REDUCING TOXINS 101
Key Verse: (2 Corinthians 7:1) “Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”
Healthy Living and Working Space
Home and work environments should be safe environments to live and work in. Unfortunately, your home or office may no longer be as safe as you think. Indoor air can be much more polluted than outdoor air, even in large cities, due to the combination of the increasing use of plastic and synthetic building materials—most of which release undetectable, dangerous fumes—and the airtightness of modern buildings which prevents those fumes from escaping. Many older homes or offices, especially those built prior to the 1950s, have been decorated with paint that contains up to fifty percent lead and have been constructed with asbestos in the walls.
However, there are measures you can take that can reduce or eliminate the toxins in your home, work, and life and turn your home and/or office into a healthy living space.
Toxins enter our systems through our food, air and water, and the accumulation of toxins in the environment. Every single day we are exposed to poisons knowingly and unknowingly. Unfortunately, much of our water, food and air is polluted by chemicals that are nonbiodegradable, or that take many years to break down. Unfortunately, these chemicals can become stored in our bodies, especially in fatty tissues, and are even stored in the brain, which is made of about 60 percent lipids, which are fat-like substances.