We’re exposed to toxins on a daily basis — the air we breathe, flame retardants in our furniture, pesticides in our foods, and phthalates at every turn. While we can’t fully control our toxin exposure, knowing what to watch out for and what small tweaks we do have control over making is empowering and helpful.
Here are six tips to help you minimize toxin exposure contact:
Concerning Chemicals to Watch Out For
One of the most common of these chemicals is BPA, which is found in plastic, like your water bottle, food packaging, or toys. It can even be found in canned goods and receipts. Another popular one we have in abundance is flame retardants. These are put into carpets, electronics, and furniture to keep fires from spreading. While the intentions are good, fire retardants can cause a myriad of health hiccups, as well.
There are pesticides in our food, soil, and water, plus PFAS to help with water and stain resistance. PFAS are in things like Teflon and your takeout wrappers. Phthalates make plastics more durable and come in your personal care products.
And that’s just the short version. But the good news is you can minimize your contact and stay healthy despite this abundance of chemicals around you.
How to Minimize Contact with Toxins
If you want to keep healthy inside and out and avoid health dilemmas down the road, here are tips for keeping your contact with chemicals at a minimum.