Harmful chemicals are everywhere. They contaminate our food, water, personal care products, cosmetics and pet toys. These everyday chemicals, including organophosphates, obesogens, flame retardants and phthalates, can also be found in plastics, furniture, food wrap, cookware, cans, carpets, shower curtains, electronics, cleaning products, canned foods and even in sales receipts. They are pretty much everywhere around us. Air we breathe, water we drink, foods we eat and products we use every day can all be affected.
The challenge today is that unless you have a chemistry background or PHD in toxicology, it’s virtually impossible to navigate through the thousands of ingredients to discern which ingredients or chemicals are toxic or harmful. An even bigger concern is that the FDA has no set standard, nor does it regulate products using organic, natural, non-toxic words when it comes to personal care products, household cleaners, or pet foods or toys. Furthermore, products that are labeled “Natural” can still be processed with harmful chemicals. Products labeled “Non-toxic” simply means that less than 50% of animal test subjects were fatally harmed after being exposed to the product or chemicals used.