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Toxins and our health

Enviromental toxins have been linked to poor health outcomes and are very difficult to avoid. They are in our food, in the household items we use and in the water we drink.

In recent years our exposure to environmental toxins has dramatically increased due to increases in industrial manufacturing and the intensive and increasing use of chemicals in producing crops. Due to these changes in our environment, we are being exposed more to environmental toxins that are linked with poor health.

Environmental toxins can be man-made or occur naturally.

Examples of environmental toxins include:

  1. Pesticides

  2. Air pollution

  3. Flame retardants

  4. Solvents

  5. Heavy Metals

Many environmental toxins are endocrine disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body's endocrine system and create bad developmental, neurological and immune effects. Research has shown that exposure in even extremely small amounts during critical periods of human development can be damaging. The effects that endocrine disruptors can have on our genes for example can be transmitted to future generations.

The most common ways that we are exposed to environmental toxins is through eating them, inhaling them or contact with our skin.


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