You’re right to be concerned about the BPA and phthalates that enter your body through contact with toxic plastics in your home. But once you have a handle on that, and have made sufficient changes to reduce your exposure to these chemicals, you might want to consider the broader issue of your total body burden.
What is your “body burden”? You’ll find an good explanation at the beginning of this excellent article at GorgeouslyGreen.com.
"Have you heard of the term “Body Burden”? I first heard about it a few years ago and was absolutely astounded. Your “Body Burden” refers to synthetic chemicals that are stored in your blood and tissues – the chemicals that you walk around with everyday! No one is exempt from this rather scary predicament because these synthetic chemicals, which have become commonplace in our environment since the 1950’s, are just about everywhere. Even if you lived off-the grid on an organic farm in the wilds of Montana, you’d still have a body burden. Not even babies get away with a clean bill of health in this area because some of these chemicals cross can cross the placenta during pregnancy, and others pass from mom to baby through breast milk."
The article goes on to list and describe the principal chemical groups that make up most of your body burden.
It’s scary reading. But it’s also essential reading if you are raising children or have concerns about your own health.
Read the full article here...
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