Chemicals are found everywhere; from the food we eat to the air we breathe. Most of the time we are not even aware these chemicals are coming in contact with us. While in truth we won’t be able to completely eliminate every single chemical from our lives, there are things that can be done to help reduce our exposure to chemicals when possible.
Cleaning Products – Items in this category are filled with chemicals. Cleaning items like bleach, toilet cleaner, tub cleaner, even your dish soap contain harmful and even toxic chemicals. Choose more natural brands or make your own. Making your own laundry soap is simple and cheaper than commercially produced ones. The more popular natural cleaning solutions include the use of baking soda, lemons, and white vinegar.
Make the switch – Plastic is great with kids because things don’t get broken. But let us not risk our child's health with our need to have a clutter-free home. We see the labels that say BPA-free, but what about PVC free and the other chemicals that are used to make up the plastic material? Make the switch to glass or stainless steel. Both of these products have smooth surfaces which means bacteria and other nasty things do not get stuck in the pores of the surfaces. Aside from bottles and glasses, plates and silverware should be exchanged out as well.
Read the ingredient lists - everything has them on the back or the lists can be located online on the sites for the companies most times. Read the ingredient lists and know what is in your products. If there is something in it that you have no idea of, don’t use that product. Be safe not sorry.