Toxic Accumulation of Pesticides
I ran across a brilliant research article from BioMed Research International, Human Elimination of Organochloride Pesticides: Blood, Urine, and Sweat Study. Whew! The title alone is pretty intimidating! Researchers found that a large number of pesticides and chemicals are stored in bodily tissue, instead of in blood, for an alarming length of time.
“Organochlorinated compounds (OCPs), have been used globally for many years as solvents, fumigants, and insecticides. Most well known, DDT.”
OCPs are lipophilic, meaning they are an organic compound, greasy to the touch, insoluble in water and comprise chief structural compounds of living cells. Meaning – it makes them long lasting and highly absorbable. This is a dangerous combination for a pesticide. (great to kill insects – but at what cost?)
Attempting to put this in laypersons terms proved quite challenging. If there is such a thing as nutshell for staggering statistics concerning the accumulation of toxic chemicals in the human body, they could be:
- Along with DDT, many countries banned several of these agents in the OCP family years ago.
- Due to the lingering effects of the chemicals in tissue, individuals contaminated with these compounds could potentially pass them onto their offspring during pregnancy.
Additional factors for lingering effects:
- Ongoing use of OCPs in some areas.
- Occurrence in the environment and within the human body
- Travel and exposure to areas that continue to utilize these toxic chemicals
There have been numerous, detailed research studies confirming that ridding your body of chemicals, pesticides and dangerous accumulations of toxins via SWEAT is established. These studies highlighting the difference between sweat, blood, and urine proves that sweat is the number one way to diminish the burden of these harmful toxins in your body.
Knowing that you can begin to detoxify and strengthen your system 2 – 3 times each week during your 30-min. purifying sessions is a great feeling, isn’t it?
Biomed Research International, Volume 2016, Article ID 1624643, 10 pages
Stephen J. Genuis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R7; University of Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
Kevin Lane, Department of Chemistry, The King’s University, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6B 2H3
Detlef Birkholz, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R7