2. "The toxicity of love coupled with pain can erode even the strongest heart."
- Quote by Kevin Wilson
4. "There are times when the heart, like the canary in the coal mine, breathes in the world's toxicity and begins to die."
- Parker J. Palmer, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
6. "Label-locked thinking can affect treatment. For instance, I heard a doctor say about a kid with gastrointestinal issues, Oh, he has autism. That’s the problem—and then he didn’t treat the GI problem."
- Temple Grandin, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
7. "the agrochemical industry sets up the public for mass poisoning by concealing the true toxicity of their chemical formulations and by focusing solely on the risks associated with the active ingredient in their formulations."
- Jim Marrs, Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us
8. "Further evidence of perpetrators’ lack of overt psychopathology is found in reports of their early reactions to the human suffering caused by their extraordinary evil. A wide range of perpetrator accounts reveal that initial involvement in killing often led to nightmares, anxiety attacks, debilitating guilt, depression, gastrointestinal problems, temporary impotence, hallucinations, substance abuse, numerous bodily complaints, and many other signs of stress reactions."
- James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
9. "the chronically traumatized individuals generally show no change or even a decrease in heart rate. These sufferers tend to be plagued with dissociative symptoms, including frequent spacyness, unreality, depersonalization, and various somatic and health complaints. Somatic symptoms include gastrointestinal problems, migraines, some forms of asthma, persistent pain, chronic fatigue, and general disengagement from life."
- Peter A. Levine, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
10. "In this context, fear of toxicity strikes me as an old anxiety with a new name. Where the word filth once suggested, with its moralist air, the evils of the flesh, the word toxic now condemns the chemical evils of our industrial world. This is not to say that concerns over environmental pollution are not justified—like filth theory, toxicity theory is anchored in legitimate dangers—but that the way we think about toxicity bears some resemblance to the way we once thought about filth. Both theories allow their subscribers to maintain a sense of control over their own health by pursuing personal purity. For the filth theorist, this meant a retreat into the home, where heavy curtains and shutters might seal out the smell of the poor and their problems. Our version of this shuttering is now achieved through the purchase of purified water, air purifiers, and food produced with the promise of purity."
- Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Inoculation