all of this talk about air pollutants, contaminated water, allergies
and the environment—your head might just be swimming in worry.
You probably see startling stories on the news every night and hear
about new “studies” that lead you to believe it’s
more and more dangerous to live in the twenty-first century. Well,
hold on. There’s no need to live in a bubble or wear a gas
mask to the grocery store. As long as you’re mindful of the
environment and conscientious about hazardous situations, you should
be fine. Contact the EPA if you’re very concerned, and get
in touch with your local environmental watch to see how healthy your
living area is.
Getting away from the hustle bustle of crowded areas
for a vacation might be a good idea not only for your lungs and
allergies, but also
for your stress levels. Keeping up healthy
eating habits and exercising
regularly will also get you in top shape so you can remain healthy,
even in the face of pollution. And remember that every study you “hear” about
on the news, in a magazine, from your neighbor or on the Internet
isn’t the absolute truth. There’s a difference between
scholarly, scientific research and alarmist studies that people
cite for a good scoop. If you’re really concerned about a
specific study, learn how to evaluate
health information and do
research to get the real skinny.
For now you can put the plans for
the bubble on hold and keep enjoying your environment, with a
little bit of protection of course.
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