Many of us are aware of the multitude of contaminants in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat but I don’t think majority of people realize that a major way we are exposed to and intake toxins is through the products we bring into our homes and put on our bodies. They don’t just stay on the outside. As we spread or lather them on or spray them on ourselves and where we live, through our skin and lungs, they go IN our bodies as well.
These toxins you carry around are called your body burden.
Why does body burden matter? The individual toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis – vast majority with little to no regulation on their production or use – have been linked to an increase in cancers, reproductive and neurological disorders and female and male fertility (to name a few) and that’s not even taking into account the toxic soup our bodies become via the combination of exposures we have in a single day.
In OVERLOAD, I show some tools I use to minimize what I carry around with me. Follow Cleaner Greener Me on this site as well as our IG and FB accounts to see simple ways you can buy, eat and live with greater awareness that can affect your body burden.
By being mindful of what you are using and purchasing, you can make a lasting impact on your health and the health of the planet and future generations.