TOXIC CHEMICALS

Environmental health

There is a great toxical chemicals variety in the home environment, that stem from multiple sources, from cooking utensils, paints, solvents, etc. to personal care products, cosmetics, cleaning products and pesticides.

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS, SILENT ENEMIES

HOW TO DEFEND OURSELVES?

RECOMMENDATIONS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK LOS 13 JINETES DEL APOCALIPSIS METABÓLICA (DR. JORGE CUBRÍAS, 2019) AND FROM SCIENTISTS AT MD ANDERSON HOSPITAL (USA)

01.- FRESH AND ORGANIC FOOD

Consumption of real food, ideally local, fresh and organic. Therefore, processed and packaged products are a source of chemical substances, like BPA and phthalates. It is very important to wash all fresh products properly, especially if they are not organic.


02.- MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS FROM GRAZING ANIMALS

Choose meat and dairy products from grazing animals, bred in a sustainable manner, to reduce their exposure to hormones, pesticides and fertilisers. Furthermore, we must avoid milk and dairy products containing the recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or the transgenic (rBST).


03.- WILD FISH AND KRILL OIL

Rather than eating conventional or farmed fish, often polluted with PCB and mercury, it is also recommended to take high quality oil krill supplements or eat wild fish, whose purity has been analysed, like wild Alaska salmon.


04.- PRODUCTS IN GLASS CONTAINER

It is important to buy products in glass container, instead of plastic packages or cans, because the chemical plastic contains and the plastic coatings cans have leach into the food.


05.- PAY ATTENTION TO BPA-FREE PLASTIC

It must be taken into account that BPA-free plastic commonly have other chemical endocrine disruptors, as bad as BPA, that are not always identified on the labelling.


06.- STORE IN GLASS INSTEAD OF IN PLASTIC

Store food and drinks in glass containers instead of in plastic ones, We should avoid using plastic or aluminium foil to wrap and store food. Use glass baby bottles.


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07.- COOKING WITH GLASS OR POTTERY UTENSILS

Replace also non-stick pots and pans by glass or ceramic ones.


08.- FILTERING WATER (USE AND CONSUMPTION)

Filter water for drinking and showering. If you can only afford one, it is better to filter water for showering, because the skin absorbs all the pollutants. To eliminate the herbicide endocrine disruptor Atrazine, we must make sure that our filters are certified to do it. According to the Environmental Workinh Group (EWG), perclorate can be filtered without an inverse osmosis filter.


09.- PRODUCTS WITH ORGANIC CERTIFICATION

Searching all type of products manufactured by companies which respect animals, sustainable, with organic certification and without transgenics. From food and personal care products to building materials, carpets, paints, furniture, matresses, clothes, etc.

10.- VACUUM CLEANER WITH A HEPA FILTER

Use a vaccum with a hepa filter to remove your home polluted air. It is one of the major routes to the fire resistant chemicals exposure, that are found in many household products.


11.- CHOOSING FURNITURE MADE OF NATURAL INFLAMMABLE MATERIAL

When purchasing new products, such as furniture, matresses, carpets, etc. we should consider the fire resistant varieties which contain materials not so inflammable as leather, wool, cotton or silk.


12.- DO NOT PURCHASE STAIN AND WATER RESISTANT CLOTHING AND FURNITURE

Do not buy stain and water resistant clothing, furniture and carpets, to avoid perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).


13.- AVOID PLASTIC TOYS

Make sure that children’s toys do not contain BPA, such as dummies, teething rings, and any other object the baby could suck or chew (even books, that are often laminated). It is generally advised to avoid all the plastics, especially the flexible varieties.


14.- USING NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS

Using natural or self made cleaning products, for example vinegar or bicarbonate. Try to avoid all those products that include 2-Butoxyethanol EGBE and metoxi diglycol DEGME, 12 toxic glycol teles, that can endanger the fertility or cause harm to the developing fetus.


15.- NOT TO OPT FOR VINYL CURTAINS

When replacing the curtains, do not choose vinyle, but made of fabric and, if possible, not treated with chemical products (stain and wrinkle resistant).


16.- ORGANIC BATH PRODUCTS

It is important to remove the personal care products, such as sanitary towels and tampons with safer alternatives. Using organic bath products, toothpaste without fluoride (despite it has been advised for many years we know now that it is toxic), antiperspirants and organic cosmetics. Skin-deep EWG11 database may help you finding personal care products phthalate free and other potencially dangerous chemical.


17.- BUYING FRAGANCE-FREE PRODUCTS

Look for fragance-free products, as this can contain hundreds or thousands of potencially toxic chemicals.


18.- REFUSING THE USE OF SOFTENERS AND WIPES

Avoid fabric softeners and wipes, because they contain a mixture of synthetic chemical and fragances.


19.- PHYSIOLOGICAL HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL TOOLS

Trying to mantain healthy and functional our physiological detoxification tools, especially hepatic phases 1 and 2, lymphatic and emuntorial system, respecting the evaluation frequency and volume and shape.


20.- SAUNAS ANS STEAM BATHS

Sauna and steam bath sessions have been proposed empirically as a valid and reasonable tool, although there is limited bibliographic support.

DO YOU KNOW THIS?

A HOUSE CONTAINS 500-1000 TOXIC CHEMICALS!

There is a great range of toxic chemical products in the environment, from paint and solvents to personal care products, cosmetics, cooking utensils, cleaning products and pesticides.

CLEANING PRODUCTS

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

PAINTS/ SOLVENTS

COSMETICS/ PESTICIDES

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