Is your home making you sick?
We all want to protect our families and keep them safe, but did you know that the products you use in your home may be contributing to making you and your family ill without you knowing it?
Plastic was first invented in 1907 by Leo Hendrik Baekeland and celebrated as a product that was going to revolutionize the industrial marketplace, and it has. We now use it everywhere, from our cars, computers, phones, kids’ toys, food packaging, and food storage. Plastic chemicals are now found in drinking water, bottom of oceans and people’s blood streams.
But, did you know some plastics have additives to make it more flexible or alter the molecular structure to fit a purpose? And did you know that these additives can affect human hormones and insulin resistance? And lastly did you know that these toxic additives can leach out of the plastic into the food that is stored in it?
Check out the Toxicity section on Wikipedia’s page on Plastics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic
The use of some of these additives has been linked to hormone disruption, heart disease, insulin resistance, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. This is why countries across the world are banning the use of them. Recently in the United States federal, state, and local agencies started to test for a handful of these chemicals that harm our health and has this information available for their citizens review.
It’s time to purge your body of plastics and detox your home by replacing plastic containers with glass and steel. Look at the products you use in your home and consider seeking out natural alternatives. The ingredients in many cleaning products, bug sprays, soaps, facial creams, and more may be killing more than just bugs and bacteria.
The good news is there are lots of healthy alternatives you can replace them with to detox your home and make it a safer, healthier place for you and your family. One of the 1st steps my family did to reduce our plastic exposure is switching to stainless steel water bottles and bento boxes for school lunches. My kids love their Simple Moderns water bottles which are easy to clean and dent resistant (see here https://www.simplemodern.com/). Lunchbots brand stainless steel containers fit great in kid’s lunchboxes and are dishwasher safe making them this working mom’s favorite way to feed her kids at school (https://www.lunchbots.com).