16. Chemical world
We can’t avoid all the man-made chemicals out there. We can, however, choose alternatives for many.
There’s no point in getting paranoid. We live in the twenty-first century and there’s no going back in time, however much we’d like to! We need to manage the amount of man-made chemicals we draw into our bodies and think of alternatives to those we expose ourselves to daily.
The point is that exposure to low levels of chemicals is relatively harmless. We’re surrounded by low-level doses of chemicals, from the fire retardants in our armchairs and mattresses to the toxins in toothpaste and cosmetics. It’s the continual exposure to chemicals and the fact that we’re so reliant on so many different products that’s a worry, say ...