If you use Oral-B Glide dental floss, you may want to switch brands!
Researchers from Silent Spring Institute and the Public Health Institute found that the floss has high concentrations of PFAS – which are chemicals that the US Environmental Protection Agency calls potentially toxic to humans!
Try switching to an all-natural brand, like Tom’s of Maine.
PARENTS: Your furniture might contain chemicals that are toxic to your children!
Duke University scientists found that children who lived in homes with vinyl floors had 15 times more benzyl butyl phthalates in their system – a harmful chemical that has been linked to asthma, wheezing and endocrine system disruption.
Not all sunscreens are created equal.
A study in JAMA Current found that potentially toxic ingredients in chemical sunscreens enter your bloodstream after just 1 day!
We recommend using chemical-free mineral sunscreen, like Supergoop.
Many common toxins can contribute to brain fog.
Plastics, for example, contain phthalates, polyvinyl chloride, and BPS (a cousin of BPA), all of which can cause brain fog.
We recommend switching out your plastic food containers for glass ones, which can also help you improve energy and focus in just three weeks.
Your toothbrush may be harmful!
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in toothpaste, stays in bristles – and has been linked to bacterial resistance. Colgate has now removed triclosan from its toothpaste. Will others?
The Environmental Working Group has identified 43 US cities that have drinking water contaminated with PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’.
When writers at Mic wanted to understand the effects of PFAS contamination, they sought the expert opinion of our founder, Elroy Vojdani, MD, IFMCP.
To support awareness we’d like to shine a light on toxins that hide in everyday products, such as candles, which can contain cancer-causing benzenes. We recommend beeswax candles scented with natural essential oils.