According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 93% of americans have a detectable amount of BPA in their bodies.
Vinyl shower curtains – contain phthalates and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). WHAT YOU CAN DO: look for PVC-free vinyl, polyester or other fabric curtains.
Oil-based paints – “contain VOC’s in paints it has been linked to headaches, nausea, respiratory irritation, decreased fertility, and damage to the liver, kidney and central nervous system” says Ted Schettler, M.D. WHAT YOU CAN DO: use low-VOC or VOC free paint, and open windows when painting.
What are VOC’s?– says the EPA: “VOC’s are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOC’s include a varitey of chemicals, some of which may have short – and long term adverse health effects”.
Antibacterial products – contain: triclosan. WHAT YOU CAN DO: stick with plain soap and water to clean hands. It kills just as many germs and is more eco-friendly.