6 Dangerous Toxins That Enter Your Body Every Day And How To Protect Yourself From Them
Sadly, as much as you think that preventative measures can protect you from different chemicals and toxins, it’s impossible to avoid them because they’re everywhere around you.
This is a list of only 6 of the many hazardous toxins that we take in our body every day:
This substance is the major ingredient of plastic bottles and the interior coating of cans.
Consequences: its effects are similar to the hormone estrogen, meaning it promotes early entry into puberty. This substance sometimes causes fertility problems and makes the work of the heart more difficult.
How to protect yourself: avoid eating food from cans, and if you really must eat it, put it in a ceramic bowl right after you open the can. If you consume drinks from plastic bottles, buy the ones labeled “BPA free”. This toxic substance is very often found in the ice containers, so if there is ice in your drink, don’t drink it to the bottom and don’t eat the ice.
They are found in plastic bags, pills, capsules, even in cosmetics and some gels. They add to the elasticity of the bags and to the beautiful fragrance of some cosmetic products, and they also prolong their shelf life.
Harmful effects: they disturb the balance of the hormones in the body, particularly the secretion of testosterone.
How to protect yourself: avoid using cosmetic products with artificial aromas, cosmetic products labeled to contain phthalates and don’t put your food in plastic containers, but in glass and ceramic ones instead.
Studies have shown that the most of perchlorates are found in milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables.
Harmful effects: the perchlorates affect the function of the thyroid gland, responsible for managing of all the hormones in the body, and they also block its iodine usage.
How to protect yourself: the best way of protection would be to know the origin of the food you consume, but often times that’s impossible, so the least you can do is take in more food rich in iodine, like seafood is.
Lead is the greatest pollutant that’s ever been found in water.
Harmful effects: being a heavy metal, lead is very difficult to eliminate from the body. It increases the levels of cortisol in the body, the hormone of stress, and it can be accumulated in the feat area, causing thus problems with blood circulation and blocking the motor skills.
How to protect yourself: take care that the water you drink is filtered and the food you consume is natural and organic. Never drink water from the water heating.
Mercury is one of the byproducts of the heavy industry. It is present in many fish and shellfish.
Harmful effects: when accumulated in the body in larger amounts, mercury has the ability to cause disruptions in the menstrual cycle and the ovulation. It can also cause damage to the pancreas cells that regulate the blood sugar levels.
How to protect yourself: you don’t have to quit eating fish and seafood, just pick the smaller fish when shopping. Smaller fish haven’t got the ability to absorb mercury.
These chemicals are used for producing containers with non-sticky floor. Pizza cartons and packages of microwave popcorn are examples which are widely used in everyday life.
Harmful effects: these chemicals have also an impact on the function of the thyroid gland, and by this, on all body hormones. Many studies have confirmed their negative impact on fertility, in both males and females.
How to protect yourself: read the statements, don’t use containers with non-sticky floor, and in case you do, don’t rub or scratch them. Try to use ceramic pots.