Last post I discussed some of the ways toxins from your discarded electronic equipment are finding their way into the food supply and I’m guessing you’re checking back to find out how you can protect yourself and your family from these poisons. Well, here you go…BUY LESS STUFF! When you buy less stuff you create less waste and there are simply fewer toxins floating around in the oceans, rivers, soil, and air. You can also eat an abundance of organic, unprocessed, low fat foods that are low on the food chain.

Many countries are far ahead of the U.S. and China regarding their environmental stewardship. Countries like Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, Japan, and Taiwan all have take back laws, which require their manufactures to take back their old electronics and properly recycle them. This encourages those manufactures to produce products that last longer, are easier to repair, and are less toxic in general.

Toxins are prolific in our food, homes, schools, offices, clothing, toothpaste, shampoo, automobiles, air, ect. They’re everywhere and no matter what you do you can’t avoid them but you can limit your exposure. When it comes to toxins in your food one of the safest ways to reduce your exposure is to eat an abundance of organic, unprocessed, low fat foods that are low on the food chain. Toxins are stored in the body fat of all animals. Many common toxins—mercury, lead, dioxins—have a long half-life, meaning they will remain in the body fat tissue for years. For example, if a cow is fed a diet laced with antibiotics to prevent possible disease and then you eat the cow, or dairy products produced from the cow, then you too now have an antibiotic rich diet. Eating low fat animal products will help reduce your risk exposure. Or as fish swim in water polluted with toxins from e-waste recycling they consume those toxins and store them in their fat cells. The small fish eats the little fish, the big fish eats the small fish, and then you eat the big fish. You too now have accumulation of all the toxins along that food chain in your system. Eating lean fish that are lower on the food chain will significantly reduce your exposure.

Check back soon because we will be reviewing a variety of toxins, the most common places they exist, and how you can reduce your exposure.

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