The Environment and the Quest for Health
We simply cannot escape our exposure to man- made chemicals. But there is a lot we can do to moderate our exposures. For the most part, it is up to us to become more conscious about the chemicals we are exposed to in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the furniture in our homes, the clothes we wear, and the products we put on our bodies every day. While one-time exposure to chemicals is often considered “safe,” many of these products are used every day, and the effects of long- term exposure, especially when combined with other chemicals, is largely unstudied and unknown. It is up to us to proceed through this chemically laden world we live in first and foremost with caution.
Thanks in part to increased awareness and our improved ability to measure pollutants and draw more direct connections between exposure and disease, change is afoot when it comes to environmental toxins and our ability to recognize and avoid them.
It’s important that we all understand what we can change and what we cannot when it comes to environmental toxins and anticancer living. We need to collectively become aware of the main known toxins that show up in our air, water, food, and other consumer products (beauty aids, clothing, home- building materials, and household goods).