Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Going Green

This week I’d like to offer resources for “living green”. First up is a website discussing body burden.

We literally live in a chemical soup. We are constantly breathing in, ingesting, and/or absorbing chemicals. Our air is contaminated by pollution from cars and industrial emissions, our food is covered in pesticides and herbicides, and we slather ourselves in many chemically laden skin care products. We also sit on furniture with flame retardants, use chemicals to clean our homes, etc, the list goes on and on. Have you ever pondered how much of this stuff enters your body? I have and the information is frightening.

 “Body burden” refers to the sum total of these exposures persistent in the human body. Experts estimate the average body burden is in the hundreds. You can read more about this topic here:

The Coming Clean website:

If you would like to explore the latest CDC National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, please click on this link:

Stay tuned for some tips on how to go green…

Nancy Silva, ND
Faculty, Health Sciences


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