Take charge of your ability to lower health risks from environmental toxins by facing inconvenient truths and learning to make smart choices.
Step 1: Identify exposure Identify your primary exposure sources to environmental toxins, then commit to reducing exposure to lower or escape the associated health risk.
Step 2: Eat naturally grown food Eat naturally grown or organic foods and avoid foods processed with chemicals, as well as artificial sweeteners, MSG, and other food additives.
Step 3: Use water filters Use water filters in your home to screen pollutants like arsenic, lead, and pesticides, which often appear in water.
TIP: Install water filters on all home faucets, including tubs and showers.
Step 4: Use chemical-free personal care products Use chemical-free personal care products to avoid absorption of toxins into the body.
TIP: Read product labels to identify toxic ingredients.
Step 5: Use natural cleaning products Use natural cleaning products to clean your home to avoid indoor pollution and to preserve air quality.
Step 6: Clean house regularly Clean house regularly to keep your home free from toxins embedded in dust, fabrics, and surfaces. Now, pat yourself on the back for taking important steps to reduce your health risks from environmental toxins.
FACT: Golf courses in the U.S. apply an average of 7 pounds of pesticide per acre each year.