There are almost 9000 chemicals circulating in the world of commerce (shopping) today.
According to environmental experts, we use approximately 62 chemicals that are considered toxic in our homes, every single day.
We are exposed to these chemicals in our daily routine -everything from synthetic fragrances (cleaners, scented candles) to the harmful fumes in oven cleaners.
Ingredients in traditional household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, issues with fertility, to name just a few.
Research tell us that in infrequent and small doses, these chemicals are relatively harmless. However when exposed over and over - they start to become a serious risk.
If you keep close contact with products that contain toxic chemicals over many years you add to something called the body’s “toxic burden” - the number of chemicals stored in your body’s tissue. Symptoms of toxic burden begin to surface when we reach our personal limit of accumulated toxins – and our body can’t work fast to enough to get rid of them.
These symptoms include, but are not limited to:
How to avoid it?
It’s hard to control many of the environmental factors that contribute to your body toxicity. We can, however, focus on the things we have control over. Things like our diet, our personal care regime and the cleaning products we keep under the kitchen sink.