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Reducing Environmental Chemical Exposure

  1. Remove shoes before entering the home, and wash work clothes separately
    Reduces the number of chemicals introduced from occupational sources that are introduced into the home.
  2. Filter home tap or well water
    Reduces the exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogen and hormone disrupting chemicals.  Filtered Tap water is preferable to commercially bottled water.
  3. Store water in stainless steel or glass containers
    Prevents BPA and phalates, found in plastics, from leeching into drinking water.
  4. Microwave food in ceramic or glass containers
    Prevents BPA and phalates, found in plastics, from leeching into food when the containers are heated.
  5. Choose produce that is grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers
    Reduces overall burden of chemicals in the environment and in the diet.
  6. Choose meat, eggs and dairy that is raised without antibiotics, growth hormones or the use of feed lots
    Reduces overall burden of many chemicals, such as DDT and it’s metabolites, that can be concentrated by intensive agricultural practices.
  7. Avoid exposure to tobacco smoke
    Avoids one of the most well documented carcinogens.

Reducing Environmental Chemical Burden

  1. Be physically active every day
    Sweat promotes the release of chemicals that build up in fatty tissues, and mobilizes the body’s stores of toxic chemicals.
  2. Eat a diet high in fiber
    Dietary fiber facilitates the removal of toxic chemicals by carrying them out with the rest of the body’s waste.
  3. Eat a diet high in antioxidants
    Fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide important nutritional support to deal with the chemicals we come into contact on a daily basis.

 

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