In life the glass is either half full or half empty, what’s your take? Being an optimist, I choose to see the world positively regardless of how troubling it can be.
Without the bad things in life we could never understand or appreciate what is good, and vice versa. There’s opposition in all things, and varying degrees of good and bad. Recognizing this contrast helps us make better choices.
Glass Half Full….. But Filled With What??
Not to dampen your mood, but there are incredibly dangerous things all around us! Take a closer look. Harmful substances are they’re closer than you think. And they’re wrecking our health and happiness. Despite knowing the dangers we’re facing we can still find a positive outlook. When we’re aware and prepared to deal with these issues, there’s nothing to fear!
The Hidden Dangers
We inhale, eat and touch harmful things everyday! Some are obvious, but others are definitely not! I’m not going to list them all, but for now the important thing is to identify and be aware of them.
Your life is filled with petrochemicals! Not just in gasoline and oil, but it’s found in countless everyday items. Any idea how many? Far too many to count (see hundreds listed here). It’s to the point where it’s almost impossible to find something that doesn’t include it.
They’re toxic and simply not compatible with humans, or any life for that matter. However, we are swimming in them! By the way, pesticides and fertilizers used in food production are made from guess what?? Petroleum!
Ingredients in Food, Personal Care and Household Goods
Who can understand, or even pronounce the names on the ingredient lists? What do these ingredients really do! Seriously, I feel like the manufacturers take us for children, assuming we’d never figure it out. Or never take action.
For instance, Sodium Nitrate is a cancer-causing chemical added to hot dogs, sausage, bacon and lunch meats. But why is it there you ask? It’s used as a preservative that keeps meat a red color, so that people think the meat is fresh!
Sadly in the USA, food quality is shockingly low. There are at least 10 common US foods and ingredients banned by other countries such as Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Austria, the UK and the European Union!
Other dangerous names you should know include: high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), aspartame, MSG and fluoride (in US water supplies).
Many cosmetics and perfumes don’t even list their ingredients, even though over 20 cancer-causing ingredients have been found. Their formulas are considered to be a secret, too valuable to reveal, or maybe too shocking!
Household cleaning products don’t list all ingredients, but at least have a poison warning label. No such warnings are provided for the chickens, pigs and cows fed with genetically modified foods and injected with large doses of hormones and antibiotics. But guess what, all those harmful things eventually end up on your dinner table too!
Mercury, Lead, Aluminum, and Cadmium are among the most common in our lives. They’re heavily used in manufacturing, and so abundant that they eventually make it into the water supplies and food chain. All are linked to deadly diseases.
- Mercury is released into the air from industrial pollution and quickly accumulates in fish. It is also used as a preservative in vaccines and in amalgam dental fillings.
- Lead is a natural element but has been largely used in paint, water pipes and plumbing. This means it’s also found in toys, furniture, jewelry, drinking water, soil, yards and playgrounds.
- Cadmium is another natural element that’s used for making metal coatings, plastics and batteries. It ends up in water due to corrosion of pipes, waste from batteries and metal refineries and from burning fossil fuels.
- Aluminum is also found in numerous food additives, cookware as well as in toothpastes, nasal sprays, deodorants, dental amalgams, cigarette filters and pesticides.
This Is Where You Come In!