Every day we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals such as solvents, petrochemicals, toxic metals, pesticides and more.
PESTICIDES / HERBICIDES
Approximately 3 billion kilograms of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are applied each year in the world, with usage doubling every 10 years. Less than 1% of these toxins applied ever find their way to the target pest. The rest goes into our food, water, air and soil. While organic food is better, it still as up to 50% the pesticide residue found on commercial food. Pesticides are carcinogens, mutagens and neurotoxins and can damage the immune system and the endocrine system.
CAR EXHAUST CIGARETTE SMOKE
There are nearly 1.2 Billion vehicles on world's roads now, 2 Billion by 2035 vehicles on the world’s roads poisoning our atmosphere. In some cities like Los Angeles and Mexico City, daily ‘smog’ reports are given in the newspapers and radio stations letting people know how safe it is to go outside and breathe the air. Comparing photographs of the atmosphere over the last 20 years, meteorologists have been able to document a significant toxic darkening of our skies. A thick cloud of poisonous air has settled over the planet, and while it is worse in some areas than others, the atmospheric changes are evident from pole to pole. Add to this the fact that some of us breathe smoke directly into our lungs with cigarettes, and the problem is only compounded.