According to a WHO report, 24% of diseases are caused by environmental exposure to toxins. It affects not just adults, but is also a cause of ill health in children. From cleansers that are used inside our homes to the chemical toxins of manufacturing plants, there are many reasons to be concerned about the air we breathe in. Let me tell you about just four of them today.
Increased Lung Disease
Cigarette smoke is one of the most toxic indoor pollutants and everyone knows how it contributes to lung cancer. However, what is more worrisome, is the fact that secondhand inhalation of smoke also contributes to stroke and heart attack. In children, it might lead to coughing, respiratory infection, and ear infections.
Contribute To Developmental Problems in Children
Chemicals such as bisphenol A and phthalates, from which modern plastic is made, have been found to adversely affect development and disrupt the endocrine system in children. It can also lead to diabetes, autism, and ADHD, all of which are a major cause of concern in young children.
Have you ever hit a plateau after losing 20 or 30 pounds? Researchers are now finding that toxins act as endocrine disruptors altering the fat production and energy balance, preventing weight loss, and even leaving people increasingly susceptible to weight gain.
Harmful To Overall Health
Environmental toxins are present everywhere – from the various kinds of food we eat to the water we drink and the air we breathe. It affects overall health causing mild infections and at times more serious health risks such as cancer. More allergies are developing in people than ever before and many people are sensitive to an ever increasing number of foods. Some researchers believe it is mostly due to the toxins in our environment.
Here’s What You CAN Do
As much as we know about environmental toxins there isn’t a lot we can do to change the amount we are exposed to outside our home. However, we can do things to limit toxins in our home and watch what we put in our body. Since we know that toxins can cause us to hold on to fat, it makes sense that we cleanse the toxins regularly so we can stay leaner and healthier.
For those of you want to learn more about removing toxins from your home, check out my free report 11 Ways to Reduce Toxins From Your Home and Lose Weight . It’s free to download.
What steps do you take daily to reduce your toxic load?
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