This is just ONE of the highlights from today's Truth About Cancer summit - the discussion - Dirty Dozen - The Top Environmental Toxins That Causes Cancer. From the entire list, the one we as consumers have the most control over - is the toxins we put on our skin, through our choice of skincare, make up, shampoo, and sunscreen.
I have many notes from today's talk and will be putting the list together in the form of an article to place under my education tab. But I want to share with you some additional statistics which I found quite frightening...
- Average person urinates 7 pesticides each time they urinate.
- Average woman absorbs 2 lbs of cosmetic sludge through their skin each year, per Dr. Keith Scott Mumby
- Recent report revealed that 10 newborn infants had umbilical cord blood analyzed, and found 287 chemicals in the blood, of which 208 are carcinogenic!!
Yes, I had to emphasize that last bullet point. That one shocked even myself. Are you pregnant? Whom do you know that is? We all know that what you eat, and your lifestyle (whether you drink or smoke), directly affects an unborn baby's health. But not once, when I was pregnant years ago, was I warned that what I put on my skin could affect my baby's heatlh.
I learned several years ago that if my, or my husband's hormones, were out of balance during conception or during pregnancy, especially lack of the progestation hormone - progesterone - that it could affect the brain development of an unborn child. There is MUCH to consider during pregnancy. Not only eating healthy, but choosing pure and safe skincare, shampoo, deodorant, in addition to proper nutrition and avoiding exposure to fumes, lawn chemicals, toxic cleaners, and more.
Chemical Body Burden organization states, "Of the approximately 80,000 chemicals that are used in the United States, we do not know how many can become a part of our chemical body burden, but we do know that several hundred of these chemicals have been measured in people's bodies around the world."
So what is your chemical burden? And whom might you be passing that chemical burden on to?
Rita S., Purely Living Wellness