Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home
These common products are poisoning you. Here are easy, healthy alternatives.
Nonstick Pots & Pans
Scientists and the EPA agree that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) found in non-stick coatings have been repeatedly linked to cancer, thyroid disease, miscarriage, and birth defects. PFCs are also randomly found in pizza boxes, microwaveable popcorn bags, dental floss, some clothing and furniture. There have been lawsuits and industry coverups, but these terrible chemicals are still widely available in the cookware aisle thanks to corrupt politicians and chemical industry lobbyists.
As a side note, PFC’s are also found in stain-resistant clothing and carpets, fast food containers, microwave popcorn bags, and raincoats.
Chemical Detox Tip:
Avoid anything that is nonstick (except for silicone). Throw out your pots and pans and replace them with stainless steel ones with silver (no a dark color or coating) on the inside (we love this cookware set, and this baking pan). For a non-stick effect, line your baking pans with a silicone baking sheet or use organic coconut oil-based non-stick cooking spray (do not use olive oil to cook at high heat as it becomes carcinogenic). Camelina oil has a super high Omega 3 ratio (meaning it’s very healthy and anti-inflammatory) and can be safely heated at high temperatures… it also works as a great makeup remover and moisturiser! As always, make sure your oils are packaged in glass, not plastic.
*sigh* I’m guilty of having a good basketful of these toxic products you said we all should AVOID!
Interesting article! Sadly, our sheets, pillows, mattresses and blankets are full of chemicals and flame retardants that can interfere with our health.
Baking soda has “magic.” It cleans, deodorizes, and scours.
Chemical detox of home takes time and patience. Thanks for the tips!
I inhale and exhale toxic chemicals even in my own home 🙁
Oh no! I’m surrounded by awful synthetic chemicals everyday!!!! BAD!
Such an eye opener! I did not realize how much I’m surrounded by toxins on a daily basis!
Thanks for this informative article.
Simple ways like keeping my bathroom fan on for 15 minutes after showering help.
Nice one! This reduces condensation, limiting the risk of mold growth.
If I have new furniture, I let them “off-gas” for one week in the garage before bringing it into the house. Can you imagine that even “carpets” can have VOCs?