According to the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, over 70,000 chemicals
are used commercially, 65,000 of which are potentially hazardous to our health.
According to the Environmental Defense Group, more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment each year, and 72 million of those pounds are known carcinogens.
Every year 10.9 million people across the globe are diagnosed with cancer and 6.7 million people die because of cancer. This is about 12% of all global deaths. The U.S. ranks in the top three countries with the highest rate of cancer in both men and women. The U.S. is also one of the top toxin producers.
The Environmental Working Group discovered in 2004 that toxicity begins in the womb. The placenta apparently does not protect the developing fetus from toxins and pollutants. The study demonstrated an average of 287 industrial chemicals found in babies’ umbilical-cord blood, including mainly known carcinogens and neuro- toxins (brain and nervous systems), but also others that affect lungs, hormone production, and general fetal development. These toxins consisted of pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.
The study proceeded to reveal that as we age, the levels of these contaminants only continue to persist. Toxins such as heavy metals, PCBs, pesticides, herbicides, and various other cancer-causing and neuro-toxic chemicals, including nitrosamines found in processed meats and a probable causative factor in type-II diabetes, are all considered prime immune system stressors which can lead to numerous diseases including neurological problems, cancers, and general cellular aging. Also highly evident were metals such as mercury (which amazingly enough is still found in many vaccines and "silver" dental fillings), cadmium, arsenic and lead, which are all strongly
correlated with various neurological disorders such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, etc.
A more recent study by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, in
collaboration with the Environmental Working Group, showed an average of 91
industrial chemicals in the blood and urine of participants. Other studies are finding rocket fuel in 100% of breast milk samples taken from women across 18 states, but even unborn children are at high risk.
... and it goes on and on. Even if some studies show a particular toxin is harmful, no one has done, or is capable of doing, a study which shows how all these toxins interact with each other and what the effect of the combination is on us. Of course we can observe for ourselves the astronomical increase of auto-immune diseases,"genetic" abnormalities, and brain dysfunctions to name just a few of the modern health challenges. Decide for yourself.
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