Easy Toxic Swap Outs

4 easy toxic product swap out

Today, we’re diving into toxic products in your home and i’m giving you some simple and practical tips to make your home and environment healthier by swapping out toxins. I’m Christine Miroddi Yoder, and I’m excited to share these easy-to-follow suggestions with you.

1. Say Goodbye to Plastics

We all know that plastics aren’t great, especially for our little ones. That’s why I recommend swapping out plastics for safer alternatives like stainless steel, glass, or silicone. Plastics, even if labeled “BPA-free,” may contain other harmful compounds. These chemicals can act as artificial hormones in the body, leading to various health issues, from cancer to reproductive problems.

I personally love using stainless steel and glass containers for food storage. Brands like ThinkBaby and Stless offer great alternatives to plastic cups for kids. Making this simple swap can significantly reduce your family’s exposure to harmful substances.

2. Beware of “Natural Flavors”

When it comes to food choices, be cautious about products containing “natural flavors.” This term allows companies to keep the actual ingredients a secret, and they might include synthetic chemicals. Opt for foods with transparent ingredient lists, and consider brands like Solely that focus on using real fruit without added flavors.

3. Choose Safer Household Products

Toxic chemicals aren’t limited to food – they’re also present in household products. Fragrances in detergents, soaps, and shampoos often contain undisclosed chemicals. Swap out these items for natural alternatives with essential oils. Choose unscented or naturally scented products to minimize your family’s exposure to harmful substances.

4. Ditch Fluoride in Toothpaste and Water

Fluoride, found in toothpaste and water, has been linked to neurotoxicity and may affect IQ levels. It’s alarming that many children’s multivitamins include fluoride. Check your toothpaste and consider fluoride-free alternatives. Also, be aware of your water source – if fluoride is added, consider using a water filter.

Bonus Tips: Apps for Product Safety

If you’re unsure about a product’s safety, use apps like Think Dirty and Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep. These apps allow you to scan products and assess their safety ratings based on their ingredients.

Remember, making small changes over time can lead to significant improvements. Don’t feel overwhelmed – take it one step at a time. Your family’s health is worth the effort.

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