Are toxic chemicals coursing through your blood?

Yes! In a typical adult, 100 or more! This is not a good condition for a healthy body.

A study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 99.5% of 5000 people had DDE (a breakdown product of DDT) in their blood, even though DDT was banned over 30 years ago.

Blood samples from 14 Ministers of European countries were analyzed for 103 man-made chemicals from 7 different chemical families. The findings stunned the ministers. As the director of the campaign, Karl Wagner, stated, “I was shocked because in my blood were at least 43 artificial chemicals; I had no idea these chemicals were in my body or how they got there, and nobody can tell me what effect these chemicals have.” The testing disclosed that 100 percent of the ministers’ blood samples were contaminated with PCBs, pesticides, brominated flame retardants, and perfluorinated chemicals; 79 percent were contaminated with phthalates.

A study by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine tested for chemicals in the blood and urine of nine volunteers who did not work with chemicals on the job and did not live near an industrial facility. They found 167 chemicals in the bodies of volunteers, of which chemicals 76 cause cancer, 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 79 cause birth defects or abnormal development. The predominant toxic chemicals were the familiar phthalates, organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and dioxins and furans. Several toxic chemicals are also found in the breast milk of nursing mothers.

A scary picture! Before the widespread use of synthetic chemicals after World War II, these toxic chemicals were not present in people. Human bodies have not developed effective countermeasures for these recent foreign invaders. Nevertheless, your body will be able to eliminate most of these toxic invaders IF no more are entering your body. The message is simple, learn how to identify the source of these toxic substances and avoid contact with them.

In the next blog article the author will discuss one of the largest sources of environmental toxic substances: pesticides from agriculture.


About donlouis

The author has long had a keen interest in staying healthy and fit, and in doing whatever I can to keep the natural environment unpolluted and a healthy space for people and all animals. As a former Board Member of a municipal water district, I regularly had to deal with the issue of water quality. I first became aware of radiation hazards from toxic materials while working on uranium for nuclear reactors. During the 1960s I was tuned into the global hazard from Strontium 90 raining down from atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. While working in the chemical industry in later years I became aware of the many forms of chemical contaminants entering the environment every day, and resolved to do something about it. I am able to make sense out of the voluminous descriptions of common toxic chemical because of my training in chemistry, with a Ph.D. degree and several decades of research and development work in the chemical industry. My training and experience enables me to present to readers reliable and current information on the topic of chemical hazards in the environment, and their threats to human health. All my life I have loved hiking and camping in nature. Skiing, river kayaking, and tennis have been my favorite physical activities. Nature photography is my artistic passion.
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