Chemicals – can’t live with them, can’t live without them..
A couple of days ago, while cleaning the house, I’ve decided to put on a documentary on Netflix. It was about the dangerous chemicals a.k.a toxins that our children are exposed to everyday. This was really an eye-opening experience to me. We’ve had toxicology courses during med-school but I’ve never really realized the importance of this until I got a couple of children of my own. I’ve come to realize that our everyday products from the baby shampoo to our detergents are chemical (toxin) loaded and this affects the children in unexpected ways. For example they increase the cancer risk and leads to endocrine disruptions. So this led me to engaged in a so called “chemical diet”, that is that I’m trying to get rid of all the unnecessary chemicals from the house. I’m also trying to use only natural products but sadly most of these products aren’t “Natural” and they are still containing these harmful chemicals. The importance of reading the products label can’t be stressed enough. A lot of companies are marketing themselves as ECO-friendly and natural even though they are not. But e.g. the Aleppo soap is a natural product that I highly recommend. In Sweden we also have “Grumme såpa” that is a natural detergent that I’ve come to loved.
The thing is that even if I’m trying to cut down on the hazardous toxins, I’m never going to get rid of them entirely because they are so incorporated in our modern society. But I’m going to do the best of this situation, for my family and the earths sake. I recommend you to do the same.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Mother Teresa
Here’s a link to the documentary film that I was talking about: http://thehumanexperimentmovie.com