Your home was meant to be your "safe place". It is your little bit of universe, even heaven at times. But it has become your most dangerous place. Get it cleaned up while you are ori your motel-vacation. This is an easy task because it mostly involves throwing things out. Hopefully your family and friends will jump to your assistance.
- The refrigerator gets checked or changed.
- The basement gets cleaned.
- The garage gets cleaned.
- Every room in the house gets cleaned.
Your refrigerator may still be one of the Freon-containing kinds. Happily our government has helped get rid of these. But if you were skipped in this upgrading process and still have a Freon refrigerator, wheel it outside the same day you read this. You may leave it ori an extension cord and use it until you find a new non-Freon variety-totally, not partially, Freon-free.
You can remove freon from your body by drinking a glass of ozonated water every day. Be patient. The liver and kidneys should not be overwhelmed.
To clean your basement, remove all paint, varnish, thinners, and related supplies. Remove all cleaners such as carpet cleaner, leather cleaner, brush cleaner, rust remover. Remove all chemicals that are in cans or bottles.
You may keep your laundry supplies: borax, white distilled vinegar, homemade soap, and chlorine bleach. This chlorine bleach will, of course, be polluted with azo dyes and all the remaining toxins. It can be used to clean the toilet and do the laundry, although the sewer system must surely become toxic at the end and detrimental to the environment. Find NSF 6% bleach at a pool store. Never use non-NSF bleach to wipe tables, counters or cutting boards. Its dyes and PCBs are left as a residue on everything. Having tungsten, nickel, chromium, motor oil and wheel bearing grease on your cutting board is not a good idea.
In the USA there are KIK Manufactured “store brand” bleach at target stores and at many Wal-marts. There is a raised stylized “K” usually on the bottom of the plastic container. The KIK Company uses the Powell Process in manufacturing bleach and Dr. Clark found it to test clean just as the NSF certified product. What happens is KIK, using the Powell process produces high grade sodium hypochloride for industrial purposes and excess production is diluted for sale as store brand household bleach. Also Walmart is now carrying Kosher certified chlorine free bleach that’s made with hydrogen peroxide. Dr. Clark always recommended Kosher products as often safer than so called “organic.
Also move any car tires and automotive supplies like waxes, oil, transmission fluid, and the spare gas can (even if it is empty) into your garage or discard them. Their volatile solvents permeate the house. Keep tools and items that are not chemicals.
Seal cracks in the basement and around pipes where they come through the wall with plastic cement. In a few days it will be hard enough to cover with a prettier color. Spread a sheet of plastic over the sewer or sump pump.
Do you have a garage that is a separate building from your home? This is the best arrangement for an immunodepressed society. But if your garage is attached, as it often is, you have a problem. Never, never use the door between the garage and house. Tack a sheet of plastic over it to slow down the rate of fume entrance into the house. Your house is taller and warmer than the garage so garage-air is pulled in and up as the warm air in the house rises. You get so used to automotive fumes that you don't smell them.
Lung cancer is our most common variety. All lung cancer patients have two or three of these air toxins in their homes giving them lung disease besides the cancer:
- Freon (refrigerator, air conditioner)
- Fiberglass (drapes, open insulation)
- Formaldehyde (foam bedding, new clothing, newspapers)
- Vanadium (gasoline, leaking fuel, automotive exhaust)
- Asbestos (gym belts, dryer belts, hair blowers)
- Arsenic (pesticide used indoors, wallpaper)
- Beryllium (outside air pollutant)
- Strontium (outside air pollutant, water, corn, honey)
- Tobacco smoke
After removing lung tumors with clinical or alternative treatments the lung destruction continues if you return to your home without cleaning up these toxins. Cancer must return, too.
Since these toxins cannot be guessed and there are no convenient tests, lung cancer patients are doomed. Learn to use a Syncrometer so you can find your problem precisely. Or change it all; move. Chances are you would not land in the same air toxins as you have now.
To clean the house, start with the bedroom. Remove everything that has any smell to it whatsoever: candles, potpourri, soaps, mending glue, cleaners, repair chemicals, felt markers, colognes, perfumes, and especially plug-in air "fresheners" (these usually have coumarin). Store them in the garage, not the basement.
Next clean the kitchen. Take all cans and bottles of chemicals out from under the sink or in a closet. Move them to the garage. Keep only the borax, white distilled vinegar for cleaning and bottles of concentrated borax you have made. You may also keep homemade nonfragrant soap. Keep fragrant soap in a double plastic zippered bag in the garage. Remove all roach and ant killer, mothballs, and chemicals that kill insects or mice. To wax the floor, get the wax from the garage and put it back there. A cancer patient should not be in the house while house cleaning or floor waxing is being done.
For cockroaches and other insects sprinkle handfuls of boric acid* (not borax) under your shelf paper, behind sink, stove, refrigerator, under carpets, etc. But some varieties of ants are repelled by borax, not boric acid (mix them). Pure clove oil or diluted with ethyl alcohol is best for ants but harms paint.
Chlorine from showers and faucet water can be reduced by filtering for the whole house, but only if the filter itself is tested for laundry bleach. Drink and cook with distilled-filtered (natural spring water) water as described earlier.
The chlorine bleach is stored in the garage. Someone else can bring it in to clean the toilet (only). Toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels should be unfragranced. Familv members should buy unfragranced products. They should smoke outdoors, burn their candles and incense in their own rooms with doors closed and windows open, blow-dry their hair outdoors or in the garage, use nail polish and polish remover outdoors or in the garage and not wear fragrance or fragrant shampoo or after-shave if you have lung disease. Air conditioners, but not fans, can be very helpful.
The cleanest heat is electric. Go "total electric" if possible. Have gas stove and furnace checked yearly.
Do not keep new foam furniture in the house. If it is less than one year old, move it into the garage until you are well. It gives off formaldehyde. Wash new clothing for the same reason.
Move unwashed clothing and suits to a distant closet. And do not sleep on foam pillows or a foam mattress, nor wool or feathers. Allergy to these play a large role in lung disease. Buy synthetic materials that you can wash in borax.
Take taurine and cysteine to help your lungs recover from formaldehyde damage (taurine 500 mg, two daily; cysteine 500 mg, two daily) after this clean up.
Avoid foods with air pollutants: water, corri, honey. For food use, avoid smelly plastic zippered bags. They are giving off phthalates, strong carcinogens! If your health food store uses them, let the managers know, and show them the plain kind you need to shop there.
Switch to plastic plumbing (PVC) before anybody in your home develops illnesses from copper, lead, or cadmium build up. Although PVC is a toxic substance, it gets hard enough not to seep.
Fiberglass in the air means that tiny microscopic bits of glass are going to your lungs and tumors. Merely covering holes to insulation does not work; they must be airtight-fill and paint them. Use duct tape to seal attic entranceways. Check the water heater. Check furnace, air conditioner fans, and dishwashers; pull out any fiberglass stuffed around them. Vacuum afterwards and throw away the bag right away. Best of all, find a contractor willing to remove all your fiberglass insulation and replace it with shredded paper or vermiculite insulation (see Sources). Don't keep gym equipment in the house, unless the belt is tested for asbestos. Baby powder contains tale, which is somewhat like asbestos. Have none in the house.
It is possible to get most of this house cleaning done in one day. Do all you possibly can. The more difficult jobs may take a week. This is a week of lost time if you are scheduled for a blood test or biopsy. lf someone in the family can't part with all this "stuff', bag it all in double freezer bags of the largest size and store them in the garage.
When home is your hospital, you must be quite clear about your needs. One fragrant roll of toilet paper stowed in a drawer will hurt you if you have lung disease.
Suppose you have nobody who is willing to clean up the house, basement, and garage for you, or take on your pets for a month while you find them a new home. (Pets are too great a burden for your immune system at this time.) Don't delay for a minute if you should be invited to stay with a friend or relative who is willing to clean up their place for you and take you to the dentist. Test the tap water first-sending it to a Syncrometer~ tester to find which kind of liquid bleach was used (be specific with tester). Or do it yourself by searching for grease collected at the top (see page 580). If the water is good, consider your life saved. You could even live nearby, later, to recover completely. If there are no invitations, go on your own vacation. Find a clean-water area by doing the water test. Put yourself into a smoke-free motel room (bring your own soap, sheets, and pillowcases, and ask that they not "clean" your room or spray it). Bring your own bug-deterrent so you don't create a problem for them. If you have a camper, remember to clean it up first. Send a dust sample to a Syncrometer tester. Gas lines should be checked or closed off (use a hot plate), water pipes changed to PVC and a new hot water tank installed. Simply being outdoors is your safest place. A sunny beach, with shady places, where you can rest all day is ideal. Remember not to use any sunscreen or suntan lotions,only a broad-brimmed hat.
But if friends and family mobilized to help you clean up, reward them with status reports on yourself. They have a stake in your success. You are most fortunate.
(from "The Prevention of all Cancers", pages 321-327; Copyright notice)