Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home
These common products are poisoning you. Here are easy, healthy alternatives.
Cans and Plastic Bottles
Bisphenol-A, also known as BPA, is a chemical found in the lining of canned goods, processed foods, plastic containers, and other food packaging. BPA has been banned in many countries (not the U.S., yet), and has been linked to cancer, heart disease, depression, emotional detachment and much more. Many food distributors have switched to ‘BPA free’ products and packaging, but the chemical they are using instead (BPS) is proving to be just as harmful – if not more.
Read more: Is any plastic safe?
Chemical Detox Tip:
Purchase fresh, dried, or frozen foods, or foods that come in a glass or stainless steel container. Don’t purchase products packaged in a way that allows the food to touch plastic or tin. Line your plastic containers with wax paper (not tin foil, which comes with its own toxicity problems) or, better yet, buy glass food storage containers.
*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?