Body chemical burden – the unseen damage of the future

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Your body chemical burden is the result of a lifetime’s exposure to plastics, metals, pesticides and other harmful elements. The unseen dangers of our modern world which can even reach unborn babies in the womb. So much of modern life depends on the chemical industry, and every day we absorb a cocktail of toxic chemicals. Even our food has not escaped and contributes to our chemical load.

Governments are taking more responsibility for regulating the chemicals we are exposed to. Phthalates – which make plastic supple – have been banned in the EU and many other large countries. They can lead to infertility in men and breast cancer in women.

Hoteliers need to look in depth at every aspect of their properties and products – use natural building materials and furnishings, avoid plastics, pesticides, DDT, Teflon, and look closely at food packaging, cosmetics, flame retardants, avoid PVC shower curtains and disposable cutlery.

Check out www.toxicfreefuture.org to see how everyday products are poisoning us and what you can do to avoid them – both on your travels and at home.

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