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Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home

Learn what’s contaminating the air you breathe and food you eat, and healthy alternatives.


Forget spring cleaning; it’s never too early (or too late!) to detox your home of items containing harmful chemicals.  These items could potentially be contaminating the air you breathe and food you eat while simultaneously putting your health at risk.

Somewhere on the order of 70,000 different chemicals have been identified as toxic, and yet the FDA has banned only a fraction of a percent of those. Why? Thank the powerful industry lobbyists that make huge donations to dysfunctional American politicians.

Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home

So do yourself, and your loved ones, a favor – read up and clean up!

Here is a list of 10 items that you should get rid of; and if the act of throwing things away makes you want to simply give up, we have provided healthier alternatives to help you avoid the feeling as though you have just been robbed!

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 5 Comments

  1. Claire Martinez

    Pesticides are so bad for our children. They made a study about how much pesticides children had inside their body and it was unbelievable. 🙁

  2. It’s amazing that it’s legal to sell products that cause cancer. I mean, with cigarettes everyone knows… but this?!

  3. Jen Spillane

    This is a great overall guide with suggestions to boot! Love it!

  4. Good tips on what to eliminate for a healthier, less toxic home. And really, bottled water is so passe, especially since it's so well known about the plastic leaching and the plastic bottle pollution issue.

  5. Excellent tips on what toxic products to eliminate – that you may not even know were toxic – plus suggestions for non-toxic alternatives.

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