New Study Links Toxic Exposure of Your Parents to YOUR Disease

I have decided to dedicate Saturdays to highlighting a research article that I find eye opening.  This one blew me away.

A study out of Washington State University links your current illnesses to your parent’s exposure of pesticides, plastics, jet fuel, and insecticide.

It is well known that certain diseases are passed down by genetics (Huntington’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Heart Disease) But lab testing done showed that after exposure to toxins, not only did the offspring of exposed rats have low sperm counts, but the male rats for the next 4 generations did as well.

And the female offspring reached earlier and earlier puberty.

“It’s a new way to think about disease,” said Michael K. Skinner, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology. “We believe this phenomenon will be widespread and be a major factor in understanding how disease develops and might play a role in diseases such as breast cancer and prostate disease, whose frequency is increasing faster than would be expected if they were the result of genetic mutations alone.”

Researchers tested a pesticide mixture (permethrin and insect repellant DEET), a plastic mixture (bisphenol A and phthalates), dioxin (TCDD) and a hydrocarbon mixture (jet fuel, JP8).

The hypothesis is that a long term low level exposure is just as harmful as one large exposure as was done in testing.

With the hundreds of toxins we are exposed to every day, this really makes perfect sense as to why the mortality rates for certain cancers are on the rise despite all that is being done for early detection and treatment.  In 1970, the risk for breast cancer was 1 in 10.  Today it is 1 in 8 and rising, and close to 90% of breast cancer patients have no risk factors for the disease.  Maybe parental exposure could be the answer.

genetic exposure to toxins

Honey, I hope you put extra pesticides in this! I'm really hungry!

I believe the key to stopping ALL illnesses lies with limiting your exposure to toxins where you can, and by getting the word out about where those toxins are hiding.

Thanks for reading! Stay well!

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Categories: breast cancer, environmental hazards, health, health and wellness, healthy living blogs, men's health, women's health

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2 replies

  1. All the more reason for me to grow my own organic foods!

    Cancer Warrior

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