Chemicals associated with health risks can be found in makeup, drinking-water bottles, tuna and other common items. Learn how to minimize your exposure.
In your bathroom
Watch for parabens, para-dichlorobenzene and phthalates in your bathroom. The scary sounding toxics are commonly found in products you use everyday like toothpaste (parabens), air freshners (para-dichlorobenzene) and moisturizers (phthalates). Parabens and phthalates have been linked to increased estrogen levels in girls and women and para-dichlorobenze is thought of as a possible carcinogen.