Should We Breathe That?
Too often, we do. The soup of industrial emissions, chemicals, agricultural runoff, auto exhaust, pharmaceuticals and other man-made ingredients in our surroundings is all around us. We are literally in that toxic soup full of amazing, hard to pronounce stuff with the power to get on and in us and make changes we did not ask for.
Are you happy with the drug residues and PCBs in the water you shower with? Should you be comfortable with sulfur and nitrogen compounds in the air you breathe? Is it cool that hormones and toxic byproducts are in the food you eat? Do you know what chemicals are building up in your blood, organs and tissues?
Kind of tough to escape from all the “stuff” that the billions of other folks and their cars and industries add to our ecosystem and to us. For decades the answer to any kind of toxic or irritating “stuff” in work processes or transportation was this simple rule:
“the solution to pollution is dilution”
In other words, if it bothers us here, flush it away into the sewer, the ocean, the landfill or the sky. That worked great for a prehistoric tribe in a big forest, and it was effective for Edison’s light bulb experiments in the 1870s, but today there are consequences. And yet, our laws, standards, technology and industry still follow that same old “flush it away” rule, so the situation is not getting better any time soon.
What can WE do?
Isolation, A Better Strategy
One approach with better potential than “dilution” is isolation. If we place barriers between the pollution and whatever we want to protect, we aren’t dependent on dilution. By isolating or sequestering toxins or heavy metals we can avoid them without sharing this mess with the rest of the planet. If we isolate our food, our water, our homes and our families from microbes and toxins, we can avoid damage to our health and lifestyle without imposing that damage on our neighbors.
This blog and content on this website focus on effective isolation as a strategy for dealing with a messy world.
We welcome your questions and wisdom, as we showcase ways that isolation can help
with work, home, health and progress in what we do and how we live. This is not just an interesting option, it is a key survival strategy for twenty-first century living.
From the mess of industrial, automotive, scientific and agricultural pollution to the mess of political and social dysfunction, isolation strategies can offer relief.
Our posts and reference pages here address the potential of isolation methodology for navigating the toxic soup around us. Our mission is to help you to harness the power of isolation for your own good and for all of us.
Please join us as we explore isolation options and methods and look at ways to avoid problems and improve lives.
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