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Our Toxic Burden
Toxins are everywhere!
From polluting the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat. Toxins threaten and affect our
quality of life and the life of those we love. They cannot be avoided and the toll on health is staggering.
From the moment we begin life in our Mother's womb we have been bombarded with toxins. This
continues every day of our lives. Many of these toxins are fairly easily excreted and do little
harm. Others build up in our system and impede the potential abilities for our bodies to perform
properly. Others still potentially lead to the break down of our metabolism and to chronic
There are hundreds of toxins in our body at any given time.
Some come from your carpet, cabinets, foam mattresses and pillows, telephones, hair
dryers, flame retardants, household cleaners and computers. Many others come from the
foods we eat every day at home or at restaurants. Unfortunately, many of these toxins
have a much more difficult time leaving the body, so, they build up rapidly to an
overburdening of toxicity.
There are chemicals found in some shampoos, nail polish, deodorants, toothpaste, shower
curtains, vinyl flooring and plastic water bottles that studies suggest can cause problems in
sexual development, especially in baby boys. Pesticides commonly found in household bug
and plant sprays, pet flea collars and antimicrobial soaps that have been linked to some
cases of asthma, as well as, neurological, developmental and immunological problems.
Even highly recommended fruits items from the Center for Disease Control (CDC),
listed to promote good health, such as strawberries and grapes can be toxin
hazards, unless they are certified organically grown.
In the case of fish, farmed Atlantic salmon is by far the single
greatest source of PCB's and other persistent toxins in today's diet.
This is the type of salmon most frequently found in grocery stores
and restaurants. Another favorite fish, tuna, is known to contain
mercury, a heavy metal toxin that is highly dangerous to our
These are only a few examples of toxins that can enter our bodies
every day. For most of us, environmental chemicals and toxins come in tiny doses and the harm is hard to
measure. We need to learn from the experiences documented at major chemical accidents and contaminated
hot spots around the world that inundate people with severe doses of toxins and those effects can be
anything but subtle.
Consider this quote from the President's Cancer Panel...
'...when the government evaluates the safety of a chemical, it needs to look beyond individual chemicals to consider the
cumulative effect on humans from exposure to multiple chemicals, and it must consider how small amounts of a
chemical can cause subtle changes in the human body that can result in cancer years later.' - The United States
President's Cancer Panel Annual Report
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