Toxicity

Why children may have more toxicity than their parents

By March 9, 2016 November 3rd, 2019 No Comments

“Because children’s bodies and physiological systems undergo substantial growth and development from conception through adolescence, they are particularly sensitive to chemical interference. As the most vulnerable members of society, children require a higher level of protection.”

“Certain physiological differences and vulnerabilities at different stages of development result in a greater uptake of chemicals by children. Per kilogram of body weight, children eat more food than adults, drink more water and breathe more air, all of which results in a proportionally greater uptake of pollutants.”

Environmental Defence, a Canadian environmental group founded in 1984 and author of the study, urges us to make efforts to reduce children’s personal exposure to, and protect them from,  toxic chemicals wherever possible.

“Canadians young and old are polluted, regardless of where they live, work, play or go to school.” Only now are people beginning to treat seriously certain facts that were brought to light several years ago.

In the first Canadian study to test for harmful chemicals in children’s bodies, blood and urine samples from children, parents, and grandparents from five Canadian families were tested for 68 toxic chemicals, 46 of which were detected. In total, 38 carcinogens, 23 hormone disruptors, 12 respiratory toxins, 38 reproductive and developmental toxins, and 19 neurotoxins were detected in the volunteers.

In several cases, children were more contaminated than their parents by chemicals that are still in use. Although PCBs and many organochlorine pesticides were banned before the children in the study were born, these chemicals were still detected in all of the children and all of the parents.

“Because children’s bodies and physiological systems undergo substantial growth and development from conception through adolescence, they are particularly sensitive to chemical interference. As the most vulnerable members of society, children require a higher level of protection.”

“Certain physiological differences and vulnerabilities at different stages of development result in a greater uptake of chemicals by children. Per kilogram of body weight, children eat more food than adults, drink more water and breathe more air, all of which results in a proportionally greater uptake of pollutants.”

Environmental Defence, a Canadian environmental group founded in 1984 and author of the study, urges us to make efforts to reduce children’s personal exposure to, and protect them from,  toxic chemicals wherever possible.

In Canada, over 23,000 chemicals are registered for use in the market, many of which are particularly harmful to children’s health, and approximately 300 new substances are added to this list each year.

The study by Environmental Defence was written in 2006, and so it is likely that the number of chemicals that children are exposed to has increased substantially since then.

It’s not all bad news 
In an example of how public pressure causes governments to take action, you may have already read about the good news from the US.

On June 2, 2014, the United States announced plans for a major reduction in global warming pollution from coal plants. The U.S. is one of the planet’s largest greenhouse gas emitters and the world has been waiting decades for this kind of action. These new rules, poised to reduce emissions from coal plants by 30 percent over the next six years.

When mercury, for example, is emitted from a coal-fired power plant it attaches to particles and is carried in the air until it falls to the ground in raindrops, dust, or through the force of gravity (known as ‘air deposition’). It can then end up in water bodies and in soil, at which point it begins to circulate through the food chain.

Forward from here
We all need to protect ourselves, our families, and children and future generations by exposure to toxicity. Your greatest protection is avoidance, reduction, and elimination.

We have personally experienced poor health caused by a life accumulation of toxic chemicals. We know what poor health and toxic overwhelm feels like. Having researched the fields of science, medicine, and alternative health modalities for solutions, we have been able to help our clients to liberate themselves from the internal poisons.

Many of these clients had been suffering from multiple diseases. No one deserves to suffer. Toxic bodies cannot heal.

To regain your health, it is essential that you strengthen your body internally by detoxifying and eliminating your life accumulation of toxins. Your body knows how to heal, but it needs to cleanse internally first.

Children’s bodies are quicker to recover once they are toxic-free. We have seen remarkable health turnarounds – once their bodies are clean internally.

The human body is truly miraculous in its ability to rejuvenate, once it is given the opportunity. Our toxicity guide shown below can help lead the way.

Kellyann