Here at Chemicals Health Monitor, we aim to inform the European public about the dangers you face every day in the air you breathe, the food you eat, and water you drink. Toxins are all around us and are constantly consumed without a second thought.
With so many toxic chemicals everywhere, we think it’s important that you know what to avoid and what changes to make in order to protect your family and live a healthier lifestyle.
Sometimes, avoiding toxins is impossible, considering that even the air we breathe in is polluted.
“According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is Earth’s biggest environmental risk and has caused the death of almost 7 million people in 2012. “
Almost half of those deaths were linked to indoor air pollution, which is something that you can control. Toxins are found in everything from paint to air fresheners, so it’s important that you know how to identify possible indoor toxins that can prove dangerous for your family and get rid of them.
Breathing in these toxins can lead to a number to different health problems, including respiratory diseases and cancers.
Toxic chemicals are also found in the food we eat and beverages we drink as well. Even many of the foods that are advertised as being health foods contain chemicals which are not good for your body. Our goal is to give you information that you may not even find on food labels.
Some of these toxins include sodium nitrite/nitrate, sodium aluminum sulfate, recombinant bovine growth hormone, pesticides and bisphenol-A (BPA).
These chemicals can have a wide variety of negative effects on the human body, including developmental problems, obesity, infertility and certain kinds of cancer.
All these chemicals and pollutants that have been increasing in our environment over the years have also contributed to a worldwide increase of obesity and cancer cases, which have been reaching epidemic proportions. Although cardiovascular disease, which is a main symptom of obesity, is still the number one killer in the world, cancer mortality rates have also risen and remain a close second.
It’s important that you not only stay updated on all the latest information concerning your health and all the toxins that pose a danger to you and your family, but that you also share the information in an effort to bring a change.
In addition to staying informed about all the toxins and pollutants that are a danger to us, it’s also important that we become proactive in order to live a healthier lifestyle and provide a safer environment for our family. Create a living area that is free of toxins, and if chemicals must be used for cleaning and such, make sure that the area is properly ventilated.
You should also try to use natural ingredients whenever possible. Read labels before you buy food and try to buy organic when possible. Although some toxins in this world cannot be avoided, getting rid of the toxins we can, will lead to a healthier life for yourself and your family alike.