The 5 Most Toxic Chemicals Impacting Human Health
Most people think they are healthy. They are unaware that they are surrounded by a toxic world. Actually, the truth is that we are all toxic to a certain degree. In this article, you will discover the 5 most toxic chemicals impacting human health and how to avoid exposing yourself to these.
As the bucket theory explains; we are all adding to our toxic load everyday, however, it isn’t until we have filled our bucket up to the point of overflow that we begin to crash & experience a myriad of signs & symptoms throughout our body.
Over the last 50 years our environment has been soaked with an onslaught of hazardous chemicals, metals, & pollutants like never before In 1998, U.S. industries reported manufacturing 6.5 trillion pounds of 9,000 different chemicals, and in 2000, major American companies — not even counting the smaller ones — dumped 7.1 billion pounds of 650 different industrial chemicals into our air and water (1).
Some of the most dangerous offenders are as follows:
1. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls):
This industrial chemical has been banned in the US for decades, yet is a persistent organic pollutant that’s still present in your environment (2).
Risks: Cancer, impaired fetal brain development
Major Source: Farm-raised salmon, which are fed ground-up fish that have absorbed PCBs in the environment – giving a more concentrated dose.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides and 30% of insecticides are known to be carcinogenic. Dangerous amounts of pesticide residue has been detected in 50-95% of U.S. foods (3).
Risks: Cancer, Parkinson’s disease, miscarriage, nerve damage, birth defects, blocking the absorption of food nutrients
Major Sources: Food (fruits, vegetables & commercially raised meats), bug spray
Chemical compounds formed as a result of combustion processes such as commercial or municipal waste incineration & from burning fuels (wood, coal or oil). (4)
Risks: Cancer, reproductive & developmental disorders, chloracne (a severe skin disease with acne-like lesions), skin rashes, excessive body hair, & liver damage.
Major Sources:Over 95% of exposure comes from eating commercial animal fats.
This colorless liquid has a pleasant, nonirritating odor and a slightly sweet taste. It is used to make other chemicals. It’s formed when chlorine is added to water (5).
Risks: Cancer, potential reproductive damage, birth defects, dizziness, fatigue, headache, liver and kidney damage.
Major Sources: Air, drinking water and food can contain chloroform.
5. Heavy Metals:
Metals like arsenic, mercury, lead, aluminum & cadmium, which are prevalent in our environment – will gravitate & accumulate in the soft tissues of the body (6).
Risks: Cancer, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, foggy head, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood cells, abnormal heart rhythm, damage to blood vessels
Major Sources: Drinking water, fish, vaccines, pesticides, preserved wood, antiperspirant, building materials, dental amalgams, chlorine plants
Diseases Related to Toxic Chemicals and Pollution:
- Nervous disorders
- Nasal congestion and burning eyes
- Headaches and muscle aches
- Burning and tingling skin
- Irritability and mental confusion
- Lack of coordination, and other symptoms
Remove The Toxic Chemicals:
Fortunately, God gave us the ability to rule our environment rather than let it overpower us. In doing so, he created our bodies to heal themselves…without drugs or surgeries. God needs no help, just no interference.
Toxicity = Major Interference. Remove the interference through natural cleansing techniques and provide the nutrients and environment the body needs and the body once again heals itself. Find out how the toxic onslaught has affected you and your family & what you can do today to take back control of your health!
Read this article on 10 daily detoxification strategies.