Endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products: some plastic bottles and containers, metal food can liners, preservatives, artificial colors, cosmetics, pesticides and toys.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones, they can be linked to brain, developmental, immune, reproductive health and cause other issues.
There are a few easy changes you can make immediately to limit your exposure:
If you are still using a plastic water bottle swap to either glass or stainless steel. Chemicals from plastic water bottles can leach into your drinking water. Glass or stainless steel are also more eco-friendly!
Stop using plastic in the microwave! Plastic containers may be convenient to store leftovers and then pop them in the microwave or take them to work but when plastic comes into close contact with food, potentially harmful chemicals leak into the meal. Use a glass container instead. Ditch the plastic wrap for a paper towel to cover food when reheating.
By using apps such as Think Dirty and Environmental Working Group you can shop smarter and purchase products without these chemicals.
Aim to make one small change every week!