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Minimizing your toxic load — raw milk and organic food isn’t a total solution

Here’s an excerpt from a story in the Globe and Mail by Zosia Bielski titled “Look out ’cause this stuff is TOXIC”. Turns out food is far from being the only source of potential exposures to toxic chemicals:

The Rubber Duck of Death.

The Rubber Duck of Death.

‘We are now into the fourth generation of people exposed to toxic chemicals from before conception through to adulthood,” writes noted health

analyst Theo Colborn in the foreword to Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health.

Its authors, Canadian environmental activists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, describe our bodies as sponges soaking in harmful, petrochemical derivatives that leach out of common household objects – everything from the upholstered sofa and TV set to the popcorn bag and garden hose.

In one example, the authors estimate that by the time the average woman grabs her morning coffee, she has applied 126 chemicals in 12 products to her face, body and hair.

They write: “Pollution is now so pervasive that it’s become a marinade in which we all bathe every day.” Continue reading

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