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The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 200,000 people die every year from cancers related to their workplaces.

What can we expect from this Premiere Health Facility?

This LEED certified health facility will address military chemical exposures, workplace contaminants, household chemicals, natural disasters such as Katrina and acts of terrorism like 9-11. The application of new and emerging technologies increases the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment, maximizes efficiency and cost effectiveness, and ensures a safe environment for our patients, our community, and our country.

Global chemical production is predicted to increase 330% by 2050. Only 5% of the current 80,000+ products most currently used have ever been tested for their effects on human health.

How do toxic chemicals get into our bodies?

When toxic chemicals are released, either through industrial or agricultural processes or consumer products, they make their way into our bodies through:
  • l the lungs (inhalation),
  • l skin (dermal absorption), and/or
  • l mouth (ingestion)-these are known as routes of exposure.
When chemicals are absorbed through these various routes of exposure they enter the blood stream and are carried around to different parts of the body. From the blood stream, chemicals are either stored in tissues, like fat and bone, or are metabolized by the liver, and excreted through urine, the lungs, sweat, semen, milk, saliva and bile. Infants can also be exposed to toxic chemicals through breast milk, but so far the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risk posed by toxins being transferred to the child.

In planning and designing a specialized health facility, a preventative model is ideal. We need to think differently about why we become ill, rather than what to do after we become ill. Healing Sanctuary will correlate and respond to health issues that previously may have been considered unrelated. How do diet, the environment, lifestyle and contaminants all play a role in our overall health? A new paradigm of studying, diagnosis and treating diseases will create a health care and business model that produces the best policies and treatment, now and in the future.

What do toxic chemicals do in our bodies?

Once in the body, these toxic chemicals can act in a variety of ways to harm human health (click on the chemical name for a more detailed description).
  • Hormone disrupting chemicals
  • Carcinogenic chemicals
  • Neurotoxic chemicals
  • Respiratory toxins
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Developmental toxins
Many chemicals can also damage the kidney, liver and other organs, as well as impair the immune system

Children in Malawi who are forced to work as tobacco pickers are exposed to nicotine poisoning equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes a day. Child laborers as young as five are suffering severe health problems from a daily skin absorption of dissolved nicotine. Malawi has the highest incidence of child labor in southern Africa, with 88.9% of 5-14 year olds working in the agricultural sector. Children report common symptoms of green tobacco sickness (GTS) or nicotine poisoning including severe headaches, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, coughing and breathlessness.

Other toxic chemicals that cause harm to our bodies:

  • (click on the chemical name for a more detailed description)
  • Uranium
  • Mercury
  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Benzene
  • Dioxin
  • Cadmium
  • Beryllium
  • Arsenic

At least 232 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released in waterways in 2007 in all 50 states. Releases of nitrate compounds represented 90% of the total volume of discharges to waterways.

Facilities along the Ohio River reported releases of 91 different toxic chemicals including cyanide, chromium and arsenic compounds, lead, dioxin and benzene. Cancer-causing chemicals were discharged into approximately 1300 waterways nationwide.

Top Hazardous Household Chemicals:

  • (click on the chemical name for a more detailed description)
  • Air Fresheners:
  • Ammonia:
  • Bleach:
  • Carpet and Upholstery Shampoo:
  • Dishwasher Detergents:
  • Drain Cleaner:
  • Furniture Polish:
  • Mold and Mildew Cleaners:
  • Oven Cleaner:
  • Antibacterial Cleaners:
  • Laundry Room Products:
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners:

Lead can harm a child's brain, kidneys and other organs. In 1978 the government banned lead in paint. However, more than 30,000 new cases are still detected each year.

Other nasty things that are around your home:

  • (click on the chemical name for a more detailed description)
  • Pesticides:
  • Flea Powders:
  • Lice Shampoo:
  • Car Wash and Polish:
  • Tar and Bug Remover:

Watch videos on YouTube regarding these chemical/health issues.

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