels of phytates (from grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes), the blood chemistry and the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become out of balance, which results in minerals being pulled from bones, causing tooth and bone loss.

So, the long-standing belief that sugar causes tooth decay is true, but as a result of it depleting nutrients from the body, not because bacteria eat it and produce acid that ruins your teeth.

The food remedies that can heal cavities and tooth decay

In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond to our teeth, it is not enough to just avoid eating too many sweet or processed foods. We must also eat health-building foods, containing copious …

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Source: How To Naturally Heal Cavities : Body, Mind, Soul & Spirit – UPDATED DAILY! |


Saline Solution in Hospital IVs Found to Cause Kidney Failure – Stillness in the Storm ~ 19 Mar 2018

(Frances Bloomfield) Saline solutions have a wide range of medical uses, with one of the most prominent being in intravenous (IV) infusion. However, new research has revealed that switching from saline to a different intravenous fluid could make a major difference in the lives of patients. On top of decreasing the number of kidney failure cases, using something other than saline could also improve a patient’s chances of survival.

SourceNatural News

by Frances Bloomfield, March 4th, 2018

To arrive at this conclusion, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers carried out two different studies between 2015 and 2017. The first had them observing more than 13,000 patients who were admitted into the emergency department (ED); the other study involved examining over 15,000 intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In both studies, the patients were given either IVs of saline or balanced crystalloids.

For the ED patients, the saline and balanced crystalloids had no impact on the number of hospital-free days, which was defined as the number of days alive following discharge prior to the 28th day. However, the researchers found that the patients who were administered balanced crystalloids were less likely to experience major adverse kidney events (4.7 percent against 5.6 percent) within the span of a month.

A similar effect was noted among ICU patients. Of the 7,942 patients who’d received balanced crystalloids, only 1,139 or 14.3 percent went through a major adverse kidney event. By comparison, around 1,211 out of 7,860 saline patients, or 15.4 percent, underwent this. Persistent renal dysfunction was more prominent in the saline group (6.6 percent versus 6.4 percent), as was the occurrence of new renal replacement therapy (2.9 percent against 2.5 percent). Moreover, those in the saline group had a greater in-hospital mortality rate (11.1 percent) when measured against those in the balanced crystalloids group (10.3 percent).

In addition to the lower incidence of kidney failure and death, the balanced solution has chloride and sodium concentrations that were much closer to regular blood levels than saline solution. The higher concentrations of sodium and chloride in saline makes it near identical to table salt. (Related: 10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys.)

The researchers have estimated that swapping out saline could cut back the number of yearly kidney failure cases in the U.S. by as much as 100,000. Furthermore, as many as 70,000 lives could be saved by making this simple change.

“The difference, while small for individual patients, is significant on a population level. Each year in the United States, millions of patients receive intravenous fluids,” said study author Dr. Wesley Self. “When you look at the millions and millions of patients   >>>   Read on …

Source: Saline Solution in Hospital IVs Found to Cause Kidney Failure – Stillness in the Storm

Kryon Teaches How to Receive Unlimited Guidance From Your Higher Self With Pure Intent – YouTube

Published on Dec 19, 2017

In this Channeling Kryon discusses different challenges that face Lightworkers today and explains how to overcome them with ease. Kryon speaks about remembering who you are and trusting the unseen to make sure you get where you need to be. Kryon describes the systems in place that you cant control that support your intent. LIKING THIS VIDEO CAN REALLY HELP SPREAD THIS INFORMATION! Portland, Oregon “Concepts of Lightwork” Sunday, October 23, 2011 Subscribe to our Channel Here… These Kryon videos are posted on Facebook if you Prefer to follow us there! Oh and feel free to share some stuff 🙂… See our Best of Kryon Playlist for maximum guidance on your Ascension journey… Share Kryon, change the world!

Galactic Codex ~ Marvellous Video ~ Share ~ These Codes Will Guide Us on Nova Gaia – Prepare for Change ~ 19 Mar 2018

Watch the Galactic Codex video at the website.

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Victory of the Light Published on Feb 4, 2018

This codex is called the Galactic Codex and represents the legal basis for all actions of the Confederation in this and other galaxies.

This Codex is not a rigid set of external laws but a systematized code of inner ethics of all souls of Light that all beings of Light accept with their free will because it reflects their inner truth.

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Galactic Codex ~ Marvellous Video ~ Share ~ These Codes Will Guide Us on Nova Gaia

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Source: Galactic Codex ~ Marvellous Video ~ Share ~ These Codes Will Guide Us on Nova Gaia – Prepare for Change

Oncologists Accidental Discovery – The Juice That Kills Cancer – Prepare for Change ~ 19th Mar 2018

Recently, a group of Canadian scientists discovered that there’s an effective herb that can kill cancer naturally and without side-effects in just 2 days!

 Terrific news come from the University of Windsor, where scientists have been examining the effects of dandelion against cancer since 2009. The project started when one oncologist discovered a relation between dandelion root tea and lower risk of cancer.Pamela Ovadje is a post-doctoral candidate at the University who found the benefits of the root. “One oncologist who worked with us, told us the unbelievable improvement in a patient’s daily drinking tea from dandelion root.

We immediately began to investigate this tea to see how other patients respond to it, however we were pretty skeptical. I thought that dandelion grows all over, and if at all there is something great in it, people would have long ago found,” she remembers.

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Source: Oncologists Accidental Discovery – The Juice That Kills Cancer – Prepare for Change

LET THERE BE LIGHT! – Let there be the light of truth and let there BE LOVE!! – Prepare for Change ~ 18 Mar 2018

The following information has been put together to awaken people to a greater understanding of themselves and inspire action steps toward a  sustainable life  It is my desire that all awaken to their true nature.

It has not been easy for me while self examining myself and my reality to come to the realization I have been molded to support the reality I woke up to.  Under social hypnosis we are the problem when we are blind that we are unwittingly doing ourselves harm.

I had to accept that I was being used as a frequency generator and supporting the agenda with the thoughts I was thinking, the words I was speaking, and the frequency of the emotions I was expressing. I was the one that was supporting the destruction of the earths natural energetics by participating in the purchasing and use of destructive technologies. I was the one not being conscious and conscientious of the poisons I was purchasing. The light bulb came on and I realized it is not just the 1% that are enslaving us we are the ones enslaving ourselves as we are the ones working in the factories, selling the smart gadgets, and using the electronics with their radiation, purchasing and using the poisonous cleaners, shampoos, toothpastes. ect when we are not educated to their harmful effect.

I would hope that everyone would be interested in examining the information I have presented here and take appropriate actions towards a sustainable world.

Yes, it would do the world a world of good if we as a collective became more conscious and conscientious as we wake up to the reality of things. Can we as a collective make the  choice to shift our reality? “Know the truth and you will be free”. Speak only of what you want . Know thyself and take inspired action. I have taken up the habit of asking myself “What action can I take to feel good and bring forth the beautiful reality based on abundance and cooperation not lack and competitiveness?”

People say that life is a dream, the world of form or the earth realm is a dream.  What is preventing individuals from seeing that we are the dreamer and the dream itself?

In holding fast to our perception of ourselves and our reality are we really living our spiritual truth?
There seems to be two realities running simultaneously. We have the ‘fictional’ world and we have the “actualized’ world. We have the ‘artificial’ reality based in fraud and corporate fiction and our  ‘natural’ reality based in facts and Universal Laws.
We have our inner world and we have our outer world. With an outer world built on fraud it is a rarity that we speak facts bringing up the subject of truth. We have ‘artificial intelligence’ and we have ‘natural intelligence’ the latter seems to be becoming obsolete. We are allowing for our ‘natural intelligence’ to be distilling out of our genome in favor of ‘artificial intelligence’. And for what exactly? Truth is factual and found through direct experience of a thing. It is only through our awareness of a think that it is actualized in physical reality. I had no idea of the corruption taking place in the court room until I was a witness to it. Just because I had not yet actualized it into my reality does not mean it did not already exist.
For the dreamer does something exist even though it is not in the dreamers realm of experience? It would seem actualization is a double edged sword. Perhaps it is time to speak our truth and live by Universal Laws or the Cosmic Law of Oneness the Law of Love.

I was told it is our belief in something that makes it real. To this I ask “if I stopped believing in bankers and tax collectors would this make them disappear out of my reality?” If I stopped believing in the dream would I become nonexistent? Which brings up the question ”

  • what is life?
  • are feelings real?
  • If feelings are not real is the body real?


I’ve heard it said “The world is a stage” and “we are mere actors upon it”. Do you buy it?  Who is writing the script? Who or better yet what is the dreamer?

The earth realm has been hijacked from the beginning. There are no countries only corporations. I am sure most people are not aware that CANADA is listed as a company on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website as CIK # 0000230098 Company name CANADA located in the state of District of Columbia. do you think people would continue to vote and pay taxes if they knew the truth?

Cast into the sea of broken promises and cast into an ocean of deceit we can either sink or swim the choice is ours.  Are we going to continue to allow the script to be written for US not in as the US as in The United States of America as in ALL OF US (as the entirety of mankind)? Are we going to join hands as ONE and be the authority (author-of-our-reality)?

For US as in ‘ALL OF US’ as in the entire human race as in the 12 tribes of man we must first understand and inner-stand the problem. It is in understanding and inner-standing the problem that we can begin to take corrective actions for change. The problem runs very deep, deeper then we can imagine. People are blind to the fact that there is something deeply disturbing with the oligarchy system we are now born into. this insane system created by the ethically, morally, and spiritually bankrupt?

Are we fully awake within the dream or only slightly informed?

“Again… BORN ALIVE means:


Born alive. Being the product of conception after complete expulsion or extraction from mother, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such birth is considered live born and fully recognized as a human person. Maine


Get it yet! Even the waste material is a PRODUCT! Except a man is not a product!

This video is a must see to understand the lie we have been registered under, a great fraud of enormous proportion! The Birth Certificate BC/COLB Certificate Of Live Birth is an Artificial Person Corporate Person that is not you, you are just the surety and agent/employee for the owners of the created Person/Corporation/Entity. The BC/COLB is an creation of the Government, they own your Name, and everything you have titled in that All Caps NAME, you don’t. That is how they enslave the people and lay claim to everything you own including your children… Watch this and gain some knowledge to free yourself from the Corporate Bank Owned US Gov’t system.

By Kurtis Kallenbach 6/2016

Wake up people”

There is a war going on it is a war against human intelligence a war against the evolution of consciousness thus a war against life itself. We have failed to commit the narcissistic psychopaths in high places driven by the illusion of power. The deadly trait of a narcissistic psychopath/sociopath is that they will strive to win the game at all costs even if it means his/her own demise. Blinded by greed and drunk on the illusion of power these megalomaniacs are very dangerous. We see these criminals in politics yet we continue to vote and pay taxes. Why is that exactly?

People seem to think I do not love those that would see our world destroyed. The thing is I do love them. My love has not been enough to change their behavior.  It is said we have free will yet our will is being stolen by those that would do harm to a child.  When bruit force is used against the will them free will is a misnomer.  We are not living by the ‘right use of will’ when our will to have power over others is enforceable by laws. By not living by the ‘right use of will’ we are over riding the sovereignty of all living matter.  In this we are violating cosmic law which is the law of love.  To honor ourselves and honor life we must be in service to life itself.

If people actually knew the truth they would stop voting and stop paying taxes immediately.

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Source: LET THERE BE LIGHT! – Let there be the light of truth and let there BE LOVE!! – Prepare for Change

Tachyon Chambers: A New Way to Heal – by Megan Edwards @Prepare for Change ~ 16 Mar 2018

The Pleiades (1885) by artist Elihu Vedder. I see a lot of goddess energy in this painting!

The Pleiadians and other cosmic civilizations of Light use subatomic particles called tachyons as a basic source of energy: as hyperdrive energy source for their spaceships by creating hyperspace wormholes, for healing, information transmission and for other purposes. And now there are tachyon chambers in North America, Europe and Asia that will help us heal body, mind and spirit.

The Pleiades star cluster

Tachyons Are From Higher Dimensions

A “tachyon belt” represents the border between the entropic and syntropic universe and it now surrounds our planet. High energy cosmic rays enter our Solar system from interstellar space and carry tachyons with them. Some of these tachyons reach the surface of our planet through a hyper-dimensional wormhole that the researchers in Europe have created with a quartz oscillator crystal aboard Genesis II spacecraft. The tachyons that have arrived through the wormhole can be utilized in the Tachyon Healing Chamber. The Phoenix Group in Europe developed the tachyon chamber with help from the Pleiadians. The tachyon chamber assists in bringing tachyons from the higher dimensions into physical matter.

What These Tiny Things Do

Sacred geometry: we’re just finding out how important sacred geometry is to how our universe is structured.





Tachyons have an extraordinary healing and harmonizing effect. Tachyons can completely harmonize all energy fields that are result of gravity, electromagnetism and weak nuclear force. Tachyon energy harmonizes and enlivens the energy matrix which shapes all matter and also our mental, emotional, etheric and physical bodies. All this greatly affects our physical health and well-being. Tachyons protect against all forms of electrosmog. A healing session inside the Tachyon chamber takes about 20 minutes and has irreversible positive effects on all aspects of our being.   The people who developed the chamber recommend five 20-minute sessions in the chamber.

Here’s My Experience

Tachyons work at the subatomic level.









I have personally visited two of the tachyon chambers in North America. In one case, I went because I thought the tachyon chamber ought to help me after a death in my family.  I felt renewed and hopeful afterward. And very healthy (though I am fortunate in that I wasn’t dealing with a serious physical issue).  At another tachyon chamber, a year later, I felt power emanating from it, the moment I walked into the building.  Two men I know who used the chamber discovered that their previously rather serious cases of eczema were simply gone about six weeks after leaving the chamber.  Another person had about 95% of his arthritis gradually disappear. He felt it was because he was using the chamber fairly regularly.

I haven’t determined any side effects from being in a chamber…unless you count deep relaxation as a side effect!  Anyway, many of the websites listed below contain testimony from people who have experienced the chamber.

There is more information about tachyon chambers here:

Our home planet.

Tachyon chambers around the world:

North America:

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Source: Tachyon Chambers: A New Way to Heal – Prepare for Change

Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants – The Washington Post ~ (old post in 2014) By Christopher Ingraham

Situations are getting sillier and sillier in USA … Go figure that out!!!

Parents who use okra have kids who use okra. Photo via Flickr user Matt The Ogre (CC).

Georgia police raided a retired Atlanta man’s garden last Wednesday after a helicopter crew with the Governor’s Task Force for Drug Suppression spotted suspicious-looking plants on the man’s property. A heavily-armed K9 unit arrived and discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

The officers eventually apologized and left, but they took some of the suspicious okra leaves with them for analysis. Georgia state patrol told WSB-TV in Atlanta that “we’ve not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant.”

Indeed! Like cannabis, okra is green and it has leaves.

Source: Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants – The Washington Post

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People ~ By Inspire2day – 11th Feb 2018


The world has become a place where people fear expressing themselves openly. People want to hide, to blend in. Such people get intimidated by strong personalities. It bothers them how these personalities can be themselves without anything holding them back. Confidence, openness, honesty, and bravery are qualities that strong personalities have, which others crave. So, do you have a strong personality as well?

Check out the following 8 signs to find out!

1. You choose friends carefully.

You know how untrustworthy some people can be, so you are super careful about the people you let in your life.You might have less friends but you’ll have fewer friends who will help in times of need.

2. You’re not an attention seeker.

People misjudge you to be a person who loves being in the spotlight. But in fact, people are drawn to you because of your charming personality. They want to be around you all the time, because they are envious of how open and honest you are.

3. You don’t require validation.

Some people do things just to get approval from other people. But, that’s not you. As long as you do the things you like doing, you don’t need other’s validation. You gain your motivation from the things you desire in life.

4. You stay away from ignorant and insensitive people.

Some people don’t think before speaking and blurt out insensitive things; whereas, they must be more careful and thoughtful. Your strong personality is the result of good understanding. If you fail to see that thoughtfulness in others, you avoid them.

5. Small talk is not your thing.

You fail to understand how chitchat such as celebrity gossip can be useful in any way. It’s a wastage of time, which can be devoted to other subjects worth discussing.

6. You’re a listener.

It’s funny how people whine about is not being properly heard,but as soon as they find a true listener in you, they get insecure and terrified. Though, there are always those who truly admire your attention.

7. You can’t tolerate excuses.

You truly believe that if anyone truly sets their mind on some work, nothing can stop them from doing it. So, you can’t stand it when people make random excuses. Instead of whining about what can’t be done, people must focus on what can be done.

8. You don’t have fears.

Nobody is truly fearless. But what matters more, is how you can overcome them. You know that life has its ups and downs, so you simply put on your armor of bravery and overcome those obstacles.


Consumer Alert: Air Fresheners by Edward Morgan @ Prepare For Change ~ 11th Feb 2018

An astounding 19 pages of chemicals go into making one commonly used brand of air freshener, representing just how poorly regulated and toxic this increasingly popular class of consumer products is.  

You’ve probably seen pictures of people navigating urban cityscapes, their noses and mouths covered by medical masks to safeguard against toxic air quality. You might be surprised to learn that it’s actually indoor air quality, permeated by chemical “air fresheners,” that is a top concern for public health officials.

Consider for a moment, the toxic chemicals an average urban dweller is exposed to each day upon leaving the home. Limiting scope to just airborne toxicants, it’s still easy to produce a long list of offenders: exhaust fumes from vehicles, chemicals used in manufacturing, emissions of dry cleaners, common cleaning products including the greenwashed brand “Simple Green,” second-hand smoke from passersby — and that’s not counting the sneezes and coughs of people on the subway. This is just a sampling of the many vectors of toxicity affecting air quality; most of which emanate from sources that are largely beyond our control.

Now think of an average home. All surfaces are cleaned once per week with a name-brand spray cleaner. Carpets are sprinkled with freshening powder and vacuumed (the vacuum cleaner bag gets changed every few months). Fabric-covered sofas and chairs are spritzed with Fabreze™ to mask pet odors. Finally, the scented plug-in in the bathroom keeps it smelling guest-friendly at all times. To make sure the house stays “fresh”, the windows are sealed tight to keep the polluted outside air from entering. Sounds really clean, right?

It may shock you to learn that the EPA found levels of common air pollutants to be up to five times higher inside homes than outside, even in highly industrial areas.[1] In homes like the example illustrated above, indoor air can reach levels up to 100 times more toxic than outside air.[2] And it’s the effort to create “freshness” that is largely to blame.

The United States EPA recognizes indoor air quality as a top environmental risk to public health. Problems such as asthmachronic fatigue, breathing problems, allergy, and sinus infection, among other serious concerns, are often directly attributable to breathing contaminated indoor air. With some individuals, particularly the elderly who can spend nearly all of their time indoors, it’s easy to see how poor air quality can quickly devastate one’s health. But breathe easy! A little bit of knowledge and focused action goes a long way towards restoring your home to the safe sanctuary you intended it to be.

The Unseen Pollutant

The primary pollutants inside of our homes are VOCs: volatile, organic compounds, that get released in gaseous or particulate form, from furniture, paints and varnishes, cleaning products, flooring, air fresheners, and even clothing and personal care products. These dangerous chemical emissions remain trapped in the air of a closed home, where they are inhaled by inhabitants, causing untold damage to cells. Thanks to medical research, we know the damage that can occur when people come into contact with the 182 known toxicants on the EPA’s list of Hazardous Air Pollutants. The ugly truth is, most of these chemicals are not banned from use. Rather, they are allowed into our homes, offices, and public transportation, under what the EPA deems “safe, allowable limits.” These limits, set on known carcinogens and genotoxins, are largely based on hypothetical data, since testing for actual harm to humans would be unethical to perform. Even if every product in your home was under these arbitrarily-set limits for known toxins, what are the levels when you combine ten or twenty such products in the same room? What happens if you close that room for a long, summer weekend with no A/C running? Your home can quickly become a toxic soup of VOCs that are literally hanging out in the air and on surfaces, waiting for your return.

As with any toxic chemicals, the amount to which we are exposed is a critical factor in health outcomes. With so many products coming together under the roof of the average home, it’s a safe bet that multiple contamination sources are lurking. When these toxicants converge, not only do the overall levels of each chemical increase, but volatile organic compounds can bind with other VOCs, forming new and sometimes more dangerous compounds that are so limitless in their potential formations, it’s virtually impossible to study them and ascertain their risk. Even if your favorite spray cleaner has been tested for safety and passed, it hasn’t been tested for how it combines with your favorite scented lotion, which you apply several times a day. Or how it mixes with the toilet cleaner, vinyl shower curtain, soap scum remover, and Glade plugin in a tiny bathroom, where the door is usually shut. The types of emissions coming from these and other household products are serious enough to warrant concern on their own merits. The potential toxic combinations that can form should seal the deal when it comes to evaluating if these products deserve a place in your home.

The Problem with Synthetic Freshness

One of the biggest and most deceptive sources of VOCs are “freshening” products, meant to instill a sense of confidence in “clean” surroundings. Freshening products of all types have been identified as containing VOCs, specifically formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, styrene, and phthalates. Sprays, powders, plug-ins, diffusers, sachets, potpourri, scented candles, and car vent clips, have all been found to contain these chemicals, despite no mention on most product ingredient lists. Lax regulation allows manufacturers to omit these chemicals from labels in many cases, opting for the catch-all term “fragrance” that is less likely to set-off consumer alarm bells. What “fragrance” means in these products, is a chemical cocktail that can be comprised of literally hundreds of ingredients.

A recent post by Dr. Kelly Brogan titled, “Is Your Uber Making You Sick,” reveals an astounding 19-page list of chemicals used in the making of Proctor & Gamble’s Febreeze Car Vent Clips, with the first page reposted here below:

Page 1 (of 19) of potential fragrance chemicals in Febreze air fresheners.

A November 2015 investigative report by Women’s Voices for the Earth called Unpacking the Fragrance Industry, found a shocking lack of oversight for fragrance products due to an inherent conflict of interests. According to the group, “RIFM [Research Institute for Fragrance Materials], the body responsible for determining the safety of fragrances, is governed by a Board of Directors made up of the world’s largest fragrance sellers. They have a vested financial interest in making sure that fragrances are deemed safe.” Some of the conflicts uncovered in the report include:

  • The vast majority of scientific studies on fragrance materials are generated by major fragrance manufacturers or the fragrance trade association’s own laboratories. Largely, these studies have never been published or peer-reviewed, and are not publicly available.
  • The RIFM Expert Panel, the “independent” review board which helps oversee the Fragrance Safety Program, operates in secret, without the benefit of public oversight.
  • There is no evidence that the RIFM panel has reviewed the safety of several of the most controversial fragrance ingredients, such as hormone-disrupting phthalates and musks or carcinogens, including styrene and pyridine, in the last 30-40 years.[3]

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has compiled a “Transparency List” of more than 3,000 chemicals used in the industry. Many of these are what the EPA deems “chemicals of concern,” with regards to public health. All of the VOCs commonly found in fragrances are chemicals of concern that also appear on the EPA’s list of Hazardous Air Pollutants. Also known as air toxics, “These are chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, reproductive or birth defects, or other adverse human and environmental effects.”[4] Let’s examine the five worst chemicals of concern, and understand why a simple vanilla candle can be a serious risk to your health.

Chemicals of Concern in Air Fresheners

In 2005, the European Consumers’ Organisation, or BEUC (Bureau Européan des Consommateurs), commissioned a study to understand the real dangers presented by indoor air fresheners. In this study, 74 popular consumer air fresheners were tested using a chromatographic method for “total VOCs,” as well as emissions from allergens. The study identified VOCs that are common to most types of air fresheners, including incense, scented candles, gels, aerosols, and diffusers, even products labelled “natural” and “organic.” Their findings were among the earliest alarm bells to ring, as these products proliferated across the globe. Since then, numerous independent studies have confirmed their findings.[5] Of the hundreds of VOCs that have been found in commercial air fresheners, the following represent some of the most dangerous and prolific chemicals of concern.


Besides smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, contaminated indoor air is the largest source of formaldehyde exposure for most individuals. Classified as a human carcinogen, epidemiological studies have linked formaldehyde inhalation to a variety of negative health outcomes, including leukemia, vomiting, spasm, and death at high concentrations. Even short-term exposure to relatively low levels (>0.1 ppm) may cause watery eyes; burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation in some individuals.[6] Formaldehyde has been observed in animal studies to achieve greater than 90% absorption by the upper respiratory tract when inhaled. Long-term, repeated inhalation is linked to the development of multiple forms of cancer.[7]


Benzene’s naturally sweet odor makes it desirable in fragrance products. Colorless, it evaporates quickly into the air, or lands as an imperceptible film upon surfaces in the home. Benzenes are easily inhaled, with animal studies showing that around 50% of inhaled molecules are absorbed via the respiratory tract.[8] Benzenes’ primary impact is on the blood, with long-term exposures (>one year) causing a decrease in red blood cell count and damage to bone marrow.[9] But that is far from their only bad effects. Benzenes are a known carcinogen, linked to leukemia and lymphomas in cases of long-term exposure. Benzenes damage human DNA, and have been linked to genetic mutations (genotoxic). Other observed health effects from inhalation exposures include reproductive and developmental defects.[10]


Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon most frequently associated with paint thinners.[11] Harmful if inhaled, the tragic choice to “huff” paint products has led to spontaneous renal failure and even death, in some cases.[12] Toluene can appear on labels (IF it appears on labels!) as Methyl benzene, Methyl benzol, Phenyl methane, or Toluol. Symptoms of accidental contact can present as irritated eyes or nose, fatigue, muscle weakness, confusion, euphoria, dizziness, headache, excessive tears, and dilated pupils.[13] Studies of exposure to airborne toluene molecules have shown as much as 93% is absorbed via the respiratory tract. Once toluene makes its way to the bloodstream, it is readily distributed throughout the body, with primary effects noted to the brain, liver, and blood. Long-term exposure can lead to permanent kidney, heart, and neurological damage.[14] Toluene has caused reduced sperm counts in animal studies[15], and cases of spontaneous abortion have occurred after high-dose exposures.[16] Due to a benzene-like sweet smell, toluene is a frequent contributor to fragrance products.


Styrene, a derivative of benzene, is another sweet-smelling, colorless liquid that evaporates easily into the air. Both animals and humans readily absorb styrene when it is inhaled, with as much as 70% being taken up by the bloodstream.[17] Short-term exposure to styrene can induce nausea and gastrointestinal effects, impaired balance and vision, and allergic reactions.[18] According to OSHA, chronic exposure primarily affects the central nervous …

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