Hundreds of thousands artificial chemicals have been unleashed,
of which approx 75,000 are in common use around the world, with
more than 3,500 used in food processing.Every year,
half a billion kg of pesticide are deposited into the environment.
The pesticide contamination is so widespread that DDT residues
are found in penguins at the South Pole, thousands of kilometers
from where the pesticide was applied and its metabolites have
been found in most of the samples of human and animal tissues
Toxic chemicals have been found in wild animals, in the oceans, in
our drinking water, in our homes, in soils and in women’s breast milk.
“It has been almost impossible for governments to control this industrial
bonanza and we are now living in a world without meaningful controls
over toxic chemicals,” according to Eve Hillary, author of “Children of
a toxic harvest.”
Nor do we have much idea about the combined effects (Synergy)
of the different chemicals. In which the combination may be far more
toxic than any of the originals alone.
When we consider that most of these chemicals accumulate in our
fatty tissues and that the brain is high in fat, the potential for harm
from prolonged exposure is very high.
Although nobody can avoid some degree of contamination, a lot
unnecessary use of chemicals can be avoided.
Minimizing exposure to chemicals can make the difference between
health and a nightmare of difficult to explain symptoms.
When we avoid the chemicals that we can avoid, our bodies are
probably be able to cope with the chemicals, we can’t avoid.
We need to exercise as much care as we possibly can to avoid
coming into daily contact with the chemicals that are forced upon us.
Man-made, synthetic or artificial chemicals are technically called
xenobiotic, this means they are foreign to life.
They effect the energy production of every cell in our body and
thereby effecting every system, in particular our immune system.
The consequences may be allergies,chronic fatique syndrome,
multiple chemical sensitivities, infertility, birth defect, artery disease,
stroke, cancer and other conditions.
In general, toxic chemicals produce free radicals, highly destructive
molecules, which cause tissue damage and eventually result in
above mentioned degenerative diseases.
It is no surprise that the increasing number of chemicals cause a
decline in the general health of populations around the world.
One in three Australians get cancer during their lifetime and one
in four die from it.
There is now evidence from a Danish study that the overall
intelligence of school children is decreasing.
According to a 1994 Worksafe Australia study, out of 2,700 death
in Australia each year from work related causes, about 2,200 death
are the results of cancers caused by chemical exposure at work.