Why reducing your chemical load is so important for the Modern Feng Shui Mum.
Day #217 of #365 Days of Feng Shui
Feng Shui is not only about moving furniture but is is also about creating a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.
So reducing your chemical load will have a huge positive impact on you and your family’s health.
Chemicals and your Kids.
Even though, this post is too little to really get right into this topic, I also believe it’s really important issue that needs to be addressed and talked about.
Did you know that many babies being born today already have over 300 chemicals in them before their feet have touched the earth?
Earlier scientists believed that the placenta filtered out the chemicals from mother to baby. But this is not true.
Though it is now known these chemicals pass straight through to the baby.
And because in utero there is no blood brain barrier, it means the chemicals are surging through their entire system which can have an effect on the development of their brains.
I have found a very interesting and informative video created by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) which explains why even small amounts of toxins can have a huge impact on the body’s systems, especially the endocrine or hormonal system.
And describes the types of chemicals they found in 10 American babies. From Neurotoxins, carcinogens to hormone disruptors.
This video is a must watch. http://youtu.be/0-kc3AIM_LU
Unfortunately in Australia the authorities are a little behind with following up on research.
Though the information and research the U.S. based EWG does can be integrated here in order for us to make a difference.
They have a great website where you can start to research and take suggestions re healthier living practices. http://www.ewg.org
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