3 Everyday Items that could be toxic

3 Everyday Items that could be toxic

3 Possible Toxic Everyday Items
The term toxic is defined as a poisonous material capable of causing injury or death. Now these items are not going to cause a sudden death but over time they could cause damage to the detoxification organs. These organs are the skin, respiratory system, immune system, intestines, liver, and kidneys. Limiting toxic exposure can benefit the whole body.

1. Tap Water – many prescription drugs have been found in the nation’s water supply. The drugs enter the water supply simply by people taking pills, their body absorbs some of it, but the rest is excreted out and flushed down the toilet.

What’s worst is the EPA says there are no sewage treatment systems specifically engineered to remove pharmaceuticals.

* How to limit exposure *
* Home filtration system
* Reverse Osmosis
* Distill water with Filter

What about bottled water? Don’t count on it, many are bottled from the tap.

More Info:
APNews – http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/day1_01.html

Baseline of Health Foundation – https://jonbarron.org/what-do-about-pharmaceutical-drugs-your-water

2. Plastics – Most plastics leach hormone – like chemicals. A study at the University of Texas gathered 450 plastic items from local stores and found that 70 percent of the items released chemicals that acted like estrogen and that was before exposed to real life conditions.

What about BPA Free? A team concentrated on BPA- free baby bottles and water bottles reported that all of them released chemicals having estrogenic activity.

Impact of high levels of estrogen in the body:

In Females
– Weight gain
– Menstrual Problems
– Fatigue
– Feeling depressed or anxious

In Males
– Enlarged Breasts
– Infertility
– Loss of muscle mass
– Depression

* How to Limit Exposure*
* Use glass food containers
* Use real silverware and dishes instead of plastic
* Use glass or stainless steel water bottle
* Buy toys that are made from wood

More Info:
NPR : http://www.npr.org/2011/03/02/134196209/study-most-plastics-leach-hormone-like-chemicals

Hormone Network : http://www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/womens-health/what-is-estrogen

3. Food Colorings – Most common are Blue #1 #2 ,Yellow #5, #6, Red #40

Blue #1 Banned in Norway, Finland and France.
Yellow #5 Banned in Norway and Austria.

Studies have shown a connection with dyes and ADHD and Cancer.

* How to Limit Exposure*
* Read food labels
* Use natural food coloring instead
* Read all labels because these dyes are found in a variety of other products like lotions and cosmetics

More Info:
ABC News : http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/Food/11-foods-banned-us/story?id=19457237

PubMed Health : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957945/

Do not let this information frighten you but encourage you to make healthier choices.

Peace To You,

Amanda Chalifour

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