Our environment is now more toxic than ever due to advances in chemical manufacturing. In our quest to create "safer" and "prettier" goods, we have created many hazardous chemicals that leach into the environment in tremendous amounts every year. Aside from the carbon footprint and wildlife toxicity issues, we have also poisoned our own environment. Over 200 toxic chemicals can be identified in the placenta of newborns now and many of these chemicals are known carcinogens.
I challenge you to go to scorecard.org right now to search for the top pollutants in your zip code. Detox programs and the idea of "toxins" has become a bit of a fad due to poorly designed diet based programs, but the toxicity of our environment, food, and water is no laughing matter. Since 1970, there has been a 50% decrease in biological diversity according to....