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Do You Microwave Your Plastic Containers?

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I used to. I’ve been known to throw them in the dishwasher, too. I’ve slathered my children with heavily fragranced shampoos and lotions. I’ve served my family tons of canned foods.

But over the past year, and particularly since I started working here, I’ve cut back on those habits, or eliminated them altogether. Read our story about the toxins that are all around us, and you may very well do the same.

One thing I really appreciate about this article is that it leaves you feeling empowered, not hopelessly terrified. Yes, toxic chemicals are lurking everywhere. But you can avoid them, as we outline for you in the piece. And you can speak out against dangerous chemicals being used in the products that we all come in contact with every single day. Major reform is underway, in the form of the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010, a bill that was introduced late last month. It’ll obviously take a long time to truly overhaul our current system, but until them, it’s comforting to know that you can make a difference in your own home.

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