A toxin is any foreign substance that is harmful to our health. The modern world has presented us with a doubled-edged sword. On one side are all the enormous and beneficial conveniences of high-tech consumerism, while on the other is exposure to an endless list of unhealthy chemicals. These dangerous chemicals invade our homes, workplaces and environment are almost impossible for the layman to detect and measure, but their long-term harm is not in doubt.
Reading product labels without the insight of a chemistry or toxicology degree serves little use. Terms such as dioxins, phthalates (pronounced th-allates) and their abbreviated references, such as voC’s, dEhp, dBt, BzBp, etc., are simply not part of our daily vocabulary.
Even everyday products such as drinking-water, toothpaste, processed foods, plastics, perfumes, antiperspirants, printed materials, etc., may not be as innocent as we presume. Any product that has passed through a modern factory-like processing will contain toxins as prime constituents or residual toxins as a by-product. These products surround us and unavoidably invade much of our everyday reality. Life without them, even if they may have an insidious side, is difficult to imagine.
The best course of evasive action, therefore, is to review all aspects of your life, including activities at home, at work and in the surrounding environment, and make reasonable efforts to minimize your exposure.
• Alert yourself as to the invasion of toxins in your life.
• Minimize your exposure of such toxins, as follows:
Foods: although farm produce is pre-washed prior to delivery to the supermarket shelf, it is recommended that you repeat the process at home again by soaking and rinsing all produce that will be consumed without peeling, preferably with alkalized water with a PH of around 10-11.
Store fresh foods, including liquids, in glass containers.
Only use high quality cling-film from a trusted manufacturer, cheap clingfilm is known to leach.
Always use rubber gloves when handling cleaning products. Minimize your consumption of processed, nutritiously depleted foods.
Raw Chemicals: list all the raw chemicals normally utilized in the house. Keep the stored inventory of such chemicals at a minimum level. Ensure all stored chemicals are tightly sealed and not leaking. If the container’s seal is questionable, wrap the entire container in a sealed plastic bag.
Store all chemicals that are not required for immediate use far away from the main house. Make sure such storage areas are well ventilated away from the house. Such chemicals may include...