We are surrounded by environmental
toxins. Substances that may cause distress or disease to our
bodies can be found in everything that we eat, in everything
that we drink and even in the air we breathe. Some of these
compounds are a by-product of an industrialized world. Heavy
metals like lead and cadmium are released from factories or
are produced as waste substances in the industry. We are also
exposed to many naturally-occurring toxic substances.
For example, volcanic eruptions release much of the free
mercury that can be found in the environment. Our bodies have
a variety of mechanisms for dealing with this toxicity, but
the current total load exceeds the body's ability to adapt.
When our bodies fail to break down or remove these toxins,
the only other way to deal with them is through sequestration.
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