Aerosols and spray-on body care products are in almost all cases causing monumental harm to our respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. From synthetic fragrances to pesticides, our bodies and our environment are being bombarded by harsh and noxious chemicals that are having unintended consequences. Whenever possible, go fragrance-free, avoid synthetic products, and purchase an air purifier with a HEPA filter.
This list primarily focuses on the ways humans are subjected to airborne chemicals or come into contact with sprayed liquids. It does not describe all of the various means by which we are exposed to toxins, like through cosmetics or food, because a list like that would demand volumes to sufficiently explain.
Types of Toxic Sprays Humans are Willfully Subjected To
1. GeoEngineering (Chemtrails)
Chemtrails not only blot out the sun and rob us of Vitamin D3, they are also brought to the ground by precipitation and pollute our crops, water supply, and environment with heavy metals. These heavy metals cause degenerative neurological issues.
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other biocides are designed to kill various forms of organisms. Even at low-level exposure, pesticides adversely affect your nervous system and lead to neurological and behavioral issues. As of 2007, the US uses over 1 billion tons of pesticides each year. The average American is said to indirectly consume 1 gallon of pesticides annually.
3. Deodorants, Perfumes, & Colognes
Synthetic fragrances do not “freshen” anything. At best, they contain antibacterial properties, but in most cases they are simply chemical cocktails that mask odors. Whether applied directly to the skin or inhaled into the lungs, they accumulate and cause health problems over time.
4. Cleaning Products
Bleach, antibacterial sprays, window cleaners, soaps, detergents, leather polish, stain removers, etc, unless 100% natural, all contain compounds which are lethal in large dosages and carcinogenic in smaller dosages. This can occur through contact or breathing of fumes.
5. Showering in “Treated” City Water
Often containing fluoride, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, illicit narcotics, pesticides, fertilizers, chlorine and other “treatment” chemicals, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs), a hot shower can quickly turn your bathroom into a toxic gas chamber. Not only do you absorb the toxins through your skin or by swallowing, but you also breathe in the water vapor.
6. Industrial Pollution
Smokestacks are among the heaviest contributors to air pollution.
Sunscreens block long wave UVA and short wave UVB rays, which we have been told are linked to cancer. The truth is that UVA and UVB rays only lead to cancer in the presence of certain nutritional deficiencies. Most sunscreens contain oxybenzone which has been linked hormone disruption, allergies, and cell damage. When sunlight reacts with oxybenzone, it produces free radicals that damage DNA. It is also a penetration enhancer, which means it helps other chemicals penetrate the skin.
8. Insect Repellents
The most ubiquitous insect repellent ingredient DEET, also known by the chemical name N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, is a neurotoxin. Additionally, many mosquito populations have developed a resistance to DEET, rendering it ineffective..
9. Hand “Sanitizers”
Antibacterial hand “sanitizers” merely kill all bacteria residing on your hands; ie: the good germs and the bad. They usually contain chemicals that congeal, color, and scent the liquid. They also contains harsh alcohols.
10. Hair Styling Spray
The chemicals used in most hair sprays are low-grade glues in aerosol form. By the nature of spraying these mists so close to your head, you inevitably breathe them in, and they collect on the skin of your face and on your scalp.
11. Airplane & Automobile Exhaust
Rocket fuel has been found in alarming levels in every water supply tested in America. It has also been found in mother’s breast milk, even those who consume only organic food.
12. Asthma Inhalers
Most over-the-counter asthma inhalers are epinephrine sprays which not only do nothing to address the causality of the asthma (usually food related), but also emit chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that deplete the Earth’s ozone layer. Prescription inhalers, known as albuterol inhalers, Long term use of inhalers leads to respiratory illness.
13. Air “Fresheners” and Burning Candles
Synthetic fragrances do not “freshen” anything. At best, they contain antibacterial properties, but in most cases they are simply chemical cocktails that mask odors. Candles are often made of paraffin wax made from petroleum, coal, or oil shale and are dispersed into the air you breathe upon burning.
14. Spray Paint
Spray paint is obviously not something you want to breathe in directly, but even after many weeks these paints can off-gas fumes into your house. Even after many months, they can still be very toxic to touch.
15. Lawn Fertilizers
Superphosphate chemical fertilizers are harmful to humans through touch, yet we love to walk barefoot and let our children play on our freshly fertilized lawns.
16. Magnesium Chloride Dirt Road Dust Control
In rural America, many cities rely on private companies that spray a magnesium chloride solution onto unpaved back roads to control dust from being stirred by cars. Trucks with large tanks dump the solution specifically in front of houses to tame the dust problem, typically every few weeks. It helps, but does not control the dust entirely. While magnesium chloride can have health benefits if taken orally, no one has investigated the respiratory effects of breathing this chemical. Not to mention the accumulation of magnesium in the soil and water table, which can potentially lead to hypermagnesemia, or magnesium toxicity.
Although fireworks displays are beautiful, mesmerizing, and used in celebration, our culture seems to ignore the fact that they create massive plumes of smoke laden with toxic chemicals and heavy metals which are breathed in and eventually fall to the ground in the form of acid rain, thereby polluting our crops and water systems.
18. Breath “Fresheners”
Breath “fresheners” are typically alcohol mixed with chemicals that mimic minty or fruity flavors. In fact, they disrupt the pH in your mouth and the delicate balance of friendly flora in your mouth and esophagus which begin the digestive process. Also, your mouth has the highest absorption rate in the body at over 90%, and because you have a sublingual artery, those chemicals enter directly into your bloodstream.
19. Spray-On Tans
Spray-on tans are deceiving. They fool us into thinking those individuals have received a healthy tan, but the benefits are only skin-deep. These chemicals dye the skin to the desired tone, but subject the individual to a massively toxic chemical bath which adversely affects the nervous system.
Each time you pump gas into your vehicle, you touch handles and buttons that contain gas residue from previous users who were carelessly or accidentally sloppy. It is also difficult to avoid breathing in the gas fumes which cause respiratory and neurological damage.