We all know smoking is bad for you in so many ways. Nicotine is absorbed by every cell of the body. It causes multi-organ damage such as heart disease, brain damage, and many lung diseases. If cancer
doesn’t get you, the smoke attacks the small air cells in the lungs, turning them into liquid rot or useless scar tissue. And … when you can’t breathe well, that hurries the journey through life often by decades. On a positive note, smoking has dropped significantly in the last ten years to 15% of the population in Canada with only 11% smoking daily.
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Research has shown that the average adult uses around ten personal care products daily on their skin. Over time, the products that we use regularly and without a second thought (such as deodorants, toothpaste, body lotions, sunscreens, cosmetics and cleansers) can expose you to thousands of chemicals.
Unfortunately, the personal care product industry is unregulated and only a fraction of ingredients are ever tested for safety. Analysis carried out by the Environmental Working Group found that just 28 out of 7500 common cosmetics and toiletries had undergone testing for all of their ingredients! As you can imagine, reading the labels and learning about what is and isn’t healthy in personal care products is becoming increasingly important.
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