Knowledge equals empowerment. Understanding the environmental health issues and the dangers of our most common practices helps us to make better choices for our health and the health of the environment.
Our health has never been in worse condition than it is right now. While we've made great strides in terms of things like sanitation and sick care, we've made some advances that are putting us in serious danger. Things like cancer, asthma, autism, birth defects and so many more diseases are on the increase. And instead of focusing on the cause, we're all focusing our attention on finding cures.
But prevention is the cure. Only through changing our current lifestyle can we change our current situation.
Environmental health issues are a serious problem with no easy solution. It's going to take a lot radical changes, and it will definitely be met with a lot of resistence. After all, there are some pretty powerful lobbyists behind the very things that are poisoning us. But the following articles will show you just how important it is to correct these environmental health issues before they continue to grow.
These articles may feel overwhelming or scary. It's not my intention to promote fear or fear-based actions. It's my intention to offer you the knowledge to empower your choices.
If these articles are too much to take in, skip ahead and just start taking action.
Action is the antidote to despair. ~ Joan Baez
The dangers of pesticides simply cannot be overstated. Countless studies have been done to link pesticides to diseases and developmental issues. Many have been banned in other countries. And yet they're still used and overused daily.
Read More: The Dangers of Pesticides
Herbicides are an often overlooked and understudied issue. But not only has is shown to have serious effects on our nervous, endocrine and immune systems, it's also shown to increase when mixed with other chemicals, such as pesticides.
Read More: Herbicide Toxicity and Natural Alternatives
Chemical fertilizers may seem an innocuous or minor issue. Depending on what you've read, you may even think they're a good thing. But fertilizers pose a serious threat to our health and the health of the environment. Why settle for dangerous substances near our food when safer alternative exist?
Read More: The Negative Effects of Chemical Fertilizers
Below is a quick list to some of the most common products called into question.
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Understanding these environmental health issues is important; we all want to be able to defend or explain our choices to others. But knowledge without change means nothing. Be sure to keep moving forward with other Big Strides.
When you're ready for a few more steps:
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