Do we want our children and grandchildren live in a clear and safe place or on Earth destroyed mostly by their ancestors
As far as I am concerned, most of the people nowadays don't realize how bad for us and our environment chemicals are. Unfortunately, we don't know how incredibly often we are in contact with toxic substances in our everyday life.
Things, such as beauty products: creams, lotions, makeup supplies, etc., cleaning products and even food, especially fruit and vegetables, are full of harmful ingredients.
If it comes to our environment, there doesn't have to be an immediate, visible impact right away, but the question is: do we want our children and grandchildren live in a clear and safe place or on Earth destroyed mostly by their ancestors?
If it comes to ourselves, we might feel weaker, getting sick easier or going to the doctor more often, but sometimes we're not sure that maybe that cream I've been using for a couple of years now, had a bad effect on my body that has caused me feeling this way.
Let me mention some of the chemicals dangerous for us and our environment:
Pesticides – found on our fruit and vegetables, but also one of the ingredients in insect repellent, which some of us use at home, especially in summer. They've been linked to diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer, ADHD and even birth defects. Very dangerous for bees, bats and frogs.
Fluoride – found in toothpastes and mouthwashes. It might be the reason for brittle bones, neurotoxicity and discolored teeth.
Lead – found in imported toys, old houses, jewelry and even candy. May cause kidney damage, nervous system damage, stunted growth and delayed development.
BHA and BHT – used in cosmetics (as preservatives in moisturizers and makeup products). May cause cancer and it's suspected as an endocrine disrupters. Also harmful to fish and other wildlife.
Parabens – it is estimated that 70% to 90% of cosmetics contain parabens. They may be endocrine disrupters and may interfere with male reproductive functions.
Phthalates – found in many fragranced household products, such as air refresheners and dish soap. They are known as endocrine disrupters as well (while we're only inhaling them).
As you can see, these and many more chemicals that are hidden in our everyday life are very dangerous and I hope that more and more people will be aware of them.