I don’t like to use scare tactics to convince people to lead healthier lives, but the problem is, there are some pretty scary things in this modern world. Some pretty scary things in probably every household in this country. Whether it’s formaldehyde in furniture, lead in toys, or phthalates in fragrances, it’s not so easy to avoid some exposure to these chemicals (like the video above points out). And though many of these chemicals have been ubiquitous for at least the last 50 years, the data are finally mounting and becoming public as to the harm they actually pose.
What I find empowering despite this dark news is that we do have a good deal of control over our exposure to these baddies. We can do some research and find better, less toxic products while boycotting the stuff that’s toxic. We can eliminate products from our homes that are causing us harm. We can support legislation that ensures industry is being honest and using safer materials. We are not powerless. If we focus our energies on this priority – of creating a healthier, happier world – then we can be healthier and happier.
Still not convinced? Come to my workshop tomorrow night (Monday the 16th) at Sun In Bloom. Full details here.
If you can’t make it to the workshop, get in touch. I’ll be happy to help!