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Bill Moyers: 12 Ways You Can Avoid Toxic Chemicals

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lee e (114)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:45 pm
Love Moyers - I watch him every week! Interesting article - I also never purchase water in plastic - I prefer NYC tap - I'm in a fairly new building, and believe that the water is acceptable - more so than what we might purchase in BPA bottled stuff!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:15 pm
I drink tap water's okay where I am, sounds like it's okay for Lee too :-))

Jae A (316)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:17 pm
Drinking bottled water...well that's just insane :-)..knowing all the negatives of doing so ... about it.... It is possibly worse than cigarette smoking and harms not only those drinking it but others in the damage the bottles continue to do to our planet..and all life forms/all ages on it... long after one has taken the last sip from one. Call it ..the harms of second hand drinking of bottled water if ya will ! Drinking bottled water....Please do not do so around children for certain !!!

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:51 pm
Each living on at least an acre of uncontaminated soil and a spring... is the ideal way though also impossible!

Jo S (619)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 11:21 am
As a kid I was exposed to most of whats on this list. I guess I'm as good as dead! I should complete my bucket list as soon as possible! I have cleaned up my act completely as things where bringing brought to light. and of course used common sense whenever possible, but I wonder if that helped any with my longevity? As I child you do not no any better and do as you are told. Back then people were not as aware as they are now and there wasn't much testing. I'm sure alot of things were covered up or not spoken about all in the of making money, boy, some things do not change!

Jae A (316)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:59 pm
One thing about todays does inform us and those who pay attention to such might be making a good choice in the long run. During my years as a youth we didn't have plastic drinking containers of any type that I recall starting infants out drinking from such today and continueing to do so over the years...well that might be a different health risk than what those my age had for all the years of mine so far. Many of the 'chemicals' that are now in our food and drinking sources/supply today weren't in them when I was growing up . Sure we had other toxins that we were exposed to ...some of which might be responsible for the cancers and other diseases/health issue that many seniors ,of today, have to contend with due to those over the other ..newer 'introduced ' ones...that have been added into the food and drinking supply's just in the last 20 or so years.. at an excelled rate.

Maybe the smaller amounts of some 'back in the day' might of help'd with ones building an immunity to them to some degree but the rate of consumption for people today is so much greater than they 'once were' . Min . amounts perhaps...but out of the many products that contain that same min . amount adds up to a lot more on a reg. use/consumption basis than most people care to think my opinion.

No..I don't drink water from plastic containers..or any liquid that comes in one for drinking purposes. The toxic chemicals do leech into liquid of the type of plastic bottles that bottled water and some other liquids... 'sodas/juices' etc., come in.. I have other sources for chemicals that can't be avoid in food products as it is ...without adding those that I can avoid due to testing information etc. available to me currently.

My thought in general..If one already has other 'not so healthy habits/addictions in their personal it alcohol or too many sweets.. sugar related items..pharmameds and so forth, then it's a good idea, I think ,to avoid adding more toxins to their system than necessary when the information is know as to which to avoid if/when possible. I can still drink water from other containers or tap water ya know :-) so it's not like I have to give up water. All choice and use of ones common sense along with the information/testing information.

You are so right Joanne about how some things never change when it comes to ...being ...covered up..especially when it has to do with products that we physically consume......even pharameds.
To think there are those who support not labeling all of the things/ingredients that are in our food/liquids, not even if they are GMO's or not . . . sigh.

Jae A (316)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:08 pm
I must admit that number 4 is a real eeeeeeeeeeer for in a sandy area , as we do, that's basically in a wind tunnel during various times of the year. Hummmm....I just looked over at our vacumm and it's ..covered in dust ! Lack of use perhaps ?

Where does it end.............[double sigh. ]

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 3:20 pm
Thanks for the article.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:04 pm
Noted. Many thanks for this info, Lynn.

Edith B (146)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:34 pm
I have not bought bottled water for several years and try to use fresh or frozen foods. Why are we still subjected to these harmful substances? Profit!!!!

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:40 pm
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