How to cut your ex­po­sure to chem­i­cals

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prod­ucts. We are for­tu­nate to live in a time where there are con­scious com­pa­nies cre­at­ing great qual­ity eco-friendly clean­ing prod­ucts, which are bet­ter for you and the planet. Many are high qual­ity too, so you

Take your shoes off be­fore en­ter­ing the house – our shoes can ac­cu­mu­late syn­thetic chem­i­cals, which are best left off the car­pets and out­side the home.

Use re­us­able BPA free water bot­tles and BPA free tinned food (if you use tins).

At home, store things in glass rather than plas­tic.

Never heat plas­tic. This means not put­ting it in the dish­washer, too.

Even if you com­mit to im­ple­ment­ing just a few of the above points, it can help re­duce your chem­i­cal load and pos­i­tively im­pact your health in the long run.

This is just a small snap­shot of how syn­thetic chem­i­cals can im­pact our health, but re­mem­ber you are in a po­si­tion to vote with your wal­let for the type of fu­ture you want.

FAIRFAX NZ

Cut your ex­po­sure to chem­i­cals by shop­ping at lo­cal farm­ers’ mar­kets where you can pick up spray-free pro­duce.

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