Toxic substances in the environment have a major impact on our overall health and specifically the production of thyroid hormones. What are the substances we should avoid and how can we avoid them?
Exposure to Nuclear Radiation
After the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, exposure to radiation leakage from damaged nuclear power plants is a very real threat. Prevent damage to your thyroid gland and reduce the risk of thyroid cancer by ensuring your body is protected from the toxic pollutants in the air.
Mercury exposure is a serious health risk - linked to many forms of autoimmune illnesses. Mercury dental amalgams are the greatest source of mercury toxicity in humans. The World Health Organization states that there is no safe level of exposure to mercury. There is a solution.
Perchlorate Inhibits Thyroid
Perchlorate is a toxic material that inhibits thyroid function. Groundwater and food supplies are being contaminated by perchlorate. The EPA is in the process of requiring Public Water Systems to monitor and treat perchlorate contamination. Iodine supplementation can protect the thyroid.
Protection from Nuclear Radiation
Radiation illness and cancers may take years to develop, based on the type, duration and intensity of exposure to the radiation source. The thyroid gland is most at risk to exposure from radiation.
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