We are constantly being exposed to toxins in our daily life and our bodies can struggle to cope. This can cause ‘dis-ease’ conditions to manifest within our bodies.
Take back your power and become aware of the places you can control your exposure, and that of your family, to these harmful toxins.
Top toxic chemicals in the home!
Here are the 10 chemicals EWG urges the EPA to thoroughly review and regulate as soon as possible:
- Asbestos – The cancer-causing substance is still found in automobile brake pads and clutches, vinyl tiles, and roofing materials. While some uses have been banned since 1989, no new risk assessment is scheduled.
- PERC – This probable carcinogen appears in dry-cleaning fluid, spot removers and water repellents.
- Phthalates – These chemicals are linked to early puberty in girls and other reproductive harms. They show up in PVC plastic, toys and plastic wrap.
- BPA – This carcinogen is linked to infertility, developmental risks and diabetes. BPA is used in food cans and other food containers, as well as cash register receipts.
- Chlorinated phosphate fire retardants – These chemicals turn up in upholstered furniture, foam cushions, baby car seats and insulation. They are linked to possible nerve and brain damage.
- TBBPA and related chemicals – This potential carcinogen and endocrine disruptor is seen in electronics, auto parts and appliances.
- Brominated phthalate fire retardants – These chemicals are linked to developmental toxicity, and appear in polyurethane foam for furniture and baby products.
- 1-Bromopropane – This probable carcinogen is used in aerosol cleaners and adhesives, and is linked to reproductive harm.
- DEHA – This probable carcinogen is found in plastic wrap and PVC plastic. It is also linked to developmental toxicity.
- P-dichlorobenzene – This probable carcinogen is detected in moth balls and deodorant blocks. It is linked to liver and nerve damage.