This week, we wrap up Women's Health with information that will EQUIP YOU with confidence to limit your exposure to products and ingredients that can wreak havoc on your endocrine system.
Read more about this series here.
Did you know that cleaning products aren't regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? It's true! The companies that manufacture cleaning products are held to no safety standard and no requirement for listing ingredients. When the Toxic Substance Control Act was passed in 1976, it grandfathered in thousands of unevaluated chemicals already in use. Because of this, there are still thousands of chemicals in cleaning products that have never been tested for safety. All kinds of nasty ingredients could be lurking in your cleaning solutions, and you'd never know it!
Many commercial cleaners contain allergy-inducing substances, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and neurotoxins. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can wreak havoc on your cellular health, thyroid, reproductive system, and even mental clarity. Children, babies, and pets are even more vulnerable to chemical exposure because they can't eliminate toxins easily as adults. Most of these products can cause injury if mishandled and pose a threat to the environment. Yikes.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF A CLEANING PRODUCT IS HARMFUL?
One of the best ways to make your home a natural haven is to know what ingredients to avoid in your personal care and cleaning products. We're exposed to toxic chemicals every day, but you can reduce your exposure if you know what they are. Unfortunately, it's not enough to simply look for a "non-toxic" or "natural" claim on the label. The FDA doesn't regulate these claims, so you'll have to be a label sleuth and learn how to identify iffy ingredients yourself. In addition to these chemicals, you should look out for warnings and claims that might indicate a product is harmful to your health.
So what can you do? YL has this fantastic guide that will walk you through a deeper dive into turning "your home environment into a safe and healthy haven where you and your family can thrive."
Click the picture below to access the helpful guide, Home Cleaning Guide: How to Detox Your Home Naturally:
You are going to find that guide incredibly helpful! Enjoy!
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