Recently, toxic products are getting increasingly more attention from scientists. To be more to the point, the concern is about the toxic ingredients found in household products, personal use products and agricultural products etc.
Over the last twenty years or so many people are suffering from newly diagnosed diseases. Disturbingly large numbers of adults are experiencing the debilitating effects of diseases like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia to name a couple. A startlingly large number of children are suffering from conditions such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Asthma is increasingly evident in all age groups. The ever growing number of chemicals in our environment contribute in a big way to the assault on our immune systems.
Just about any
you look at on a store shelf contains chemical ingredients that most of us know nothing about. It is critical for our health that we seek out
natural cleaning products.
Also, micro fiber cloths are an excellent option, as they only use water for cleaning.
There are also a great many chemicals and toxins in
personal use products
that most of us use every day.
Many of us use air-fresheners to mask odors in our homes from pets etc. It is much safer and more effective to use a
Not only are people suffering diseases and disorders but the environment is experiencing distress as well. Those lakes and rivers that contain very little life are examples. Any body of water that is left in its natural state is teeming with life of all sorts, both in and around it.
Another instance of chemical impact is the dramatic decline in bee populations in many countries around the world. Up until recently, the cause has been a bit of a mystery. Earlier in 2008 in Wurttemberg Germany, coincident with planting of sweet corn and rapeseed which are treated with Clothianidin, about two-thirds of the bee population were wiped out. Ninety-nine percent of the bees tested showed traces of Clothianidin. This discovery leads to the speculation that this insecticide that affects bees and other insects may be linked to the decline in bee populations all around the world. Any threat to the bee population is a serious matter as 80 percent of crops depend on bees for pollination.
We must be constantly looking for natural or organic alternatives to the toxic products that are so familiar to us. This is not only for our own health, but for the health of the environment at large.
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