Household Cleaners

Go through all of your cleaning products and replace them with safer versions. HOUSEHOLD: All-purpose cleaners, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap. Cooking and Storage: No teflon, plastic or aluminum. Cook in cast iron or stainless steel. Store in glass. Avoid nonstick pans, don’t cook in the microwave, avoid aluminum-lined (juice, milk subtitutes, broth) boxes, avoid plastic-lined […]

Personal Care Products

Many personal care products contain toxins. To reduce your family’s exposure, analyze the products you use in these categories. Personal Care: Sunscreen, makeup, lotion, medications, shampoo, soaps, antiperspirant. Clothes and Bedding: No fire retardants, GoreTex, light-up sneakers, memory foam mattresses. Paper Products: Diapers, baby wipes, tampons, toilet paper, paper towels, tampons and pads (Shown to […]

Ingested Toxins

There are many toxins in food to consider avoiding, such as pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms. In general, you can reduce exposure to toxins by purchasing organic meat and produce.  When buying organic isn’t an option, you can keep exposure to toxins at a minimum by using the EWG’s Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen lists as guides when you shop. However, there a few […]