You’ve cleared your home of the bottles and cans that contain harmful BPA.
Your family is eating organic fruits and vegetables at every meal to avoid exposure to pesticides.
But have you swept your home clean of every harmful household product? Can you finally breathe a sigh of relief that your home is safe enough for the people you love most in the world?
If your home contains PVC flooring, your kids could be absorbing harmful chemicals.
Are you’re kids being exposed to these creepy chemicals?
Research in Sweden found that children’s bodies can absorb the phthalates found in PVC flooring materials. Phthalates have been linked to asthma, allergies, and other chronic diseases. And it turns out they can be absorbed through the skin.
A couple of the phthalates found in kids with PVC flooring in their bedrooms are related to DEHP and BBzP, both of which are banned for use in toys for small children.
This isn’t the first time that phthalates have come under fire. Phthalates are also hiding in plain sight in household air fresheners. And these creepy chemicals have been shown to negatively affect reproductive health.
The bottom line is they’re scary stuff, and they’re hard to get rid of.
Sure, it’s easy to toss a can of air freshener. But ripping up an entire floor is another story.
That’s why it’s important for us to know exactly what makes up the building materials used in our homes. We need to fight for full disclosure—and for bans on the harmful household products that have no place in our homes.
Ms. O’Brien has written for Nutrition & Healing, Healthier Talk and a variety of other natural and alternative health outlets. She believes in the power of natural medicine and her goal is to open people’s eyes to the benefits of alternative and integrative medicine.
Christine is passionate about helping people help themselves without having to turn to harsh drugs or invasive surgeries.
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