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WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF PFAS/PFOS/PFOA CHEMICALS?

Oct 12, 2022 | Blog

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What are the dangers of PFOS and PFAS

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF PFAS/PFOS/PFOA CHEMICALS?

PFAS is short for Perfluoroalky and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and includes TOXIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX.

PFAS chemicals are known as “FOREVER CHEMICALS” representing thousands of synthetic chemicals that are EXTREMELY PERSISTENT in the environment.

Not only do they persist in the environment, but they PERSIST IN THE HUMAN BODY, accumulating over time and wreaking havoc on your IMMUNE SYSTEM.

PFAS are dangerous. These TOXIC chemicals have devastating health consequences because they assault your IMMUNE SYSTEM.

PFAS are everywhere, including hundreds of familiar products such as your furniture, leather clothing, kitchenware and laundry detergent.

Even your FOOD is loaded with PFAS!

 Fortunately, there ARE safe, proven strategies to MINIMIZE EXPOSURE to PFAS and ways to remove (DETOX) them out of your body.

So, let’s examine this form of CHEMICAL TOXICITY and how a natural and science-based approach to REMOVING THEM can restore your health from a REAL, often ignored problem that many doctors miss.

 

What are PFAS/PFOS? – (And Are ALL PFAS/PFOS Dangerous?)

PFAS have been manufactured since the 1940s and can be found in Teflon nonstick products, stains and water repellants, paints, cleaning products, food packaging and firefighting foams. These chemicals can easily migrate into the air, dust, food, soil and water. People can also be exposed to them through industrial materials, most notably, FOOD PACKAGING.

Biochemically, PFAS are all identified by unusual bonds of FLUORINE and CARBON, which are extremely strong. These bonds are what make PFAS useful for so many products, especially stain-resistant, water repellent, or non-stick items.

The unusually strong bonds of PFAS are what make it so difficult for these chemicals to disintegrate in the environment or in our BODIES.

Not only do they persist in the human body, but they can also ACCUMULATE (called ‘bioaccumulation’) over time.

 

Where Are PFAS Found?

 As mentioned, specialty products that are made to be stain-resistant, water-repellent, non-stick, or flame-retardant likely have significant amounts of PFAS chemicals in them. Other items include:

  • Carpets and carpet cleaning products
  • Cosmetics
  • Furniture
  • Car Upholstery
  • Mattresses
  • Food packaging
  • Drinking water
  • Dental Floss

THOUSANDS of individual items, many of which you may use daily, contain these TOXINS.

The chemicals found in our FOOD and WATER are of particular concern. PFAS are found in food packaging, including most plastic wrappers and boxes, cardboard, paper cups and microwave popcorn bags.

They have been detected in over 100 items obtained from restaurants across the United States, including, but not limited to, paper bags, take-out containers and hamburger wrappers.

 

What are the Harmful Health Effects of PFAS?

 As mentioned, PFAS persist in the environment AND PERSIST and ACCUMULATE in the human body.

A 2007 study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that PFAS chemicals could be detected in the blood of 98% of the US, as well as the ENTIRE GLOBAL population.

PERSISTENT ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY CAUSES PERSISTENT BIOLOGICAL HARM

There is a growing body of science has found that there are potential adverse health impacts associated with PFAS exposure, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression and cancer.

 

Here is a more COMPLETE LIST of the links that have been found between PFAS and the following conditions:

  • High cholesterol
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Kidney disease
  • -Kidney disease
  • Liver damage
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Developmental disorders in children
  • Diabetes
  • Miscarriages
  • Birth defectS

 

The link between PFAS and the WIDE RANGE of conditions has to do with the effect the TOXIC chemicals have on your IMMUNE SYSTEM.

PFOA and other PFAS chemicals SUPPRESS the IMMUNE SYSTEM, including your NATURAL KILLER (NK) cells. They also INCREASE the production of PRO-INFLAMMATORY markers.

  

What Can You Do About PFAS?

 Because PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ are virtually indestructible, even if we stopped using all of them tomorrow, we would still have the problem of the existing ones, as well as the ones accumulated in our bodies.

There are some simple things that you can do to limit your exposure, and some NEW, EXCITING technology to deal with our poisoned bodies, too.

 

Here are the Top 8 things to do to AVOID or MINIMIZE exposure:

 

1)      Say NO! to non-stick cookware—even if it says PFOA (a type of PFAS) -Free. 

High temperatures cause PFAS-containing cookware to give off fumes that are serious enough to cause flu-like symptoms in people and even kill pet birds.  PFOA-FREE may just mean that the PFOA was replaced by another PFAS.  Stainless steel and cast-iron cookware are better choices.

2)      Pop your own popcorn.  

Microwave popcorn bags, even organic products, usually have PFAS coatings inside that can leach onto the food and are released into the air when you open the bag.   Pop your own on the stove, instead.

3)      Bring your own TAKE-OUT container.  

Bring your own metal or glass container for leftovers.   Limit foods like hamburgers, pastries, or French fries that come in grease-resistant packaging, almost half of which tested positive for PFAS.

4)      Reject PFAS-coated dental floss.  

Some dental flosses contain PFAS. Google for “PFAS-free” before you shop.

5)      Ask for untreated carpet.  

They are available if you look.

6)      Avoid stain-resistant coatings.  

Scotch guard sprays contain PFAS and should be avoided.  When buying furniture, consider polyester or plastic-based fabrics that are already stain resistant or easy to clean and choose darker colors. When cleaning fabrics, try vacuuming instead of dry cleaning.

7)      Read the label.  

Avoid products, including cosmetics, varnishes, and household items, that have PTFE or “perfluor” in the ingredient list.

8)      Buy non-PFAS clothing and gear.

PFAS contaminate the environment, so using them outdoors doesn’t make sense. Try to avoid products and fabrics with a Scotch guard or Gore-Tex coating.

 

Ultimate KEY to REMOVING ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS – Optimize DETOXIFICATION

 Normally, your immune system defends against the daily assault of all environmental chemicals, including PFAS, but ONLY WHEN it is working correctly and NOT being OVERWHELMED by the extremely high TOXIC BURDEN all around us.

Failure of your body’s natural ability to detoxify itself from toxins results in health issues.

Supporting the body’s ability to bind to and eliminate toxins is a key part of healing from any ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS.

So, you MUST support your body’s natural detoxification and drainage systems.

New, emerging technology, designed to help remove ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL POISONING and SUPPORTING DRAINAGE systems (your body’s NATURAL ability to eliminate poisons from itself) are necessary to successfully recover from this kind of toxicity.

Let’s examine this more closely…

How do I get rid of these toxins in my body?

Special agents that BIND toxins in the gut and in other tissues so they can be more easily excreted are required for this.

An excellent, natural REMEDY for BINDING environmental toxins is called Carbon Technology

Made of specially-selected and precisely-formulated extracts of fulvic and humic acids, Carbon Technology uses these natural substances to tightly BIND toxins to help remove them from your body via stools.

The fulvic and humic acids in Carbon Technology have advantages to binders like activated charcoal and bentonite clay, two common binders, discussed below.

One big advantage is that Carbon Technology can travel beyond the gut.

Also, fulvic and humic acid extracts are a good source of nutrition, including amino acids, phytochemicals and minerals.  This is good since cells damaged by pesticides and environmental chemicals NEED TO SELF-REPAIR.

 

CONCLUSION:

 Give Your IMMUNE SYSTEM the support (and HOPE) it NEEDS.

In conclusion, TOXIC EXPOSURE to ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ (PFAS) is difficult to avoid completely and impacts many disorders, including heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disorders and even brain or neurological problems.

So, if you’ve ever asked “What is my doctor missing?” and suspect that ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS, including PFAS may be a part of YOUR persistent, unresolved health challenges, do NOT give up.

 This is where ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL REJUVENATION PROTOCOLS, including advanced, NON-SYNTHETIC SUPPLEMENTS can be helpful.

It’s important to work with an experienced practitioner who can recommend the right supplements designed to remove these toxins directly.

The good news is that there are doctors with specialized knowledge who are ready with a science-backed action plan to DETECT AND CORRECT TOXICITY.

Addressing CHEMICALS like PFAS will take you from TOXICITY to PURITY, and allow you to get back to looking, feeling and functioning at your best.

 

 

 

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