Is it all just chemical phobia?

chemical phobia

Many call it chemical phobia. I call it common sense. Here’s why:

We don’t understand the true impact of the thousands of regulated and unregulated chemicals we are exposed to every single day, day after day, year after year. There are no studies showing the synergistic effects of ALL toxins on a chronic basis. And there never will be (because it’s impossible).

Here’s what we DO know:

  • Science has proven many of these chemicals to have harmful effects on the body. Hormone disruption, reproductive issues, birth defects, developmental disorders, neurological disorders, cancer, asthma, the list goes on.
  • Regulations are loose and many chemicals commonly used have little to no studies to prove their safety.
  • Chemicals that are deemed safe are not studied in a way that takes into account the thousands of OTHER chemicals we are also exposed to, nor the interactions some of these chemicals may have with each other.
  • Most chronic diseases are rising and the collective health of the western world is declining. This is multifactorial of course, but without a healthy population, every aspect of our modern lives should remain under scrutiny.
  • It’s impossible to know how much of our declining health can be attributed to the toxins we surround ourselves with vs other lifestyle and diet factors.
  • Many studies that do exist are done on animals. What happens in animals can’t always be extrapolated to humans. This is one reason why some concern for toxins is downplayed.
  • Chemicals are getting into our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans and affecting all walks of life, not just humans.

We don’t know the impact this is having on health. Period.

This is why I strongly believe in the precautionary principle. Why risk the health of me, my family and my future great grandkids (yes, your actions impact generations to come through cellular changes)?

Some of this is outside of our control. I don’t control what the factory down the road spews. But so much of it IS in our control. There are safer, more natural alternatives to almost all household and beauty care products, along with many environmental toxins we surround ourselves with.

So what’s the point?

That we should care. That demand influences supply. That we as consumers have power to influence positive change.

It’s not chemical phobia. It’s common sense.

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By |2018-01-26T16:09:13+00:00October 15th, 2017|Clean|10 Comments

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Hi, I'm Ania. I'm a natural living, primal advocating mom of a crazy toddler.


  1. Teresa @ Living Natural Today October 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Great post! It’s definitely not chemical phobia. I’m living proof that many of the chemicals used in household products are harmful. The chemicals in products might be in small quantities, but they can bioaccumulate. Keep up the good work informing people to become educated consumers.

  2. Lynne October 16, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Great information. Thanks for sharing. This is such an important topic and so relevant.

  3. Cheryl October 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Good info…so many are not even aware because they have such a trust of the market…i.e. they wouldn’t sell it if it were harmful. Read a book in the 80’s called “Is this my child?”by Dr Dolores Rapp that changed my life and that of my children. Made me much more aware.

  4. Debra October 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Important topics to stay abreast of.

  5. Petra October 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Well said, totally agree, it’s just a shame that many people don’t realise this.

  6. Korie October 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I knew I wasn’t crazy 😜 great info

  7. Emily Fata October 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Great post! All this information is so important for people to consider. I agree with you 100%!

  8. Chloe October 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I agree with you! I think it’s really great that you talked and shared a topic like this. A lot of people don’t realize how much harmful chemicals are put into our every day products. At first I didn’t think it was a big deal but overtime I realized that I should watch what I am using.

    xo, Chloe //

  9. Debra October 25, 2017 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Yes… important to take into account how much we still don’t know about the harmful effects of chemicals when we breathe them in and absorb them through our pores…….who wants to find out after the fact, when our health is already compromised, that those products were hazardous. Well done!

  10. Alex July 7, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Very insightful post. Now I’ll cut down on the usage of caustic home cleaning products and go for all natural cleaners. Thanks!

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