You buy organic vegetables, choose free-range eggs, and avoid any chemical sweeteners or colors. But is your home as clean as your diet? From candles and deodorants, to air fresheners and toothpaste, every room in your house probably contains some kind of toxin. Clean house now, with this easy home makeover that swaps harmful products with safe, natural alternatives.
Whatever your source, it probably contains toxins. Tap water is usually laced with fluoride and chlorine, and may contain lead, aluminum, arsenic, pharmaceutical residues, and other toxins. You’re not necessarily better off with bottled water: some are simply packaged tap water, not spring water. Hard water bottles—the kind you refill at the grocery store or from a water supply company—are generally made of polycarbonate, which contains BPA (bisphenol-A), a type of endocrine disruptor that interferes with the normal functioning of the endocrine system and can increase the risk of certain cancers. And flexible plastic bottles contain endocrine disruptors as well.