Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
For most individuals living in the path of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, the priority is to rebuild and recover as many personal items as possible. Photographs of residents combing fields for lost family heirlooms have covered the pages of periodicals in the weeks since Hurricane Sandy struck. But Dr. James Martin of Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota explains why individuals impacted by this storm would be best turning their attention elsewhere.
Huffington Post reports that, after storm waters receded, a film of toxins was left over the northeast. From asbestos to lead, the dangerous substances that have been churned up by the hurricane are now exposed and capable of harming individuals who come into contact with them.
The article asserts that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is "doing all it can to help the communities in the wake of the storm." This includes visiting sites that are believed to be contaminated and providing directions for disposing of toxins as safely as possible. The EPA comments: "EPA, in support of FEMA, is working closely with federal, state and city agencies in assessing and responding to environmental concerns, including the Jewitt White Lead site, Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal. We have been providing information to the public about cleaning up after flooding, mold and how to safely dispose of household hazardous waste."
"Asbestos, released from the buildings destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, is one of the many toxins that have the potential to create long-term, negative health effects on the individuals directly impacted by this disaster," states Dr. Martin of Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota."Unfortunately, many of these health effects may not show up for months and years to come. It is as if the hurricane left behind a toxic soup that has infiltrated the air, water, food, and soil of the region—one that will continue to pose a threat to residents for years. Toxins can affect the cardiovascular system, immune system, brain, and endocrine system, to name just a few parts of the body that can be harmed through exposure. These toxins can create symptoms that, due to their emergence years later, will never be traced back to this event."
Dr. Martin, in his book called How Toxic Are You?, explains the danger that exposure to harmful environmental toxins poses to the body. He encourages individuals living and working in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to remain vigilant and avoid exposure to dangerous substances as much as possible.
Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota is a healthcare facility that offers weight loss and detoxification solutions to its clients. Through the leadership of Dr. James Martin, Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota provides individualized services to clients across the country. The goal of Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota is to offer targeted, effective weight loss and detoxification plans that address the underlying issues clients face, such as toxicity.