Did you know that roughly 400 million tons of man-made toxic chemicals are produced worldwide each year? There are over 80,000 toxins, many of which are contributing a toxic overload in our bodies.
We do not even know the basic toxicity data on 86% of the 2,700 most marketed chemicals, or what negative impact on our health they might cause with long-term exposure.
We all live in an increasingly polluted environment that is negatively affecting our health. Pollution and toxins are in the air, food, and water that enters our body and becomes stored there and in fat cells.
While we are all well aware of the damage that pollutants can cause to the environment in terms of global warming or chemical accidents, somehow we don’t make as much fuss when it comes to our own toxic build up within our bodies. Most of the time we fail to realize that the build-up of all these toxins are behind internal damage and are causing us to age prematurely or leading to disease.
Toxins In The Body
Each year, the average person consumes over 14 pounds of food chemicals and additives. That means that over the course of a normal lifespan, we consume more than 1,000 pounds of food chemicals and additives.
Also, toxins are found in water and foods that have become contaminated by common insecticides and pollutants such as DDE and the PCB’s found in food packaging. Many of these toxic chemicals end up being stored in your body and fat cells.
What’s more, only 5% of pesticides reach target weeds and the rest runs off into the water and goes into the air we breathe. It’s easy to see why pollution affects every one of us.
Many of these toxic compounds end up being stored in human fat tissue that surrounds your vital organs, in the compacted waste that clings to the walls of our intestines, in your liver, kidneys, lungs, and skin.