When toxic chemicals are released, either through industrial or agricultural processes or consumer products, they make their way into the body through the lungs, skin and/or mouth. Once absorbed through these various routes, they enter the blood stream and are carried around to different parts of the body. Chemicals are then either stored in tissues, like fat and bone, or are metabolized by the liver and excreted through urine, the lungs, sweat, semen, milk, saliva and bile.
Hormone disrupting chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and phthalates can mimic, block or interfere with hormones such as estrogen, androgens and the thyroid, resulting in reproductive defects, reduced fertility and neurological, behavioural and developmental problems.
Neurotoxic chemicals fall into three main groups: 1) heavy metals and metal compounds 2) solvents and 3) other simple organic compounds and pesticides. These chemicals cause damage to the brain and can lead to developmental and behavioural disabilities, particularly in children, because their brains are still developing.
When respiratory toxins are inhaled, they affect the nasal passages, pharynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs. These toxins cause both acute and chronic illnesses such as Bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, Cancer, and general breathing problems. As irritants, respiratory toxins can also increase the severity and incidence of respiratory infections and can aggravate asthma.
Reproductive toxins can affect reproductive ability and sexual function. Examples of reproductive disorders that may be caused by these toxins include endometriosis, failure to ovulate normally, tubal pregnancies, miscarriages and stillbirths, low sperm count and motility, undescended testes, hypospadius and testicular Cancer.
Multiple homaccords for the most common respiratory irritants, including industrial, environmental and beauty salon toxins, are included to assist in their removal at a deep, cellular level.