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Environmental toxins poison us in our ecosystem. Reduce your exposure. Chronic conditions: liver toxicity, kidney/bladder disease, colon disease, neurological disease, mental illness, genetic mutation, cancer. 

 

— 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. Can we change fast enough?

 

— PREVENTION

Green everything. Read labels. Make conscious choices about food, water, toiletry products, cleaning products, indoor furniture, paint, carpet and flooring. Green your pest control in gardens and with pets. Your non-stick pots and pans. If it's toxic, avoid it. Don't buy it. Don't invest in it. Accept the reality of bioaccumulation, and start eliminating daily exposures you can control. Get real about nuclear tech. Imagine zero tolerance for radioactivity, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors 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 

Source: PSMag

Cell phones, cancer, genetic damage and susceptibility of children

Source: The Nation

Plastic people

Source: Aeon

Body burden: The pollution in newborns 

Source: Environmental Working Group

Can obesity be bad for the environment? 

Source: Our Future Planet

Autism and toxic chemicals: Are pollutants fueling rising prevalence?  

Source: Autism Speaks

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

Source: Scientific American

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

 Source: Conscious Lifestyle

 Indoor air pollution worse than outdoor

Source: Dr. Axe

Beginners guide to toxic mold

Source: Paradigm Change

Eco-friendly cleaning recipes 

Source: Ecocycle

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

Source: Ecowatch

 Guide to non-toxic toys 

Source: Peace Love Organic Mom

Fragranced products: risks for people and profits? 

Source: Medical News Today

EWG’s skindeep database

Source: Skindeep Database

The problem with Triclosan

Source: Quartz

12 Toxins in your drinking water 

Source: Global Healing Center

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

Source: Desmog

 5 Gyres

Source: 5 Gyres Institute

 2 Reasons to avoid using plastic drinking straws

Source: The Daily You

 Two adults, two kids, zero waste 

Source: TedX Talks

 Natural alternatives to roundup are quite easy to make

Source: AltHealthWorks

Is dirty electricity making you sick? 

Source: Prevention

 Do cell phone and wifi fields harm our bodies? 

Source: The Epoch Times

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

Source: Conscious Life News

 Seaweed could help clean up our dirty garment industry

Source: Motherboard

 Can solar energy make the suburbs great again? 

Source: Good Magazine

Seeding doubt

Source: The Intercept

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

Source: The Open Mind

4 Horrifying dangers of fracking

Source: Alternet

The end of oil? 

Source: Ted

Nuclear energy: Say no

Source: Greenpeace

Fukushima cover up

Source: Counterpunch

Former Japan PM accuses Abe of lying over Fukushima pledge

Source: The Guardian

This is how alternative energy works 

Source: Vice

 

The toxins that threaten our brains

Source: The Atlantic

 Full list of environmental toxins 

Source: Toxipedia

 Pesticides linked to most common form of childhood cancer

 Source: Rodale’s Organic Life

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds 

Source: The Guardian

New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed

Source: Science Daily

Detox your home basics 

Source: Experience Life

 7 Ways to power your home with renewable energy 

Source: Popular Mechanics

 7 Reasons to consider indoor air-quality testing 

Source: Mother Nature Network

Moldy: Dave Asprey

Source: Bulletproof

Cleaning with probiotics

Source: Naked Clean

 How to buy a safer sofa

Source: NRDC

Decoding the label: Organic towels & bedding

Source: Goop

Women's personal care the green way 

Source: Treehugger

Naturally pest-free pets

Source: Pet Age

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

Source: PBS

100 Steps to a plastic-free life 

Source: My Plastic Free Life

The scary new evidence in BPA-free plastics

Source: Mother Jones

Top 10 tips for going zero waste

Source: Going Zero Waste

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

Source: Global Research

What is Earthing? 

Source: Earthing

An electronic silent spring 

Source: Electronic Silent Spring

Wifi radiation: How to protect yourself 

Source: Electric Sense

The detox catwalk 2016 

Source: Greenpeace

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

Source: Business Insider

Dear future generations: Sorry 

Source: Prince EA

 Rigging the system to keep us using dirty energy forever

Source: Sierra Club

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

Source: National Geographic

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

Source: CBC News

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

Source: xkcd

How nuclear power works 

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

Fukushima radiation: higher measurements off west coast, researchers say

Source: Natural World News

How 11 countries are leading the shift to renewable energy

Source: Clean Technica