The most important thing I have learned on my sustainable living and conscious consumption journey is that our health heavily depends on it. The level of unregulated toxins in our ecosystems, soil, air and water, is hard to wrap your head around. It's scary and it doesn’t stop there. Many toxic chemicals are found in cosmetics, cleaning products, non-stick cookware, food packaging, our clothes, - just to name a few, basically in products we use every day!
Let's look at the some of the most prevalent issues we are confronted with that have a major influence on our health.
Air pollution accounts for an estimated 7 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Around 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO (World Health Organization) limits.
Air pollution is caused by burning of fossil fuels (coal, gasoline, diesel), industrial emission, indoor air pollution (VOCs), wildfires, microbial decaying process, transportation, open burning of garbage waste, construction and demolition, agricultural activities, use of chemical and synthetic products.
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Breathing is the essence of life. We can't live without it! Every system in the body relies on oxygen. Effective breathing helps you sleep better, digest food more efficiently, improve your body's immune response and reduces stress levels. It can also provide you with a greater sense of mental clarity. If the air we are breathing is filled with toxins, it effects all of these things. It's detrimental.
Drinking water is contaminated with PFAS, also known as “forev