Synthetic Chemicals Are Safer Than Natural Ones & Don’t Cause Disease… Wait, What?
By TLB Contributor: Anna Rodgers
Yes. You have read correctly, but this statement sure as heck didn’t come from me. I know that the opposite is true, that heavy metals and other toxins are incredibly dangerous and natural chemicals are far safer than synthetics. But there are many people and organizations out there, (with history proving time and time again) that just don’t want you to think this way.
They want you to ignore the truth and to live a life where you don’t take any control over your health, where you continue to buy all of the toxic products, dangerous medications and most importantly, do not take a stand about what the annual 3 trillion dollar chemical industry has done to all of us.
Let me tell you the back ground story of who is behind this ridiculous and very dangerous statement. Back in May of this year, one of the most popular newspapers in the UK, The Sun, wrote about my newly released, controversial book Toxic World, Toxic People. On page 6, there was a full page dedicated to one of the chapters, Common Deadly Environmental Toxins from my book.
The article, ‘What’s Your Poison’ by journalist Helen Glibert, discussed 4 common toxins that we are all surrounded by daily. These 4 are, aluminum, mercury, lead and cadmium. Surprisingly, Helen wrote a credible piece, highlighting that aluminum exposure (and accumulation) can trigger cancer and lead to Alzheimer’s.  She also pointed out how mercury from fillings can leak, and prove to be toxic to the body. 
For me personally, to see the truth exposed in a mainstream media outlet was very exciting. Would people finally take notice and realize we are all being bombarded with heavy metals and chemicals in our daily lives?
Within a few days, the article and I had been targeted by a group called ‘Sense About Science’, who wrote a truly ridiculous response to the article. Their article titled ‘The Moon – Tackling Misconceptions About Chemicals’  was to tell the public that I was scaring people, there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to proven deadly neurotoxins such as mercury, aluminum, and lead.
Now, I’m assuming those that read Collective Evolution are a pretty cluey bunch of people – you don’t take crap, you know when someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes, and you mostly likely are aware of things that most others are not. You also probably know that there’s a serious amount of people out there who want the truth about our health concealed, mainly in the name of corporate profit.
After I saw Sense About Science take a little hit at me, I decided to do some digging to see who these nancy naysayers actually were. Did they have credibility, who and what else do they ridicule and where the heck did they get their funding from?
The Bullies Of All Things ‘Alternative’
Well, it sure didn’t take me long to realize my suspicions were absolutely right on the money.
This organization is known to target anything and everything ‘alternative’. They rubbish homeopathy, are pro-vaccine, have very strong ties to GMO’s, are connected to political groups and have been behind some pretty nasty bullying campaigns targeting authors such as Patrick Holdford who wrote the groundbreaking book ‘Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs’. I’ve since read a lot about this group and boy, they are certainly very dirty players.
And take a guess where Sense About Science get their funding from…a whole bunch of Cancer organizations, Alzheimer Societies, Drug Companies AND Chemical companies. Yep, you can see it for yourself, right here.
When I discovered this, I suddenly became very aware that what I have written about in my book has made me a target by the chemical industry. They see this, along with all the other authors out there like me, trying to bring awareness to what the chemical industry has done to us, as a threat – we are exposing stuff they want people to ignore. Perhaps because they’ve got trillions of dollars at stake.
Imagine that the world suddenly all came to the realization that chemicals are causing most of the cancers, or that aluminum exposure (which we all come into contact with on a daily basis from our foods, beauty products, the air we breathe, the water we drink and medications we take) is the main reason behind the monstrous rise in Alzheimer’s and that we just finally realized collectively we have been, and still are, being lied to on a daily basis. What would we say to the people and organizations that have been perpetuating these lies and hurting us and our children for decades?
When we know that childhood cancers are the highest they have ever been in all of history, and that if all of this is possibly linked to chemicals, then God damn those companies who put these chemicals out into the world without doing the proper safety testing. They are responsible for destroying the lives of our friends, our family and our children.
‘They’ lied to us about DDT, and said it was safe. We now know undeniably it’s not, because after much pressure, they banned it. They lied to us about lead, a fatally toxic substance. It lowers children’s IQ, harms bone density and causes both concentration problems and behavioural issues such as is commonly seen in autistic children. Lead was also finally banned.
We all know ‘they’ tried to keep the truth about smoking hidden as long as they could. They tried dirty tactics, paid people off, used doctors and scientists to say it was safe until the people rose up and finally sued the tobacco industry.
The question begs, how many other lies are we being told on a daily basis about what is toxic or not?
I wrote the book Toxic World Toxic People to help answer questions like these, and to provide people with solutions as to how to try and beat this chemical epidemic. I’m a mother and I want my daughter (as well as you and your kids) to have a fighting chance at being healthy. Our kids, and everyone else for that matter, deserve better and we’ve got to fight for it.
For more information check out my highly regarded book, Toxic World Toxic People – The Essential Guide To Health, Happiness, Parenting & Conscious Living, available on Amazon and for free on Kindle.
About The Author:
Anna Rodgers is an Australian born blogger, founder of Missecoglam.com and travel writer for Yoga magazine. She is an ex ‘eco’ model and was the face of St Erasmus Ethical Jewelery for three seasons. Anna is also the author of the recipe book Simply The Best – 100 Living Food Recipes by 22 of The Worlds Most Talented Raw Chefs. Her health and well-being book aimed at teens is due for release for the end 2015. Anna lives in East Sussex with her husband Nathan and daughter Lola.
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