Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden: A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins

Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden: A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins

by Cindy Klement


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Scientists found an average of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns including pesticides, flame retardants, consumer product ingredients, and industrial pollutants. And that’s just the beginning. Exposure to contaminants continues thereafter on a daily basis creating a “body burden” or, simply put, an accumulated slurry of chemicals stored in our bodies.


Can we detoxify persistent pollutants? Better yet, is it possible to further avoid them? Referencing over 1500 published research papers highlighting the 25 most common chemicals affecting populations worldwide today, Your Body’s Environmental Chemical Burden not only provides answers to these questions but includes a comprehensive resource guide containing information on how to limit and even avoid future exposure.

This new book is “the go-to toxin reference for the 21st century -- something every home should have!” - Dr. Deanna Minich, four-time best-selling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732704961
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Publication date: 10/22/2018
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 196,410
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Kim Love More than 1 year ago
An Informative Guide to Harmful environmental Toxins Your Body’s Environmental Chemical Burden is a reference guide for toxins that’s perfect for the 21st century. It’s a book for anyone that is conscious about the harmful effects of toxins on one’s livelihood. The book is very informative and written by an author that has a lot of knowledge in the field. If you have ever wondered what toxins lay within your home and even in the most unlikely places, then this is the book for you. It’s an in-depth book that goes into detail about the many different chemicals that we come in contact with on a day to day basis. Not only that but the book shows you the many ways in which you can create a more organic lifestyle for yourself. She reveals the many different ways that toxins are introduced into our lives through everyday products and shows us ways to avoid them. She writes, “My hope is that every one of our young millennials will get their bodies and homes as cleared of chemicals as possible before bringing children into this incredibly polluted world. Everyone needs to be aware of what they can and can’t do to avoid adding to the body’s environmental chemical burden, especially those contemplating future parenthood.” Each chapter deals with a different form of environmental chemical that you may come into contact with and at the end of each chapter the author provides you with tips to “empower yourself” to take action towards a life that will take you steps away from these harmful toxins. There are also many links to other resources that will help you to quit smoking, find organic Christmas trees without pesticide use and even barbeque without using harmful chemicals. It’s obvious that the author has a passion for her work and genuinely wants to help others live a better life. It’s a resource that anyone can use to help them live a better life. Highly recommended.
PamKG More than 1 year ago
An eye-opening – and hopeful - look at our coexistence with environmental toxins I was shocked to learn that more than 85,000 chemicals have been manufactured here in the United States in the past four decades. While I knew that chemical exposure was a leading cause of health problems, I had no idea how to look for them or treat symptoms. I’ve read other books and articles on this subject, but the information has always been so overwhelming. Not so with this book. Klement has written an informational and easy-to-read guide to the toxic chemicals in our environment. These are from the air we breathe, the plastic lining in our food packages, our drinking water, the ink in our magazines, and the pesticides that still reside in our soil years after their use is ended. Each chemical is listed by name, along with occupations or places where they are most prevalent. Klement has included a list of symptoms and health concerns known to be caused by this chemical. And then, thankfully, action steps we can take to avoid or decrease our exposure to them. Finally, at the end of the book, she offers helpful and practical ways to detox our systems. So, is this what’s causing all the cancers, autism, allergies, and general fatigue that so many American’s are facing today? Klement says that there are so many factors that we can’t blame just one thing, which is also why researchers are having a difficult time declaring the safety – or toxicity – of certain chemicals. Why does one person get cancer from a chemical when another person does not? With meticulous research, she has answered some of the most difficult questions and compiled them in this resource guide. Klement comes at this topic from personal experience. She had a childhood filled with allergies, asthma, and chronic illnesses and hospitalizations. Then, as an adult, idiopathic vertigo. It wasn’t until she met a doctor from Germany and discovered (through a blood test) her body’s “chemical burden” did she start to get better. And now she feels great! Klement's professional background makes her a solid authority on this topic. An adjunct Professor of Functional and Integrative Medicine at Eastern Michigan University, she is also a Nutritionist, and has her own practice in Ann Arbor, MI. She has dedicated her life’s work to health since 1983. This is the best book I’ve seen on this topic. Well researched and backed up by scientific facts, this is a must-read for everyone, no matter their age or health.
Susan-Keefe More than 1 year ago
A must have reference book for every modern bookshelf. The title of this book caught my attention as a health conscious, environmental aware mother and grandmother. Reading the preface I discovered that its content, and publishing was as a result of the author attending a lecture in the fall of 2013, where the presenter used the term ‘body burden.’ This choice of phrase piqued her interest and being a professor, with good access to the university online library she discovered that the body’s environmental chemical burden was something she needed to know more about. Considering herself a ‘healthy and health conscious eater having been virtually organic since the late 1970’s, in March 2014 she asked her friend and personal physician Dr. Lev (Ed) Linker to run a toxicant profile on her. The results of these tests both surprised and horrified her. Determined to discover more she read countless studies and her findings made her increasingly concerned for the health of future generations, as a result of worldwide environmental chemical contamination. As I read on, I discovered at the turn of every page interesting and quite frankly extremely worrying facts about the chemical contaminants found in our food, products, and environment. This chemical exposure is present quite simply every moment of our being, dare I say it, even before we are born. What’s more, despite all the ‘agencies’ and ‘labelling’ in place to ‘protect’ us, many of these chemicals simply don’t have to be declared. This book is very well structured. The information within is easily assimilated by non-academic readers, and it is presented in such a way that they are not only given thorough information about the chemical contaminants the author features in the book, but also much more, by highlighting pertinent subjects under subheadings such as human exposure, dietary exposure, and occupational exposure. Throughout, warnings are given on occupations and where exposure to contaminants can be excessive. Throughout the book there is advice on how we can empower ourselves, and the author suggests other resources if the reader wishes to pursue a particular subject in more detail. At the back of the book there is a comprehensive Appendix and Glossary. I found this book extremely interesting and one which I strongly feel should be read by all. Our environment, how we live and what we put in our bodies is in our control. In this modern world well researched and factual reference books like this should be read, and available on the bookshelf of every home.
WriterJohn1960 More than 1 year ago
Like it or not, every second of every day, our bodies are exposed to harmful environmental toxins that affect our health in every imaginable way. Nutritionist, research scientist and public speaker Cindy Klement has written the definitive guide to identifying the thousands of unhealthy chemical toxins in and around our homes and workplaces. Her book, “Your Body’s Environmental Chemical Burden” is an essential reference manual to understanding where the most dangerous toxins come from, how they are stored in our bodies, what we can do to try to avoid them and how we can detoxify our bodies daily. The author began this incredibly comprehensive, detailed and practical study after attending a lecture on health in 2013 during which she first heard the term “body burden” to describe the effect that the estimated 83,000 chemicals being released into the environment daily has on humans. The book references more than 1,500 research papers detailing the toxins that permeate the air we breathe, the food we ingest and the products we come in contact with at home or work. Klement tells us from the outset that we are not even presently addressing the impact of “environmental contaminants and their effects on the human body.” The author says her intent is to inform readers that since the toxic genie is out of the bottle, we must learn to “use the tools and resources at our disposal to reduce our exposure,” along with exercise and detoxification to cleanse our bodies. Each chapter focuses on various chemical contaminants, including toxic gases, pesticides, plastics, sanitizers and more. In addition, each chapter provides a detailed and comprehensive “Reference Guide,” listing practical suggestions for recognizing and avoiding these toxins. Whether the threat comes from secondhand cigarette smoke, food packaging, everyday household cleaners or a myriad of other sources, Cindy Klement touches on a litany of dangerous toxins, their noted heath effects, sources of exposure and safety classifications. Every chapter also includes tips to “Empower Yourself With These Action Steps” and resources and suggestions that will enable you to limit your exposure to environmental threats. This “Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins” is packed with information and links to websites with further advice as to how to limit and avoid harmful toxins. The book is written in a clear, concise and conversational style and there is a helpful glossary of terms and an appendix included at the end which lists all of the aforementioned resources on the Internet. We may not be able to completely control our exposure to environmental toxins, but thanks to this book we can strive to limit our exposure and keep not only ourselves, but generations to come, as healthy as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cindy Klement is one of the smartest people I know, one of the best researchers I've even been in contact with, and this book is her crowning achievement. At great risk to herself, she is exposing the industries who've put our health at risk. This book will stun you and shock you into action, then you will share what you've learned. Order an extra copy, because you will need it!