Avoid environmental toxins

International Health Scientist Prof. Dr. Karl J. Neeser
new guest at Selda Tatli brings the facts to the table. (broadcast from 29.12.2019)

That's right. We are surrounded by a huge number of environmental toxins with which we potentially come into contact on a daily basis. They damage all the biological systems of our body. They already damage our organs, and they are certainly partly responsible for chronic diseases such as cancer, allergies, diabetes or even neurodegenerative diseases. The World Health Organization has classified eight hundred such substances as potentially carcinogenic or endocrine disruptors in 2018. These are substances that damage our hormone system. It is a little difficult to keep track of them here because they are everywhere. They are in our daily diet, in the products we use, in care products, in cleaning products. Exhaust fumes, for example, also contain a great many toxic substances. Then we find fine dust inside and outside, which is made up of tiny particles smaller than a thousandth of a millimetre that can penetrate our cells and cause inflammation. Textiles, cosmetic products and medicines are also affected.

Drugs are definitely a poisonous burden. If you have to take a medicine, and if you look at the package leaflet, then you usually do not want to take these medicines. They point out all possible side effects. We have fantastic medicines, it must be said, we are happy to have them available, but you should never have to take medicines for a long time. And what is important with the drugs, something that also helps to detoxify the body, always drink plenty of water.

I can. What is currently in the spotlight is plastic, the so-called bisphenol A, which is present in pet bottles and many other things. But practically every week a different substance comes into the spotlight. Also something that is very dangerous, as has now been discovered, is the so-called titanium dioxide. This is a whitening agent that is found in cosmetic products or in sweets, e.g. chewing gum, and also in toothpaste. These are dangerous substances.

Right. They are absorbed through the mucous membranes or blood and can penetrate directly into the cells and cause inflammation there. It is known that all cancers begin with inflammation. However, the danger is always played down somewhat. They talk about so-called threshold values...

So these limit values are mostly defined by the manufacturers. You don't know that, because there are not many investigations.