12 Sep '11, 6pm

We must recognize that our health is the environment and the environment is our health. The two are inseparable

We must recognize that our health is the environment and the environment is our health. The two are inseparable

In my book I link different studies around the world that show that heart disease is clearly a symptom of environmental problems. Air pollutants released when we burn fossil fuels (fine particles of soot, ozone, CO, NO2, SO2 ) and other molecules introduced by the food industry (trans fats, glucose-fructose syrup, excess salt, phosphoric acid) work together to induce oxidative stress on our arterial network. These "nano-aggressors" — products of the industrial revolution — can lead to heart attacks and strokes. In Canada, an estimated 11,000 cardiac-related deaths are caused by environmental factors. Eliminating toxic air pollutants and food additives could reduce cardiometabolic syndrome and cardiovascular deaths by 25 to 50 per cent. The discovery of a drug with these results would be worth a Nobel Prize! We must recognize that our health is the environment and the envir...

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