This summer, there are some villains you won't find in the movie theater. They're lurking right beneath your nose and hiding in plain sight everywhere—where you live, where you work, and where you shop. And even Captain America and Jason Bourne are no match for these noxious thugs.
Who are these dangerous troublemakers? Environmental toxins—everything from automobile exhaust, solvents in cleaning products, fumes from freshly painted walls, fragrances, and plain old dust. These toxins can enter the body through the nose, eyes, and skin or be swallowed with food and water.
As I describe in my new book, The Allergy Solution, the cumulative load of these toxins in our body tips the scale toward health problems like allergies and asthma over time.
While you can't completely sanitize the world you live in, you can take steps to reduce and avoid exposure to common toxins that can undermine your health. Here are three toxins you should be avoiding and some tips to get you started: