The federal government has a protocol in place for pollution deemed “unhealthy” in waterways. So, why isn’t there a plan for unsafe levels of air pollution?
A recent article published in Forbes, written by Stephanie Coates, UH Energy, University of Houston, poses this exact question. Coates points out the government has a model on how to regulate the water pollution levels, but not for air. She states:
“Under the Clean Water Act, if a state identifies a waterway that is ‘impaired,’ or in danger of not meeting water quality standards, the state is supposed to calculate the pollution affecting the waterway and determine a plan, or Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML), to reduce the pollution to levels that meet water quality standards.”
What she is questioning is, why the government has not taken this model and modified it for air quality standards.
Toxic Chemicals Found in Newly Built Homes
Are you in the process of building a new home? Perhaps it’s your dream home. Have you considered how the chemicals being used will affect your health?
New studies find air pollution may increase the risk of developing diabetes, even at “safe levels” of pollution.
According to a recent article published on ZME Science, Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louise and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System suggest heavily polluted countries, including the U.S., should adopt tighter air pollution regulations (zmescience.com).
Intellipure chosen as 2018 top pick for residential air cleaning
solutions by health and wellness expert, Dr. Josh Axe.
Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS
Dr. Josh Axe is a world-renowned certified doctor if natural medicine and chiropractic, as well as a clinical nutritionist. Just recently, Dr. Axe, “The Food-As-Medicine Doc,” was ranked number 3 in the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by the Greatist Magazine. Dr. Axe, along with the other health and wellness experts included in the top 100 are the most knowledgeable, and sought-after trainers, health coaches, nutritionists, and teachers.
What You Can’t See May Be Greatly
Impacting Your Family’s Health
10 Ways To Detox Your Home To Reduce Toxicity and Lower Your Risk of Disease
Many of the chemicals and toxins in our home we’re unable to see, taste or even smell. This is a scary fact, given the average home contains 500-100 chemicals and toxins.
Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution and Dementia
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. Aside from the financial stress a disease such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias can cause, the diagnosis can be emotionally devastating to the individual and their family. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 16.1 Million Americans provide “unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.” Furthermore, these caregivers provide an estimated 18.4 Billion hours of care- that is valued at over $232 Billion! With the ever-evolving technology and medical advances, many deaths caused by disease have been decreasing. Unfortunately however, the number of Americans dying from Alzheimer’s and dementia is on the rise.
One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “Which air purifier do you use?”