A Toxic Day In America

Think about the average, toxic-laden day of an American...
You wake up at 7 a.m. and brush your teeth with fluoride (toxic) toothpaste using chlorinated (toxic) water.
Then you step into the shower and breathe in chlorine vapors (toxic). You come out of the shower and put on underarm deodorant with aluminum (toxic) and a host of other poisonous, cancer-causing chemicals.
If you’re female you apply your makeup, which is full of cancerous chemicals.
If you’re wearing a brand new shirt, you’re exposing yourself to formaldehyde.
Next you go down to breakfast and have coffee with DDT (toxin) and many other pesticide and synthetic (toxic) residues. If it’s decaf, it’s made with hexane (toxic) to separate the caf from the coff.
Later that day you head out for lunch and have a diet coke full of toxic artificial sweeteners and a turkey sandwich with antibiotics and steroids that had been injected into the animal.
When you drive home in your car, you breathe in traffic fumes and dioxin and mercury from a nearby incinerator.
And to put the toxic cherry on top, when you settle into your comfy chair you watch the evening news telling you that the administration has relaxed laws for polluters because some deal has been made in Washington that compromises the health of your family.
If you happen to get a cavity from the toxic sugar in your diet and have to see the dentist, the toxic load continues to pile up. “Dental amalgams, known as silver fillings, are composed of roughly 50 percent mercury. Studies of people with mercury-containing dental fillings show a correlation between the number and size of the fillings and the amount of mercury excreted in their urine. The relationship suggests that the mercury is derived from mercury vapor released from the fillings. Some evidence shows that the level of mercury in the brain tissue of fetuses, newborns, and young children is also directly proportional to the number of surfaces of amalgam fillings the mother has.” (DISCOVER Vol. 26 No. 03, March 2005, Biology & Medicine)

What are you going to do about it? Keep walking the same path and using the same products? Stat to make some changes today. Stick with us here and tell your friends. The more we talk about these toxins in our environment, the more people will begin to get the message and look at how their consumer choices are affecting our health and our environment's health.

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