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Here's some easy ways to do a quick check of your home a to determine where your greatest exposures may be coming from.
Here's 12 simple changes that will significantly reduce your risks:
- Eat organic foods, especially the "dirty dozen" Researchers have found that it takes just five days of eating organic to rid the body of virtually all pesticide residues.
- Rather than eating conventional or farm-raised fish, which are often heavily contaminated with PCBs and mercury, supplement with a high-quality purified krill oil, or eat fish that is wild-caught and tested for purity. My personal favorite is Wild Alaskan salmon.
- Avoid any flexible plastics whenever possible, especially in children's toys.
- Stop drinking out of plastic water bottles to avoid BPA. Buy a reusable stainless steel or glass one instead.
- Use a good quality reverse osmosis or carbon filter in your home.
- Avoid using plastics with food or beverages
- Choose glass jars instead of storing your food in plastic containers. Especially don't make the mistake of freezing or microwaving in plastic.
- Use natural toiletries and personal care items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergents and other household products. Start by cleaning up your make-up and body lotion... a good rule of thumb is if you wouldn't put in in your mouth, don't put it on your skin.
- Replace your non-stick pots & pans with ceramic or glass cookware
- Replace your vinyl shower curtain with one made of fabric or install a glass shower door
- Get rid of your indoor plug-in air fresheners, candles and fabric softners. These seemingly pleasants scents are often toxic chemicals and contribute to poor indoor air quality and may even cause breathing problems, such as asthma.
- Look for natural, chemical-free clothing, furniture, flooring, paint and other building supplies to use in your home