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The Impact of Toxins on the Immune System

The global population is constantly exposed to toxins – be it chemical, physical, or biological – which can have detrimental effects on the immune system and overall health. While the immune system is inherently capable of self-regulation following an immune response to toxin exposure, chronic exposure can strain it to the point of malfunction. This can lead to greater susceptibility to illness and infection, as well as a slower recovery process.

Impaired immune function resulting from the accumulation of toxins within the body can cause endocrine disruption and inflammatory dysregulation resulting in tangible but vague symptoms. A growing toxin burden among the population has heightened the risk of immunotoxicity, or adverse effects on local and systemic immune systems resulting from exposure to noxious substances, and sparked an increase in autoimmune illness prevalence.

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Heart Health Month: Effects of Toxins on Cardiovascular Health 

The human body is vulnerable to a variety of environmental hazards which can have a noxious effect on overall health contributing to the development of cancers, neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic disorders, as well as reproductive and developmental disorders. Growing evidence suggests exposure to chemicals can elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the United States which costs the nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually.

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