There’s nothing like taking a deep breath of cool, crisp, clean air. These days, unless maybe you’re somewhere in the mountains, that is harder and harder to do. Our environment is filled with harmful agents. Sometimes it seems like we are surrounded by smoke, dust and chemicals. In our homes and workplaces, our lungs are continuously exposed to these elements, particularly heavy metals. Over time, inhalation of these substances can cause significant health issues, not only for the lungs, but also for the liver, brain and other vital organs. The lungs are like a way station – they serve as an entry point where toxins come in and cause problems elsewhere.
Toxins, also called toxicants, concentrate in the lungs. Air pollution travels the world. A volcanic eruption or forest fire in one part of the world can quickly affect air composition anywhere because these agents travel with the wind. These toxicants can cross continents or oceans in mere days. Rain can also be a superspreader, so to speak.
Air pollution in particular contains heavy metals like cadmium known to accelerate tumor formation in the lungs, as can copper, nickel and cobalt. All of these cause inflammation and scar tissue formation once deposited in the lung. These metals often remain in the lungs.
Chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are particularly irritating to the airways and often lead to asthma or bronchitis.
Toxin Elimination is Essential
Elimination of these toxins is essential. It is possible to clear these particles and chemicals from the lungs. Some particles are small enough to pass from the lungs into the bloodstream. Common examples are engine exhaust, hair spray and room deodorizer sprays.
The body has an innate detox system, but it needs help because we are so bombarded every day. Detox is very important to prevent toxin accumulation in the lungs and blood.
Natural zeolite is negatively charged and binds to positively-charged toxins like heavy metals to hasten their elimination from the body. Zeolite also helps the liver, which helps break down and remove many of these toxins.