Environmental Toxins - How They May Be Hurting You And What You Can Do About It
In This Episode:
[00:22] Welcome Lara Adler to discuss environmental toxins.
[01:17] Learn more about Lara’s background and why she started studying toxins.
[07:13] What are some of the worst products on the toxicity scale?
[09:51] Where can you find phthalates and why are they so harmful?
[13:24] Indoor air quality has been found to be significantly worse than outdoor quality.
[16:10] Phthalates merge with house dust causing serious problems for your family and pets.
[19:14] Are air purifiers helpful?
[22:44] How can you find out more about the furniture you purchase?
[25:40] Why self-extinguishing cigarettes resulted in flame retardants in furniture materials.
[29:35] Ironically, flame retardants have never worked because the chemicals are not on the outside of the furniture.
[32:03] Which pillows are the best to purchase?
[34:46] Are there toxins in your food and cookware?
[36:48] Why lawsuits against chemical manufacturers are almost impossible.
[39:31] What should you be on the lookout for with your cookware?
[43:20] There are no requirements for manufacturers to disclose how their cookware products are made.
[46:55] Why carbon steel and glass are ideal.
[48:05] What sorts of things should we look out for in personal care products?
[53:19] Connect with Lara.
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