Lead, children, heart disease and stroke, when does it all stop?
Up until 1978 Lead was put in paint, it was also put in gasoline. Lead is a toxin to our bodies.
When we are exposed to Lead and our body can’t detoxify it, it has been shown to get stored in our bones. Did you know that when a woman is pregnant, she will release some of her bone, which releases some of the stored Lead, and that Lead ends up in her baby? Ultimately, we end up passing Lead down from mother to baby, and according to Dr. Pompa, it passes through 4 generations before it stops. That could be 80-100 years of Lead toxicity in your family!
Additionally, as we go through puberty, we also lose bone and therefore as teenagers we can experience Lead toxicity at that time in our life too. We've all heard about growing pains in teenagers, especially when they spurt up really fast. I've often thought this was an indication of a mineral deficiency, but now I'm wondering if some of this pain could be due to Lead poisoning as it is being released from our bones.
“Most people associate conditions like heart disease, stroke, and obesity to age.
The older you get, the sicker you get, and the more likely you are to die.
But age does not necessarily control how sick or healthy you are. Studies show it’s the accumulation of toxins over time that are responsible for our bodies breaking down, causing chronic diseases and early death.
Age alone is not a good indicator of how healthy you will be. Lifestyle and exposure to toxins is a major player here.”
A new study published in The Journal of Environmental Health found women between the ages of 65-87 with high lead levels were nearly 60% more likely to die during the 12 year study.
As people age their bones release stored lead leading to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and weight gain.
“Lead poisoning is nothing new. In ancient Rome, they lined their aqueducts with lead and drank out of goblets lined with lead because it made the wine taste sweeter.
But Lead is probably one of the things that brought Rome down, because Lead is known to decrease your IQ.
Wouldn’t you think we would learn from history? Well, let’s look at our own culture now.
According to the World Health Organization,
“Childhood lead exposure is linked to lower adult IQ”.
“Lead damages the developing nervous system in young children, and blood Lead levels as low as 5 micrograms per deciliter may lower intelligence quotient (IQ),.”
But did you know that Lead is in a majority of our municipal water supplies?
And, that’s just one heavy metal, one toxin, there are lots more.”
Many personal care products are toxic as well.” Ladies, did you know that if you wear lipstick, chances are you’re exposing yourself to lead, especially red lipstick? A recent study showed 20 out of 33 lipsticks contain lead.
What can we do about this toxic Lead situation? How can we protect ourselves and our families?
We can start by detoxifying our own bodies from heavy metals and other toxins and we can find or make our own clean and pure personal care products for both ourselves and our homes. Please share this article with friends who need support. When it comes to the body, we all deserve to be informed.