We all need to be diligent in protecting our families from the myriad of food safety and product safety issues related to environmental and chemical toxins. Follow these steps to reduce your family’s exposure to environmental threats.
- Buy local and organic foods whenever possible. Reducing the time from “farm to table” preserves nutrient composition. Eating organic foods reduces your exposure to pesticides.
- Drink clean water. Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, consider using tap water or using a filter to purify water from the tap.
- Use glass instead of plastic and choose smart plastics and avoid putting them in the microwave or the dishwasher where they can degrade under excessive heat.
- Replace cleaning products with non-toxic, pesticide-free, biodegradable, natural products that don’t contain carcinogenic chemicals.
- Reduce meat consumption to reduce your chances of developing chronic conditions like some types of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Look for meat and dairy products that are hormone, antibiotic and steroid free.
- Remove all air fresheners, especially plug-in air fresheners.