Why Detox? Get the Facts
We come into contact with harmful chemicals every day. Over 80,000 chemicals are registered in the U.S. alone. They are in the air we breathe; they are in the food we eat; they are in the products we use.
We live in a toxic world filled with pollutants, additives, dyes and pesticides. These chemicals can have a tremendous impact on our health.
A good example is mercury, a toxic substance released into the environment due to human industrial activity, polluting both the air and oceans and now present in nearly all fish. Acute or chronic mercury exposure in humans can cause serious birth defects in newborns and developmental delays in young children.
Researchers from Harvard University found that mercury levels in the ocean have risen by 30 percent over the last 20 years.
What about the chemicals used in food packaging, like Bisphenol A (more commonly known as BPA)? It’s found in plastic bottles, food wrappers, cosmetics and personal hygiene products. BPA has been around since 1957, and it is only now that we are learning of the risks that exposure to this chemical poses. New research suggests that BPA may cause cancer, obesity, disrupt dopamine systems and cause hormone problems.
Newly synthesized chemicals have undergone fewer tests than BPA and more and more are entering the marketplace every year. Why detox? The exposure to environmental and chemical pollutants poses the question of what deleterious effects will they have on our health in years to come?
More to come soon …