One of the biggest threats to society is the large amount of chemicals which are spread around the planet by mankind. The effects are often indirect or delayed, the problem is complex and hard to explain, and hence the subject rarely gets attention in the media. Not even the scientists know exactly what happens when different substances get mixed in nature and in our bodies (the cocktail effect). Our increased exposure to chemicals has been connected to diseases like diabetes, overweight, hormonally related cancer, reproductive disorders, learning disabilities, allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, heart and vascular disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. The environment gets affected and damaged by emissions of substances foreign to nature.
Even though chemicals is a difficult and complex topic, it is at the same time very hands on. With just some basic knowledge anybody can make chemically clever, sustainable and healthy choices, and decrease the exposure of many hazardous substances.