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Are we living dangerously?

A book I recommend to read is “Living Dangerously” by Pat Thomas. It makes you stop and think about things which many people don’t want to do but I think its something we all need to do rather than just accepting everything we are told or have been taught.

Are everyday toxins making you sick by Pat Thomas, it is just one of many books and its amazing how you find so many books and people all saying the same thing. In this book it says environmental pollutants are particularly dangerous threats to our health causing subtle damage to our bodies often years before producing recognisable symptoms.

FACT – We don’t get sick for no reason. There is always a reason.

GP’s treat the symptoms we present with but don’t usually look any further than that. In my opinion prevention is much better than having to find a cure so it makes sense to do your own research and gather facts so you can make your own informed decisions.

Our everyday lives are now full of different potentially harmful chemicals and pollutants hounding our bodies everyday, chemicals in toiletries, in cleaning products, in laundry products, pesticides sprayed on foods, preservatives and additions added to foods we buy, Wifi and Electro magnetic fields – all reported safe in small quantities but do we just use one product a day or eat one item of food only a day, of course not we use several toiletry items, several cleaning items and laundry items a day, everywhere we go there is Wifi and so on. Its actually quite a cocktail we subject ourselves to each day.

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Who determines what is an acceptable risk? When there is a choice surely cutting down the risk to a minimal level makes sense? Its about damage limitation in my view as nobody can live healthily on an unhealthy Planet. Its time to wake up and realise what we are doing to ourselves and to the beautiful place we call Home.

Have you had your daily cocktail?

man-1456951_1280Pity it was a cocktail of nasty chemicals!

Stop and think just how products we use on ourselves and in our environment on a daily basis and consider how many different chemicals are in those products, some cocktail wouldn’t you say?

Are we all really happy doing a chemical experiment on ourselves each and everyday ?

Awareness of the products and their ingredients has to be the first step, we can all look at labels but would be know what they are are if we can even pronounce them in the first place? Many of the ingredients are written so small that you have difficulty actually making them out or they are there but you have to lift a label to see them.

Awareness has to be the first step to understanding, then people can make their own informed decision.

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Why take even the slightest risk by carrying on using products that contain potentially toxic ingredients?

My daughter has slight eczema but she has had no problem since we have been using ecofriendly products in the home, a pair of school trousers were washed recently in a shop bought biological washing powder (she didn’t know this) and within a few hours of wearing them her eczema had erupted quite badly on her legs.

My eldest daughter also recently used a well known facial wash/moisturizer after reading good reports about what it could do to help teenage skin, she woke up with blisters on her face.

So many irritations, allergies i believe are caused by using chemical laden products in the home, environment and on ourselves, we do all really need to stop and start thinking for ourselves.

The average person uses 9 personal care products every day and most of those are even before they have stepped out of the door. Most of these contain scores of man made chemicals. Many of these chemicals have never been studied for long-term safety.

Those that have will have only been looked at with regard to compatibility with the other chemicals in the same product (not if they were then mixed with different products that you use!)

Your skin absorbs 60% of everything that you put on it – so how many products are you using and so mixing into a deadly cocktail on your skin? Soap, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, shaving gel,moisturiser, foundation, deodorant, makeup remover, body lotions – anything else?

A large cocktail of nasty chemicals!!

Did you know the average person uses 9 different personal care products each day. Most of them contain man made chemicals and have probably only been tested for compatibility with other chemicals in the same product.

Your skin absorbs up to 60% of what is put on it. What products do you use in the mornings for instance? Soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shaving gel, moisturiser, deodorant, body lotions, foundation, make up remover…………….

Your body cannot deal with all these chemicals and they build up in your body and could cause problems later on.

Did you know that to be able to be called “natural” only one ingredient has to be “natural”. Take a few minutes to check the products you use every day, many contain SLS, SLES, Parabens, Aluminium chloride and others , all of which can cause a range of problems from rashes, eczema, blocking pores, mimicking oestrogen and some being casually linked to cancers.

 

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