Thursday, 10 February 2011

Devastating Effects of Environmental Toxins on Humans and Eco System

Living in the 21st century has become difficult not only for us as human beings, but also to our pets, wildlife and plants as well. In our daily life we are exposed to numerousenvironmental toxins that cause a lot of damage to our health and environment.
We talk about saving the environment by planting more trees, using eco friendly products etc, but are actually practicing them?
Did you know that we are actually polluting the environment by making use of the cleaning chemicals for our own household purposes?
Let us discuss how these harmful toxins can create a negative impact on our ecology.
Effects of Toxins on the Ecology
An ecosystem is a place where plants, animals and human beings interact with one another in their individual climates and environment. You are a part of the ecosystem, not separate from it.
Cleaning chemicals like bleach, detergents or any household cleansing product contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that can pollute the water thereby killing the aquatic life.
It is really scary when I think about our children and our future generation. Those innocent ones are at a very high risk of absorption of harmful chemicals which are being released from the cleaning chemicals.
Toddlers love to play with toys and therefore it becomes imperative for them to touch the floors and furniture that have been cleaned with the harmful chemicals.
Children, especially babies are more prone to infections and respiratory diseases when compared to the adults. Therefore, it is very important for us to distance them from the various factors which can weaken their immune system. Eco friendly safe cleaners can easily solve so many problems.
Environmental Toxins and Air Pollution
The air that we breathe in is just too polluted with these environmental toxins. Household cleansers and aerosols contain carcinogens can cause cancer and other deadly diseases in the body. These dangerous toxins also damage the avian or the birds' lives by spreading out into the atmosphere.
At this very moment you and your kids could be consuming the fumes that are being released by the chemical based cleaning products. The effects could be severe and they could even lead to serious impact on your heart, lungs and liver.
Additionally, the toxic chemicals in the environment can also affect our immune system, thereby making us prone to diseases like bacterial and viral infections.
Water Pollution by Toxins
Most of us do not even realize the harmful consequences of exposure to toxic chemicals, and what they could do to our families in the long run. It becomes our primary responsibility as the humans to care for others, including our birds and animals.
The cleaning chemicals find their way into the water and thereby end up polluting it. This can create major harm to the humans, birds and animals that tend to use that water in one way or the other.
Cleaning chemicals like detergents, stain-removers and even the flea powders have made way into our homes from the chemical producing factories. These chemicals can severely endanger the environment by contaminating the lakes, sea and finally the oceans.
Phosphates are the common environmental toxins that are found to be polluting the oceans. These dangerous chemicals can be found in common detergents and cleaning supplies.
The chemicals when poured down the drainage system can also harm the algae, thereby stemming their growth and causing them to die.
Our own small contribution in saving the environment from these hazardous environmental toxins can change the lives of many innocent animals and plants. The only way to tackle this issue is by making use of safer alternatives, specifically the organic ones for cleaning our homes.
The author, James Kingslands has dedicated himself in helping and educating others to keep both a safe environment for their family and to spread the word on health and wellness issues with toxic cleaners.
James Kingslands