Bingo! All the research just points to the evils we do to ourselves, bypassing the clear links between environmental chemical contamination and diseases – usually with a bit of a shrug. There is plenty of evidence that we are being poisoned constantly by contaminants that we don’t purposely introduce into our bodies. Maybe if we could get these out of our soil, air and water we could indulge in the occasional vice without pushing our bodies over the edge.
What if breast cancer in the United States has less to do with insurance or mammograms and more to do with contaminants in our water or air — or in certain plastic containers in our kitchens? What if the surge in asthma and childhood leukemia reflect, in part, the poisons we impose upon ourselves?