Don’t put your family’s health at risk-Take a look at our list of the top 10 products to throw away that can harm your health:
Non-stick cookware– It may seem convenient, but it isn’t healthy. Non-stick cookware is coated with a chemical that is recognized as a known carcinogen.
Makeup– If you’re seeking to eliminate toxins, you need to ditch at least some of your makeup. Many cosmetics contain heavy metals, parabens, and talc, all of which can have a negative impact on your health.
PVC shower curtain liners– These types of shower curtain liners smell awful for a reason. Trash that PVC liner, and opt for a PEVA product.
Plastic food storage containers– Throw away the plastic, and instead use glass containers for safe food storage.
Plastic cutting boards– Cutting boards can collect bacteria, which can get into the tiny crevices and be difficult to remove. Opt for a wooden cutting board, since the wood antimicrobial properties.
Commercial Cleaners– Cleaning chemicals can easily be replaced with safe, non-toxic cleansers that you can make for a fraction of the cost. Purchase some vinegar and baking soda, and you’re good to go!
Sponges– The sponges that you use to get your dishes clean may be harboring a whole host of bacteria and germs, including E Coli. Ditch the sponge, and use cleaning clothes that can be washed and reused.
Air fresheners– Many artificial air fresheners, such as sprays and candles, contain phthalates. These chemicals are known to be harmful to our health, so breathing them in a daily basis is not a good idea.
Personal care products– While you won’t need to toss all of your personal care products in the trash, you should read the labels very carefully. Ditch anything that contains triclosan and parabens.
Antibacterial soap– There’s growing concern that our use of antibacterial soap is actually lowering our immunity to germs, leading to drug-resistant superbugs. Use a gentle cleanser for hand washing, but skip the antibacterial products.