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Environmental toxins poison us over time.  Find ways to reduce your exposure. Chronic conditions: liver toxicity, kidney/bladder disease, colon disease, cancer, mental illness, dysbiosis. 

 

— CHALLENGES

Approximately 10 million tons of toxic chemicals are released into our environment by industries each year. Of these, over 2 million tons per year are recognized carcinogens. Others are neurotoxins.

 

— PREVENTION

Green everything. Read labels. Make conscious choices about food, water, toiletry products, cleaning products, indoor furniture, paint, carpet and flooring. Green your garden and pet care, including flea control. If it's toxic, avoid it. Accept the reality of bioaccumulation, and start eliminating daily exposures you can control. Establish zero tolerance for carcinogens and neurotoxins.

 

OVERVIEW

Reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals at home and work. Start with daily exposures first.

The real cause of our chronic disease epidemic is not genetic. It's epigenetic, meaning it's caused by environmental factors. We know that because genes don't change fast enough to explain the spike in chronic diseases in industrialized societies. But the explosion in environmental toxins explains it quite easily.

The problem stems from mainstream beliefs that risky practices are safer than they are. As a result, our society has acquiesced to widespread environmental toxins and risky practices that increase toxic exposure, from spraying pesticides and herbicides on food crops, to injecting newborns and infants with vaccines loaded with aluminum and mercury, to toxic plastic bottles and food packaging, to slathering petrochemical foamers and sudsers on our babies' bottoms to putting mercury amalgam fillings in teeth, to burning dirty coal and gas for energy, to nuclear technologies that create radioactivity incompatible with life and health. These are so many risks to human health that only we can change—because we created them.

If we each play our role, we can change all that. Start with cleaning up your personal environment. From the flame retardant in the mattress you sleep on every night to the paint on the walls to the EMF exposure to the toxins in your food and water, and in the air you breathe. Add it all up and then cube it to calculate bioaccumulation over time.

Then get to work cleaning up what is in your control. Stop poisoning yourself! Wake up! Turn the lights on. Just make sure they're not mercury-laden compact fluorescent lightbulbs. If they are, you need to get those out of your house or business. And you cannot throw them in the trash. Please do not do that; they have mercury in them. They need to be safely transported to a hazardous waste recycling center. If the bulb breaks in a room, you're supposed to call a haz mat team and evacuate. How many people know that who bought those CFL bulbs?

That's just one example of what we're all up against. Get informed. Reduce as many exposures as you can.

 

FURTHER READING

How our environment affects our genes ⇾ 

PSMag

Plastic people ⇾ 

Aeon

Body burden: The pollution in newborns ⇾ 

Environmental Working Group

Can obesity be bad for the environment? ⇾ 

Our Future Planet

Autism and toxic chemicals: Are pollutants fueling rising prevalence? ⇾ 

Autism Speaks

DDT, Other environmental toxins linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease ⇾ 

Scientific American

Detoxing your home: How to eliminate cancer-causing toxins from your house 

 Conscious Lifestyle

 Indoor air pollution worse than outdoor ⇾

Dr. Axe

Beginners guide to toxic mold ⇾

Paradigm Change

Eco-friendly cleaning recipes ⇾

Ecocycle

 4 Types of nontoxic, eco-friendly cookware that's safe for you and your family ⇾

Ecowatch

 Guide to non-toxic toys ⇾

Peace Love Organic Mom

Fragranced products: risks for people and profits? ⇾

Medical News Today

EWG’s skindeep database ⇾

Skindeep Database

The problem with Triclosan ⇾

Quartz

12 Toxins in your drinking water ⇾

Global Healing Center

Hey California, why are you allowing the use of oil wastewater to irrigate our food? ⇾

Desmog

 5 Gyres ⇾

5 Gyres Institute

 2 Reasons to avoid using plastic drinking straws ⇾

The Daily You

 Two adults, two kids, zero waste ⇾

TedX Talks

 Natural alternatives to roundup are quite easy to make ⇾

AltHealthWorks

Is dirty electricity making you sick? ⇾

Prevention

 Do cell phone and wifi fields harm our bodies? ⇾

The Epoch Times

Toxic threads: 5 dangerous chemicals in the clothes you are wearing ⇾

Conscious Life News

 Seaweed could help clean up our dirty garment industry ⇾

Motherboard

 Can solar energy make the suburbs great again? ⇾

Good Magazine

Seeding doubt ⇾

The Intercept

27 Images that prove that we are in danger. I'm speechless ⇾

The Open Mind

4 Horrifying dangers of fracking ⇾

Alternet

The end of oil? ⇾

Ted

Nuclear energy: Say no ⇾

Greenpeace

Fukushima cover up ⇾

Counterpunch

Former Japan PM accuses Abe of lying over Fukushima pledge ⇾

The Guardian

This is how alternative energy works ⇾

Vice

 

The toxins that threaten our brains ⇾ 

The Atlantic

 Full list of environmental toxins ⇾ 

Toxipedia

 Pesticides linked to most common form of childhood cancer ⇾ 

 Rodale’s Organic Life

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds ⇾

The Guardian

New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed ⇾

Science Daily

Detox your home basics ⇾

Experience Life

 7 Ways to power your home with renewable energy ⇾

Popular Mechanics

 7 Reasons to consider indoor air-quality testing ⇾

Mother Nature Network

Moldy: Dave Asprey ⇾

Bulletproof

Cleaning with probiotics ⇾

Naked Clean

 How to buy a safer sofa ⇾

NRDC

Decoding the label: Organic towels & bedding ⇾

Goop

Women's personal care the green way ⇾

Treehugger

Nontoxic shampoo without the bottle: Introducing NOHBO ⇾

Channel One

Naturally pest-free pets ⇾

 Pet Age

What are peas, the toxic chemicals being found in drinking water? ⇾

PBS

100 Steps to a plastic-free life ⇾

My Plastic Free Life

The scary new evidence in BPA-free plastics ⇾

Mother Jones

Top 10 tips for going zero waste ⇾

Going Zero Waste

Monsanto's roundup Glyphosate: 12 charts show connection between roundup and disease ⇾

Global Research

What is Earthing? ⇾

Earthinge

An electronic silent spring 

Electronic Silent Spring

Wifi radiation: How to protect yourself ⇾

Electric Sense

The detox catwalk 2016 ⇾

Greenpeace

Hydrogen-powered cars are better than electric cars, but there's a catch ⇾

Business Insider

Dear future generations: Sorry ⇾

Prince EA

 Rigging the system to keep us using dirty energy forever ⇾

Sierra Club

Photos reveal smog so bad breathing it is like smoking two packs a day ⇾

National Geographic

Not just muskrat falls: Harvard study identifies higher health risk in 11 other hydro projects ⇾

CBC News

This year's surge in global a timeline of earth's average temperature since the last ice age glaciation ⇾

xkcd

How nuclear power works ⇾

Union of Concerned Scientists

 Court orders one of Japan's two operating nuclear plants to shut down ⇾

New York Times

Fukushima radiation: higher measurements off west coast, researchers say ⇾

Natural World News

How 11 countries are leading the shift to renewable energy ⇾

Clean Technica