Chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins

Chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins

Studies have shown that depression may be associated with toxins from pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins. These chemicals can potentially interfere with neuronal processes in the brain and lead to toxic build-ups in the tissue. To prevent these chemical effects some people choose to use more natural and body friendly approaches to cleaning, insect control, and house cleaning. Some examples of natural solutions include:

Using vinegar as a weed killerweeds and vinegar

Using salt to get rid of slugssalt and slugs

Using essential oils to

make deodorizers andWhat-Are-Essential-Oils

bathroom sprays

References: Koifman, S. (2013). Pesticides, depression and suicide: A systemic review of the epidemiological evidence. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 216(4) 445

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