PROTECT Yourself: Keeping Harmful Chemicals Out of Your Life

Today there are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market, many with known or suspected health effects.

Chemicals are released into the environment in the manufacture and use of many products, which then enter our bodies through air, water, food and skin. We are all exposed to various toxic chemicals in our everyday lives, but there are ways to limit that exposure. Here we provide some information on how to adjust your eating, living and purchasing habits to succeed in that goal.

Get in the habit of reading labels and learn about how chemicals affect our health. Basic principles of environmental health and toxicology are presented in the free e-book, A Small Dose of Toxicology. More about all issues mentioned here can be found on the Environmental Working Group’s website.

Find out more about harmful chemicals in:

Food Storage Containers and Cookware
Food and Drinks
Personal Care Products
Detergents
Clothing

Cleaning Products
Your Home
Indoor Air Quality
Your Yard and Garden
Thermal Receipts
Children’s Toys and Products

Learn how you can take action to promote healthy communities:

Make a Plan — Take Action

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