1000 Flowers for the Planet - #601 Avoid Chemicals
Avoiding chemicals is an important objective, because chemicals end up in the environment where they shouldn’t be, and everything we do creates a chemical cocktail with consequences we cannot be entirely sure about. Chemicals are everywhere: in our food, on our food, in production of goods, in medication, in cleaning products, in houses, in cars, in offices, in environments – everywhere. There’s not a lot we can do about many of the chemicals in our lives – they’re put there by other people, without out knowledge and our consent most of the time. It’s really easy for us to continue about our lives without giving them a thought, because to think about it might be a bit scary. However, we can do something on individual levels. We can keep ourselves fit and healthy by eating organic foods and staying clear of medication as much as possible. We can think about the types of products we buy and what toxic concoctions they may contain. We can clean our homes with water, avoiding all those chemical cleaning and antibacterial products that damage our health. We can garden without chemicals, as our ancestors did.
All it takes is a bit of time to stop and think about what we’re doing, and how that affects the environment.