Immune Systems Attacked by Pollutants
Pollution…Toxic Waste Chemicals in the environment…In your home, in your yard. All of these combined can overwhelm your immune system. For some people, these contaminants can trigger reactions. Keep in mind, some individuals are much more sensitive to chemicals than other people. Young children in particular can be more sensitive to toxins than adults. Children, especially those toddling and crawling, live and play close to the ground. After indoor spraying, research shows that the level of pesticides in the air one foot above the floor in three times the concentration found in the adult’s breathing space. It has been questioned that the levels of pesticides allowed on foods is based on what an adults would intake. Most children ingest more fruit and juice than the average adult, and possibly receive more than the acceptable percentage for their body weight. Water is a resource usually taken for granted. It may also contain pollutants and chemical additives. Even though chemical additives are added for a specific purpose, there are those that find their way into the water supply accidentally. There are safe alternatives available for people who want to protect themselves and their environment by using positive, constructive solutions. Substitutes can be found for most chemicals used in the home. Organic lawn treatments can now be found at most nurseries. Air and water purifiers can be installed in your home and work very effectively. New ways of protecting our families form chemical exposure are surfacing daily. The Kotsanis Institute addresses these problems daily with chemical sensitive patients in their allergy treatment program.