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January 4, 2016 Puzzle Piece - DEATH WARNING: We are all Born Polluted and Continue to be Exposed Daily

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January 4, 2016 Puzzle Piece

DEATH WARNING: We are all Born Polluted
and Continue to be Exposed Daily


We are contaminating our bodies with what is considered everyday products.  Unregulated substances are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes, infertility and early onset puberty (around 9 years old).  The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics warned in October 2015, “Widespread exposure to toxic environmental chemicals threatens healthy human reproduction”.
The chemical industry seems to get the same casual look as the tobacco industry.  They are getting away with minimizing science and diverting regulation to our detriment.  As early as the 1950’s researchers were reporting that cigarettes and other tobacco products caused cancer.  Politics lagged in responding for decades and we are in the same situation with toxic chemicals.
Endocrine disrupters are found in pesticides, plastics, shampoos, cosmetics, cash register receipts, cooking utensils, food can linings, flame retardants, sodas, high sugar intake and sugar substitute drinks.  For example 2,5-DCP is a metabolite of 1,4-dichlorobenzene (paradichlorobenzene), a chemical used in moth balls, room deodorizers, toilet bowl cleaners and other household cleaning products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention6 (CDC):
"Paradichlorobenzene has been detected in ambient air in households, bathrooms and new buildings, and in exhaled breath samples of persons living in households where room deodorizers and moth crystals were used.
2,5-Dichlorophenol can also be formed in waste water treatment, wood pulp processing, and during the incineration of wood, coal and municipal waste.
The gynecology federation states, “Exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy and lactation is ubiquitous,” the organization cautioned, adding that virtually every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body. It cited a National Cancer Institute report finding that “to a disturbing extent babies are born ‘pre-polluted.’”
Research now indicates the mother downloads toxic substances into the baby. Concerned organizations are in part the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the World Health Organization, Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and similar groups.
These medical professionals are confronting rising cases of hypospadias, a birth defect in which boys are born with a urethra opening on the side of the penis rather than at the tip. They are the ones treating women with breast cancer. Both are conditions linked to early exposure to endocrine disrupters, as are many other symptomatic expressions.
Other major organizations that recently issued a warning are the Endocrine Society, the international association of doctors and scientists who deal with the hormone system.
“Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society — diabetes and obesity,” the Endocrine Society said in announcing its 150-page “scientific statement.” It added that “mounting evidence” also ties endocrine disrupters to infertility, prostate cancer, undescended testicles, testicular cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and neurological issues. Sometimes these problems apparently arise in adults because of exposures decades earlier in fetal stages.  “The threat is particularly great when unborn children are exposed,” the Endocrine Society warned.
Tracey J. Woodruff of the University of California, San Francisco notes, “One myth about chemicals is that the U.S. government makes sure they’re safe before they go on the marketplace.” In fact, most are assumed to be safe unless proved otherwise.
Of the 80,000 or more chemicals in global commerce today, only a very few have been screened for safety. Even when substances are proven to be detrimental and banned, the replacement chemical may be just as bad or even worse because no research has proven otherwise.  We are human test subjects.
Professor Woodruff said, “It’s frustrating to see the same story over and over.  Animal studies, in vitro tests or early human studies show that chemical A causes adverse effects. The chemical industry says, ‘Those are bad studies, show me the human evidence.’ The human evidence takes years and requires that people get sick. We should not have to use the public as guinea pigs.”
Europe is moving toward testing chemicals before they go on the market, but the United States is a laggard because of the power of the chemical lobby. Chemical safety legislation now before the Senate would require the Environmental Protection Agency to start a safety assessment of only 25 chemicals in the first five years.  What about the other 75, 975 chemicals?
We must be aware and educate our patients and families.  We are all at risk but the costs are very high for women who are pregnant and their unborn.  The very young and the very old are at greater risk as well.  It is paramount we eat organic, reduce the use of plastics, touch cash register receipts as little as possible, avoid flame-retardant couches etc. and consult the consumer guides at for added insights.
The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year.  This ensures chemical companies to enjoy strong quarterly profits, more babies to be born with defects and more women and men to die unnecessarily of breast and other cancers, along with hundreds of other potential consequences.
We also recommend Far Infrared Sauna ( at 800-794-5355), foot baths and other detox treatment that we use and teach how to implement.  We will go over the protocol of identification and detoxification at Homecoming 2016.  ALSO THE JULY 20, 2015 PUZZLE PIECE HAS THE HOMEOPATHIC HOMOCHORD PROTOCOL USING OPTI-ENVIRO AND OPTI-METALS DETOX.
Here is a list developed by Dr Mercola: Tips to Help You Avoid Toxic Chemicals
Although it's virtually impossible to steer clear of all endocrine-disrupting chemicals, you can certainly minimize your family's exposure by keeping some key principles in mind.
  1. Eat mostly fresh, raw whole foods. Processed and packaged foods are a common source of BPA and phthalates—particularly cans, but also foods packaged in plastic wrap.
  2. Buy products that come in glass bottles rather than plastic or cans.
  3. Store your food and beverages in glass, rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap. Use glass containers if heating food in your microwave, as heat tends to increase the release of chemicals from plastic. Be aware that even "BPA-free" plastics typically leach other endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are just as bad as BPA.
  1. Use glass baby bottles for your infants.
  2. Be careful with cash register receipts. If you use a store regularly, encourage the management to switch to BPA-free receipts. I shop at Publix for my food and when I called them about the receipts it turns out they already switched. Nevertheless it is wise to limit your contact with all these receipts.
  3. Look for products that are made by companies that are Earth-friendly, animal-friendly, sustainable, certified organic and GMO-free. This applies to everything from food and personal care products to building materials, carpeting, paint, baby items, furniture, mattresses, and more. When redoing your home, look for "green," toxin-free alternatives in lieu of regular paint and vinyl floor coverings, the latter of which is another source of phthalates.
  4. Choose toys made from natural materials to avoid plastic chemicals like phthalates and BPA/BPS, particularly for items your child may be prone to suck or chew on.
  5. Breastfeed your baby exclusively if possible, for at least the first year (to avoid phthalates exposure from infant formula packaging and plastic bottles/nipples).
  6. Use natural cleaning products, or make your own.
  7. Switch over to organic toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants and cosmetics. EWG's Skin Deep database16 can help you find personal care products that are free of phthalates and other potentially dangerous chemicals.
  1. Replace your vinyl shower curtain with a fabric one.
  2. Replace feminine hygiene products (tampons and sanitary pads) with safer alternatives. While most ingredients in feminine hygiene products are undisclosed, tests suggest they may contain dioxins and petrochemical additives.
  1. Look for fragrance-free products: phthalates are often used to help the product hold its fragrance longer. Artificial fragrance can also contain hundreds—even thousands—of potentially toxic chemicals. Avoid fabric softeners, dryer sheets, air fresheners and scented candles for the same reason.
  1. Check your home's tap water for contaminants and filter the water if necessary. You may also want to use an alternative to PVC pipes for your water supply.
  2. Teach your children not to drink water from the garden hose, as many are made with phthalate-containing plastics. They are typically more expensive but usually higher quality hoses are well worth the investment.
  1. Avoid using pesticides and herbicides around your home.
  2. Avoid all products containing triclosan, which is yet another endocrine-disruptor. The chemical structure of triclosan is similar to thyroid hormones and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), allowing it to attach to thyroid hormone receptors.

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