Perhaps the most dangerous toxins for our health and the health of our children are the many endocrine disruptors in our homes. They can reduce fertility, cause reproductive issues in males and females, can affect the nervous system and immunity, and have been linked to some cancers.
Here are a number of practical techniques you can use to limit your exposure to endocrine disruptors, and other common toxins:
Rather than eating conventional or farm-raised fish, which are often heavily contaminated with PCBs and mercury, supplement with a high-quality purified fish or krill oil or a pure Omega 3 fatty acid, or eat fish that is wild-caught and tested for purity.
Eat mostly raw, fresh foods, and try to steer clear of processed, prepackaged foods of all kinds. This allows you to automatically avoid artificial food additives, including perservatives, dangerous artificial sweeteners, food coloring and MSG.
Switch over to natural brands of toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants and cosmetics. The view safe personal care products that are free of phthalates and other potentially dangerous chemicals.
Have you taken any of the above steps for a cleaner home?