The President’s Cancer Panel took a surprisingly strong stand against chemicals and toxins in our everyday life by recommending organic foods and filtered water in their latest report.
It’s an unsurprisingly bleak look at the chemical wasteland we find ourselves in today. It is difficult to navigate food, make-up and other every products without encountering something of questionable health value. Indeed, as NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff noted in his latest opinion piece, even newborn babies enter the world “pre-polluted” with an average of over 300 unnatural contaminants.
The articles offer a few pieces of advice:
- Choose organic foods whenever possible
- Drink filtered water
- Avoid BPA-containing plastics when storing or heating food – ideally, use glass or ceramic