Alaboutnothing Official Blog

June 23, 2019

Let’s Talk Toxins and How They Enter Our Body (Part 1)

 If you have been living in a cave in the mountains of Siberia for the last 50 years then you need to know that toxins in the air are among the worst cause of climate change, but we are not going there in this post even though one of the most toxic products for the environment and the body is shared and that is PLASTIC.  We are going to discuss how toxins enter the body, what creates toxins, and what can toxins cause in our health systems.  Please note that the company 4 Seasons Plastic removal  has currently 300 employees all around the world constantly cleaning up plastics polluting beaches and lands all around the world.  Please support 4 Seasons by going to their web site.

What is a toxin?

A compound that has an adverse effect on physiology

– Man Made ; BPA sed in manufacturing of plastics -> estrogenic effect

– Natural ; Botulinum toxin made by bacteria -> Botulism

How do Toxins Enter the Body?

Direct contact through skin and mucous membrane.
Ingestion through the gastrointestinal tract.
Inhales from the air.
Who is at greatest risk?

Developing babies
Pregnant women (And men or other, depending on what planet you live on)
Children
Women (and men) of childbearing (<did not know this was one word) age
Industrial workers
Obese individuals
People with chronic medical conditions
Endocrine Disruption and its effects:

Endocrine Disruption – Toxins can interrupt hormone function in humans.

Effects:

Miscarriage and abnormal fetal development
Infertility in men and women
Development problems
Precocious puberty
Thyroid dysfunction
Autoimmunity
Weight changes (Obesogens)
Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
Cancer

 

Mercury (Not the car)

Released into the air/oceans by burning coal or incinerating waste
Leaches from amalgam fillings into the body ( http://www.IAOT.org  to find a dentist for safe removal)
High fructose corn syrup contains mercury
Avoid mercury thermometers and fluorescent light bulbs
Invest in HEPA filter to remove mercury from air in your home

 

Lead (Can be tested for)

Found in drinking water, soil, air, etc.
Get rid of old paint on walls (Pre-1978)
Avoid older/imported toys, furniture, ceramics
Treat tap water to remove lead (Filter)
Plant5-based diets absorb less lead (and other toxins)

 

Arsenic

Found in Food, water, treated wood, chicken meat
Use water filter that removes Arsenic
Choose organically grown chicken (Arsenic is used as growth enhancer)
Remove old paint over treated wood

 

Cadmium

Found in cigarette smoke, soil, Ni-Cadmium batteries, paint, ceramics (Especially glazing), jewelry making
Certain foods may be high in Cadmium – Spinach, lettuce, potatoes, grains, soybeans, peanuts, sunflower seeds
Variety is important so you don’t get a big dose of one toxin
Stop Smoking (you can do it), avoid second and third hand smoke.

 

BPA (Bisphenol A)

Used in manufacturing of plastics
Imitates estrogen
Avoid canned foods (found in lining)
Avoid plastics (#7 has BPA)
-choose glass, stainless steels or porcelain
-No plastic in the dishwasher or microwave
-Avoid health, beauty, food products in plastic containers
Great website for alternatives  http://www.LifeWithoutPlastic.com
Paper receipts (Cashiers highly exposed < tough to eliminate)
BPA-free products often contain toxic BPS

 

Dioxin (found in)

PVC production, industrial bleaching (White paper), waste incineration, high fat animal products, and breast milk
Organic produce does not reduce dioxin exposure.  Wash fruits and vegetables before eating (Now see why water filter is needed)
Avoid smoke, vapors, incinerators, soil in hazardous waste areas, and fresh water fish like catfish, trout, and carp
Other places found – cling wrap, Tupperware, shower curtains, photo albums, dish racks, notebooks, binders, cell phones (Yes folks cell phones), table cloths, computer keyboards (We are typing with rubber gloves on), credit cards (Could be toxic in more ways than one), fake xmas trees, mouse pads, paper clips, toys, balls, kids swimming pools, labels/stickers. Appliance housing (TV , video), imitation leather furniture, shutters (not camera), rain gear, blister packs (No clue what this is), plastic bags, watch bands

 

PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl) Atrazine, and Phthalates

PBC found in building materials, electrical products, caulking, paint, glues, plastics, fluorescent lighting, banned in 1979 but persists in soil, air, water
PCB avoid by don’t eat meat dairy, fish (from polluted areas), choose organic meat, poultry, fish, low-fat/non-fat organic dairy products

Atrazine found in herbicide used in corn crops, and ends up in drinking water
Avoid Atrazine – avoid fields where atrazine has been sprayed (How would you know?), buy organic, use water filter (Popular device)
Phthalates are found in making plastic flexible, lubricant in cosmetics, PVC products (Plastic #3), toothbrushes, perfume, laundry detergents, anything labeled “fragrance”, insecticides, insect repellent, steering wheels, the “new car smell”, carpeting, vinyl flooring, coating on wires, shower curtains, plastic toys, IV bags and tubing

 

We are at the end of part 1 and when we were in the class at this point we were thinking how overwhelming all of this is. It seemed like there is nothing safe and we might be wearing rubber (Detox) gloves forever.  We had to force ourselves to stay in the moment because thoughts like calling our doctor to get some depression meds or running down to the weed store (because we can here in CA).  Think about that kid “in the bubble” he was actually in a toxic bubble if it was made out of plastic.  Next time we go in an Uber we will ask if the car has been detoxified.  One of the samples the teacher gave is when we sit on our couch a puff of toxins goes up in the air about four feet and we breath it right in.  Yes folks, we were on the phone calling the weed store and placing an order.  Ut oh!  Wonder if the weed has been sprayed?  Then we though “Wait!  Most of the meds come in plastic bottles!”  Heck with it, sprayed on not sprayed weed is the answer.

We are putting together part 2 and we have canceled our weed order.  Folks it’s all good.  We are reporting on this because the “big guy” companies don’t give a crap (Toxic) about what is going in our bodies.  They care about one thing “The almighty dollar”.  We need to talk about this and start calling our representatives in DC to get change.  Yes we know that the biggest toxic problem is Trump, but he can be removed like a puddle of dog pee-pee on your carpet.  All votes are solutions.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to tell our personal friends that our phone has passed away by choice so it would not continue to expose us to toxins and we are looking for a non toxic solution.  We will phone a friend when we get a new one.  Thanks to all of you who take your precious time to stop by.

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