In a recent report published in the The Lancet, the authors discuss the role of toxins on the development of the nervous system. They make some really important points:
- In 2013 there were 214 known neurotoxicants that have been identified
- In 2002 there were 202
- There are probably many more that are currently unknown
- New approaches are needed that reverse the dangerous presumption that new chemicals and technologies are safe until proven otherwise
They conclude their report with the following statement:
“Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognised toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviours, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries. A new framework of action is needed.”
We are all vulnerable but children are at the highest risk. Toxins can be slow and steady causes of dis-ease that are “under the radar”.
The authors reported that industrial chemicals can cause an effect equal to that of preterm birth, traumatic brain injury, brain tumours, and congenital heart disease.
The authors propose a “global prevention strategy”. Should we wait until this happens? Absolutely not. It’s simply going to take too long.
We must become empowered with information on how to get rid of toxins in our environment, and learn strategies to get toxins out of the body.
I have posted about toxins in past blogs. There are action steps you can take to help protect yourself and your family.
This study is just another reminder that we must become proactive in the maintenance of our health. The chemical industry does not have our health in mind, they only consider their bottom line.
Learning how to avoid toxins, detoxify, cleanse the body, and maintain a clean environment is no longer optional, it is essential.