How to Reduce Chemicals from Your Life

Apr, 18, 2019

Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of them. By making an environmental effort, you reduce the risk of a toxic cocktail effect (when the interaction of several chemicals may have an unpleasant health effect). Here are some of my tips for a simple and quick start to eliminating chemicals from your life.

  • Chemicals you may be exposed to daily:
  • Formaldehyde—Found in glue, nails polish, paints and much more
  • Benzene—Found in plastic, detergents, paints and smoke
  • Chlorine—Usually found in lots of laundry detergent and household cleaners
  • Phthalates—Found in shampoo, soap and plastics

Here are ways to reduce harmful chemicals from your daily life:

Fredrika Syren

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Hello there! My name is Fredrika and I’m a Sweden native living in San Diego, California with my husband James and our three children. I’m an environmental writer and have been sharing my family’s journey of living zero-waste since we shifted our lifestyle back in 2016.

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