I've been reading all the same threads and, honestly, I have never felt more worried or less healthy. The funny thing is, before I read the air pollution thread, I was actually feeling really good about life here and my health. I've been eating well, sleeping well, have a good job, a great family, and overall a pleasant and comfortable life. Then I read about air pollution, water pollution, and pesticides and suddenly I feel awful. It's not that I didn't know that these things existed - I've been growing my own vegetables for a while and eating organic as often as possible, trying to exercise/stretch more, etc - but it feels like all of this hit me at once. It's very confusing and extremely frustrating. There are so many conflicting opinions, wide-ranging advice, and doomsday predictions.
Is leaving really the solution? Is there some completely better place out there? (This isn't an idle question).
I can't see moving back to the US because it seems like anything better about life there is more than offset by something much worse than life here. But is there somewhere else?
Can we ever be completely safe? Completely sure that there isn't something in our food/water/air?
Or is it, as it seems sometimes, that everything and everyone is trying to kill us?