Here's a follow up to my last entry on pollutants in young girls
. The study I summed up contains a chart at the end with "Exposure Sources" for the various pollutants studied. Here they are, in list form:
Soy products, industrial and personal product additives, soft plastic, especially PVC as sometimes present in plastic wrap, vinyl flooring, adhesives, shampoo, scents, lotion, soaps, cosmetics, insect repellant, plastic, caulk, polycarbonate containers and coatings (cans, cups), dental sealant, sunscreen, microbicide in cleaning fluids, herbicides, mothballs, fungicide, and detergent surfactant.
We cannot completely rid ourselves of exposure to all of these, but here are a few simple steps you can take to limit your exposure: use natural products--Tom's of Maine deodorant and toothpaste, natural shampoos and soaps, avoid soy products unless fermented, don't use fungicides and herbicides (garden and buy organic), drink from and store your fluids and foods in stainless steel or glass, not plastic, use wax paper bags instead of plastic, don't buy canned foods unless you are certain the cans are not coated in plastic (most are!). Health is naturally occurring; by taking the steps above you avoid throwing a monkey wrench into the miraculous machinery of your body! Here's the Link to the study again.