More and more often we hear about fine dust and heavy metals as components of environmental pollution and the damage they can cause to our body. But what are these two things really? Let's see together what they are, what damage they can cause and how we can avoid suffering them.
Fine powders are both solid and liquid microparticles of such small size that they remain suspended in the air and therefore can be inhaled without us noticing. They are divided according to their diameter: if it is greater than 30 microns (one micron is one thousandth of a millimeter) the particles are less dangerous because being relatively heavy they settle on the ground more easily, while those smaller than 30 microns can remain suspended in the air for days or even several weeks.
These dusts are generally the result of the combustion of materials derived from petroleum (petrol, diesel, etc.), coal and wood. The main source of fine dust pollution is basically motor vehicle traffic, especially heavy vehicles (trucks, trucks) and cars that use diesel fuel, especially those vehicles with poor maintenance. Domestic heating is also responsible for the production of fine dust, especially when diesel fuel is used. This is why fine dust pollution has a seasonal trend with a greater production of pollutants in the cold season. It is also true that with the rain, a large part of these powders are destroyed, however, deposited in the ground.
Heavy metals, also called pollutants, are more insidious. They are metals with a rather high density. These are basically divided into two types: toxic even in very small quantities (for example lead cadmium and mercury) and heavy metals that must be more concentrated to cause problems, such as zinc, nickel, aluminum, copper, manganese and chromium.
The main routes of intoxication are food, the respiratory tract and the transdermal route, that is, through the skin. These metals are also introduced into the body each time paints, solvents, glues are used, but also when walls, floors, etc. are demolished. Tattoos can also carry heavy metals.
Among the pitfalls that can be a source of pollution with these metals, there are also non-stick pans with a ruined bottom. In fact, the underlying metal is discovered and can disperse particles while cooking food or even simply by stirring the dish inside the pot. Even the coating of cookware itself, which is not a heavy metal, can be harmful: perfluoroctanic acid (Pfoa), used in the manufacture of Teflon has been linked to a number of health problems in humans. It may be responsible for the increase in cholesterol, the development of ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer and kidney cancer. It is therefore also a potentially carcinogenic substance.
How can we get rid of this waste?
The first thing to do is to try to avoid contact with fine powders and heavy metals, for example avoiding jogging during the busiest hours (and in the city in general), the use of low quality cosmetics or perfumes, prepackaged foods. , tuna and swordfish (they are the two fish with the highest concentration of mercury!), spices (even aflatoxins and pesticides are insidious toxins for our health!).
Fortunately, nature comes to our rescue to free us from these terrible pollutants. Among the natural substances that we can suggest there are undoubtedly theChlorella seaweed and the Coriander. The first is precisely a green alga from the Far East, much studied for its detoxifying and purifying properties.
But how does it work?
The cell wall of these algae contains substances that bind and remove heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury from the body, but they do more as well, accelerating the removal of dangerous hydrocarbon and organochlorine-based insecticides. L'Chlorella seaweed, according to some studies it could prevent the gastrointestinal absorption of these toxic substances, even favoring the elimination of toxins already absorbed in tissues and organs, such as liver and kidneys.
The Coriander, like Chlorella, it manages to bind heavy metals but by itself it does not always succeed in expelling them from the body. This is why it is useful to combine Coriander with Chlorella Algae, to prevent the metal linked to Coriander from re-intoxicating the body before being expelled. Furthermore, Coriander increases the draining capacity of the bile, favoring the emptying of the gallbladder.
In conclusion, we are all somewhat polluted by heavy metals, pesticides, fine dust. These substances do not always give well-defined problems but scientific studies attribute to these substances various annoyances such as headache, itching, chronic fatigue, migrating pains, up to mood swings and neurological problems.
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