How to cut your exposure to chemicals
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.
Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional.
Cut your exposure to chemicals by shopping at local farmers’ markets where you can pick up spray-free produce.