Many people have also asked me why I decided to work in this field of wellness. Here is part of an article from National Geographic Magazine that just may help answer that question.
Although many health statistics have been improving over the past few decades, a few illnesses are rising mysteriously.
Some experts suspect a link to the man-made chemicals that pervade our food, water, and air. There's little firm evidence. But over the years, one chemical after another that was thought to be harmless turned out otherwise once the facts were in.
- From the early 1980s through the late 1990s, autism increased tenfold; from the early 1970s through the mid-1990s
- one type of leukemia was up 62 percent
- male birth defects doubled
- childhood brain cancer was up 40 percent.
The classic example is lead. This picture shows a lead paint Xray.
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From DDT to PCBs, the chemical industry has released compounds first and discovered damaging health effects later.
Regulators have often allowed a standard of innocent until proven guilty in what Leo Trasande, a pediatrician and environmental health specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, calls "an uncontrolled experiment on America's children."