Spring Cleaning: Wash Your Hands of BPA!


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I am often asked, “Where could I be exposed to environmental chemicals? I eat a very clean diet.” The truth is that we are all exposed to environmental toxins on a daily basis.

Researches from the U.S. non-profit groups Safer Chemicals, Safer Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition have reported finding high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) on cash register receipts and paper money. BPA is found in a powdery film in thermal paper used for receipts, which is then transferred from our fingers onto dollar bills. Holding receipts for just 10 seconds causes up to 2.5 micrograms of BPA to transfer onto our fingers. 15 times that amount of BPA is transferred to our hands by rubbing the receipts!

Low levels of BPA have been linked to breast cancer, obesity, and early onset of puberty.

BPA is also found in water jugs, soft drink cans, hockey helmets, mobile phone housings, computers, and many more common objects. The health hazards vary from product to product.

We don’t live in a sterile environment, and we cannot protect ourselves from all the potential hazards. We can, however, wash our hands frequently. Hand washing is effective in avoiding colds and flu viruses, and it also washes away toxins like BPA.

We can also eat a whole foods diet with organic and local products. A clean diet will help us avoid undue exposure to toxins and reduce the accumulation of these toxins in our tissues.

A detoxification program done periodically will help remove toxins from our bodies and will reduce the levels of toxins we cannot avoid. Spring is an excellent time to do spring cleaning in our homes and our bodies. Talk to me about starting a complete and easy detoxification program.

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