The most dangerous toxins in our homes
We’re all interested in protecting our loved ones from toxic chemicals outside and inside our homes. Our homes especially though, because they’re one of the places we spend the most time, and also a place that we have the most control over. There are so many to worry about these days, so what toxins or chemicals should we be focusing the most on?
Phthalates were banned for use in children's products and toys way back in 2008, but as Aol.com explains, “they’re still used in manufacturing”. They’re found in everything from vinyl flooring to detergents, shampoos, and almost everything in between. Phthalates have been linked to reproductive issues in both men and women, as well as “obesity, ADHD, asthma, diabetes, and breast cancer.” Avoiding products with anything descriptions such as “fragrances” or “recycling-code-3” is a good way to ensure the things you’re buying do not contain phthalates.
Bisphenol A (BPA):
Bisphenol A is another chemical that’s prevalent in our homes and the products many of us use daily. Aluminum can linings, paper receipts, food packaging, and water bottles. These are just some of the products that contain BPA, a toxin that according to Aol.com has been linked to obesity as well as “coronary artery disease, increased blood pressure, and issues with female reproductive development.” Making the switch from plastic food containers to glass or stainless steel containers is a great way to reduce the amount of BPA you might expose yourself or your loved ones to.
Consumers and the Environmental Protection Agency have made great strides in reducing the number of toxins we come in contact with. Unfortunately, in today’s post we touched on just a couple toxins that Aol.com wrote about, but there are presently “80,000 [chemicals] on the U.S. market.”
We encourage you to follow the attached link for Aol.com’s full story: https://aol.it/38ubjI0