There are many ways that chemicals enter our bodies but the ones that we can effect the most are the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the products that we put on our skin. The main elements that EnvirohealthMatters is currently focusing on safe sources of water, air, food and skin care products – the four areas that we humans have greatest contact with environmental contaminants
The air we breathe is affected by so many things. An attempt to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels has led to experimentation with biofuels. But the combustion of biofuels causes further environmental problems to human health.
Without water we die and without clean water our health is threatened. Our ultimate aim is that drinking water be free of harmful chemicals and pharmaceutical metabolites. Learn more
We get the nutrients we need to live, play and be healthy from our food. Everything we do, both consciously and unconsciously is enabled by our enzymes and our enzyme function is supported by ordinary vitamins and minerals. Our choice of food is therefore vital for our health and our ability to handle our environment.
It is hard to know which ingredients are concelaed in cosmetics, toiletries and other skin care products. The rose-like fragrance in a perfume may be concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients, the blend of which is almost always kept hidden from the consumer.