Toxic waste or toxic waist?
I’m gonna share something with you I posted on another one of my websites about 6 years ago. It’s about how you might be dealing with toxic waste in ways you weren’t aware of. And I share some super simple solutions.
I remember way back when I was going to school in Pasadena, Texas. Our house was near a paper mill, not far from refineries, and there was no doubt about it. The air and water looked and smelled like a toxic hazard. That’s putting it mildly.
Where does toxic waste go?
Since then we’ve learned a lot about where we should and shouldn’t throw our toxic waste. We still need to improve, but at least we’re aware and working on it. However; something you might not be as aware of is how toxic and polluted your everyday products are…and how toxic and polluted you might be. Sorry…it’s weird but true. You might be a walking, talking toxic hazard.
You might be going along day-to-day thinking you’re doing your part for the environment, and yet you don’t realize what you’re doing to yourself. Your soft drinks, water, condiments, cookies, meats, and just about everything else you consume are found in plastic containers nowadays. Quite a lot of research shows how the pollutants in the plastic are leaching into the products they contain.
So, it’s also getting into you
Do you live in a house with carpet? Evidence shows how carpets contain adhesives and other chemicals which give off toxic emissions. Yikes! Still want to roll around on the floor?
OK…so you jump up from the floor, and as you’re leaning on the wall eyeing your carpet, think about this. Is your wall covered in paint loaded with high level VOC’s? (volatile organic compounds) Is the paint free from heavy metals? (cadmium or lead) Even if it doesn’t have these substances, it could still have formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone, or odor-masking agents.
Your daily exposure to all these toxins and pollutants can be detrimental. Don’t get me wrong. You might not be affected at all. In fact, you might have a great genetic make up which helps keep you immune to toxic chemicals. Then again…why risk it? Why not clean up your personal environment? You won’t be much help to any environmental issues if you’re a sluggish, toxic hazard.
Keep it this simple…
- Move around more…in the sunshine and fresh air
- Drink plenty of water…filtered water (more on that another time)
- Eat sensibly…don’t make this complicated. Remember what your Grandmother told you…start there.
- Use glass…not plastic
- Avoid aluminum…containers and cookware
- Make your own cleaning products…it’s easy, safer, and they smell great!
Can you do it? Will you do it? Does it matter to you?
OK, that’s the whole article I wrote 6 years ago. Maybe it doesn’t matter to anyone anymore. But then again, maybe one person needed to read it. If that’s you, I hope it makes sense. And if it does, it’s one more example of how life has Rhyme and Reason because God made us.