Steps we can take to Protect Ourselves from Chemical Toxicity

While government and industry are working towards fundamental policy and testing changes, such changes take years to implement. In the meantime, what steps can the individual take to protect themselves? Knowledge is the key. There are a number of resources available on the web to help you identify toxins and symptoms.

The Environmental Working Group Human Toxome Project Database

The Environmental Working Group  Human Toxome Project, is a research project that seeks to map out the  human toxome and determine the full scope of industrial pollution in humanity.  The EWG offers the public a searchable database to assist the public to find out about health effects of toxins found in everyday products and how they affect your health. Their constantly growing database is broken up into the following categories:

(Source: EWG Human Toxome Project page)

Know where Toxins are Lurking: Avoid these Products

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the United States. Their website has a wealth of information on chemical toxins.

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families infographic slideshow

Food Pesticides

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Cosmetics contain some of the Worst Offenders

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