Podcast #42: Toxic Chemicals Hiding In Everyday Products

August 1, 2018

Health and wellness are not merely about diet and exercise, but also about limiting our exposure to toxic chemicals.

For the past two decades, toxic chemicals have been added to everything from make-up, household cleaning supplies, clothing, pots, pans, building materials, mattresses, and even perfume. And scientific studies are now showing us that chemicals found in a wide array of household goods are more toxic than we thought.

Today's podcast is devoted to unveiling the most common toxic chemicals that could unknowingly be harming your health and how to avoid them.

We will also discuss chemical toxicants that can induce autoimmune disease and the potential for environmental substances to worsen an autoimmune condition.

Toxic Chemicals cited:

Phthalates

Perchloroethylene (PERC)

Triclosan

Asbestos

(Learn more about Mesothelioma at Mesothelioma.net)

Book cited:

Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour

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Resources cited:

Environmental Working Group's Guide to Household Cleaners

Environmental Working Group's Cosmetics Guide

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253732/

http://www.ehso.com/cssasbestos/asbestosfoundwhere.htm#fA0E6ZFSrAQrgdIA.99

http://www.ehso.com/cssasbestos/

https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners#.WzqjWdhKjUJ

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27079661 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27062102

https://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm128250.htm

https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners#.WzqjWdhKjUJ

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4050989/

http://kleanupkraft.org/data-summary.pdf

https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/CHAP-REPORT-With-Appendices.pdf

https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/ingredients/ucm128250.htm

https://www.forceofnatureclean.com/chemical-free-living-perchloroethylene/

 

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2 thoughts on “Podcast #42: Toxic Chemicals Hiding In Everyday Products

  1. Thank you so much for this episode! I had no idea the toothpaste my husband and I have been using for years (Colgate Total) contains triclosan. We’ve tossed the tube and switched to a much healthier option. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I’m so grateful! The work you’re doing is so valuable. Many thanks!!

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