12 Ways To Reduce Your Exposure To Toxins For Free

  1. Grow your own fruits in vegetables in an organic garden. Anyone can do this!
  2. To reduce PFC exposure, don’t buy wrinkle free clothes & iron.
  3. Leave dry cleaned clothes in the garage unwrapped for a couple of days.
  4. Let your mattress air out when changing sheets.
  5. Open your windows to air out your house.
  6. Avoid antiperspirant in cooler months or when not at work. Consider making your own deodorant or buying a natural deodorant. 
  7. Trade table salt for sea salt.
  8. Try not to use PTFE lined pans, but if you do, heat on low.
  9. Don’t use plastic in the microwave, use glass instead or heat food on the stove.
  10. Store your food in glass containers rather than plastic containers.
  11. Pull your weeds by hand or use vinegar, don’t use herbicides.
  12. Use natural methods to kill bugs rather than using poison. Check out these posts for tips:


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  1. Lindsay says:

    Great tips to be thinking about!

  2. Liberty says:

    could just get rid of the microwave altogether!
    we don’t miss it at all!

    • Rene says:

      I have seriously considered that. I just haven’t made the leap to getting rid of it altogether. I am not sure how to reheat rice dishes without the microwave. But, other than that I don’t use it. (-:

  3. 'Becca says:

    This is a great reminder that reducing toxins in our lives is not just a luxury for rich people!

    Do you know about reusable feminine hygiene products? They are awesome in many ways, one of which is protecting you from dioxin and other chemicals found in disposable products–and after a few months’ use, they’ll save you money compared to disposables.

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