I’m quite aware that chemicals lurk everywhere in our daily lives, whether we want them to or not. We live in a day and age where our most commonly used products contain a plethora of man made chemicals. What’s even worse is that many of these chemicals are toxic and not regulated by the agencies that are supposed to keep us safe, and certainly not by the companies themselves. The good news is, there’s a simple solution. But first, here are a few facts I learned from watching The Human Experiment, a documentary that explores the chemicals we use in our everyday lives.
1. In 1999, 1 in 500 kids had autism. Today it’s 1 in 88.
Other increases over the past 45 years:
Childhood brain cancer 38%
Leukemia in children 74%
Early onset puberty 55%
Genital deformities in baby boys 122%
Life threatening birth defects >100%
Not to mention, breast cancer rates have gone up more than 30% in women and men since 1975. It’s increasingly occurring in very young women who have no family history of cancer, don’t smoke, drink, or eat meat, and have active lifestyles.