Our toxic reality
...as infectious childhood diseases like polio, smallpox, rheumatic fever, and diphtheria have largely been controlled, chronic conditions of less obvious origins have taken their place.
Asthma, autism, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADD and ADHD), childhood brain cancer and acute lymphocytic leukemia have all increased over the past 30 years.
That's introductory part of article Human health problems on the rise, published by Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization, founded in 1993 to: 1. protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population - children, babies, and infants; and 2. replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.
You'll not find neither multiple sclerosis, nor any other autoimmune disorder included in this graph. Nevertheless, it's safe to assume that no chronic degenerative disorder is an exception. Contrarily - such an assumption would be both unrealistic or even precarious.
Take a long hard look - you'll definitely see the trend!
Scientists cannot fully explain these increases, but early life exposure to environmental pollutants is a leading suspect (2005)
Fetal exposures lead to adult disease
Fetal exposures cause disease in future generations
Heaps of different already discovered aspects and separate facts about toxins and pollutants influence on health could be added, but the key message remains the same - for everybody:
Pollutants <=> Toxins <=> Poisons