One of the most widespread health issues experienced by people today is inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, peridontitis, allergies and cancer. What causes inflammation? An inflammatory response may come from the food we eat, an infection, or a number of other factors. In this article we will focus on how exposure to environmental toxins and pathogens triggers your body’s immune system response, causing inflammation.
Environmental Toxins and their Sources
According to the WHO, environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures …contribute to more than 100 diseases. Toxins are everywhere – in our water supply, the air we breathe, our food chain and in household products. Examples of such toxins include:
- Outdoor air pollutants, such as ozone, soot, dust, smoke, carbon monoxide from cars and sulfur dioxide from coal
- Indoor air pollutants, such as formaldehyde from household products, cigarette smoke, mold, lead, benzene and radon
- Synthetic chemicals that are found in some consumer products, such as BPA and phthalates
- Chemicals found in toiletries, such as deodorant, toothpaste, and cosmetics
- Heavy metals in drinking water, such as aluminum, cadmium and lead
- Produce treated with pesticides, such as peaches, blueberries, apples, strawberries and pears
- Seafood that contains high levels of mercury, such as salmon, swordfish, tuna and mackerel
The Importance of Detoxification
While there is much you can do to limit exposure to environmental toxins and reduce your risk of inflammation, you cannot realistically avoid these harmful substances given their prevalence. The WHO states that 90% toxins are inhaled. Since your body is exposed to environmental toxins daily, it is important to be proactive in the daily removal toxins to protect your health today and into the future.
Why Intracellular Detoxification is the Answer
Toxic heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, pathogens and disease-causing microorganisms accumulate in our bodies at the cellular level, causing cellular damage, harming our immune system, reducing glutathione antioxidant levels and leading to significant health issues.
If the problem is toxicity at the cellular level, then by definition the solution is intracellular detoxification. For these reasons a simple liver, kidney, colon or juice cleanse is not sufficient.
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Asthma and Allergies
Environmental toxins found in household products and indoor air pollutants have been linked to inflammation associated with allergies and asthma, especially in children. A 2014 study published in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research found that a “wide range of environmental factors and toxins are associated with childhood allergic diseases.” Asthma rates, particularly in children, have been increasing in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 12 people in the U.S. have asthma compared to 1 in 14 back in 2001. Exposure to increased levels of environmental toxins is expected to continue contributing to a rise in inflammation linked to allergies and asthma.
Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cause inflammatory responses that damage healthy tissue. These diseases, some of which are on the rise, have been associated with exposure to environmental toxins. A 2012 report published in the Journal of Autoimmunity found that environmental toxins, including solvent, crystalline silica, cigarette smoke and ultraviolet radiation, “can contribute to the development of several autoimmune diseases.” According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 23.5 million people in the U.S. have an autoimmune disease, and this number is on the rise.
Inflammation has been found to be associated with the early development of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. A 2015 article published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that unresolved inflammatory response can lead to a higher risk of chronic disease. The link between exposure to environmental toxins and inflammation is an important one to consider in lowering the risk of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. Some of these diseases have been on the rise in the U.S., including heart disease, which, as stated by the CDC, is the leading cause of death in women and men.
Chronic inflammation is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Environmental toxins that cause inflammation, such as formaldehyde, radon, vinyl chloride, cigarette smoke and benzene, are common in indoor and outdoor environments. Reducing exposure to these toxins is a crucial part of decreasing the risk of cancer, a disease which is on the rise. The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 595,000 people will die from cancer in 2016.
Limiting Exposure to Environmental Toxins
Reducing exposure to environmental toxins is an important part of lowering your risk of inflammation and maintaining good health. Following are examples of initiatives you can take in your home:
- Use natural cleaning products instead of those containing toxic chemicals
- Choose non-toxic forms of pest control in your home
- Use a water filter to remove potentially harmful toxins in your drinking water
- Use glass containers (vs. plastic) when microwaving to avoid transferance of toxins from plastics
- Make sure your home is well-ventilated
- Use paints and sealants that contain low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and choose low-VOC carpeting
- Buy organic produce or grow your own
- Replace your HVAC filters every month or every few months to reduce indoor air pollutants
- Purchase toiletries and other household products that are made with natural ingredients
- Add houseplants to help absorb formaldehyde, benzene and other indoor air pollutants
Prevention is really the best medicine. To lead a healthy lifestyle, eat right and detoxify daily.
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