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article imageThe modern world is poisoning our children!

By Leah Gray     Aug 19, 2007 in Health
Modern society is responsible for many of the illnesses which our children are now suffering from. We are poisoning our children via pollution, electrical exposure, chemical use and poor diet, which includes food additives that are unsafe.
The huge increase in childhood ailments and allergies and even deaths is largely due to the fact 'we are poisoning our children'.
We did not grow up in this environment ourselves, our world was not as reliant as it is today on chemicals, electricity, food additives etc.
Will our children thank us for it?
There are vast bodies of evidence that inform about these problems, a quick Google on ' are we poisoning our children?' will reveal pages and pages of data and evidence and also articles asking WHY the government is not doing anything about it, when they KNOW what they are doing.
In answer to those that report a lack of scientific evidence that food additives are harmful, it is important to note that there is little or no evidence that these additives are SAFE, most of them have not been tested for their combined effects or long terms effects. Ask yourself is it necessary and sensible to eat untested additives when we do not even need them. There are natural alternatives.
How do we stop poisoning our children though? Many of these things are out of our control, such as what goes into food and pollution and exposure to electricity etc. There are things you can do to reduce toxicity in your home and I have added some links re that at the end of this article.
Meanwhile in support of this view the Founder of the Hyperactive Children Support Group, Sally Bunday, says that there there is good evidence that artificial additives can have a harmful effect. She said: "The consequences can be very serious for both children and adults who are sensitive to these artificial colours. The reaction in children can be horrendous in terms of mood swings with crying, screaming, inability to sleep. There can also be physical reactions such as difficulty in breathing on skin rashes.
"For a young person there is also a risk of quite angry mood swings."
The following link is particularly revealing:
"The dread we all feel about increasing numbers of cancer, asthma, learning disabilities, and birth defects has triggered a movement for proactive health measures. Because of their constantly developing physiology, children and adolescents are especially vulnerable to the damage of chemical exposures.
Aside from disrupting the immune and reproductive systems, kids can be impacted neurologically- ironically harming their ability to learn in the institution they are sent to be educated. The fact that threshold levels of pesticide exposure and health studies are currently based solely on an adult male of approximately 160 pounds underscores that children are counting on adults to protect them. So far, we are failing."
Our governments know of these problems so why are they not interested in doing something about them?
If we want to do something we can do it via our wallets. Let's stop buying the foods and chemicals that are harmful. All of these things have equally efficient and inexpensive alternatives. They may not be so 'convenient' to buy but it is the need for 'convenience' that has got us in this mess in the first place.
Helpful Links for reducing toxicity in your home.
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