water to prepare bottles for your baby, make sure to only use cold water. Some pipe systems may have lead in them, and hot water makes it easier for lead to leach into the water 😬. Using filtered water is a great option, but using cold tap water (that’s been running for at least 20 seconds) is a good option too! 🍼👶 Link in bio for more!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ ⁠
There are a ton of chemicals we come into contact with throughout the day in places you’d least expect it (like laptops). One simple tip to reduce your exposure to chemicals: wash your hands more! We recommend washing your hands before eating or snacking, after your commute to work/home, and after you go to the gym. Although shouldn’t you be doing this anyway? 🧐⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ ⁣
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Knowing what to do with old electronics can feel super confusing sometimes. If properly disposed or recycled, the metals in electronic waste can be salvaged and reclaimed. Yay for recycling ♻️! However, e-waste can contain nasty toxics that can harm human health. If improperly disposed, it can end up in landfills halfway around the world, or worse, in the hands of a child worker collecting scrap metal 😢. ⁣ ⁣ Make sure your old electronics gets into the right hands! Our number one tip for safely disposing e-waste is to use an established trade-in program. Many companies (including @apple, @target, @walmart, @bestbuy, and @samsungmobile) even offer cash back or gift cards for your old phone- cha-ching 💰! Check out the link in bio for more tips! ⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #becausehealth #nontoxic #nontoxicliving #green #reduce #reuse #recycle #recycling #iphone #sustainability #electronic #waste #global #chemical #cashback #tradein #upcycle #eco #rethink #repurpose ⁣
But, before you pick out the perfect shade for this season and your trip to the beach this weekend, check out our tips for finding healthier nail polishes, that still sparkle and shine. Big tip: search for brands that are 3-free meaning they don't contain three of the common culprits in nail polish like formaldehyde (yep, that one from high school science classes to preserve things for dissection), toluene and dibutyl phthalate.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀
We know it feels like you have to be productive all day, but electronics like computers, keyboards, and tv's are often covered in flame retardants so they don't overheat and catch fire. But, it also means we are touching computers covered in chemicals then eating food and accidentally getting those chemicals in our mouths. So, wash your hands, and take a few minutes away from your computer to eat your lunch. You might even feel more refreshed after lunch or meet someone new.
But that's not the only reason we try to avoid plastic. They also end up in water ways and start breaking down into tinier plastic pieces, which fish and other animals think look like food. That means that plastic is also affecting sea creatures, and can affect the seafood we choose to eat. When you can, try to avoid plastic and always make sure you are disposing of it properly. Also, look for sustainable seafood sources. 📷 : @natgeo .

You can diffuse them, they help people de-stress, they are in cleaning supplies, some even have antibacterial properties. No wonder they are literally everywhere these days.

So first off, what are they? Essential oils are what make certain plants and fruits smell the way they do. Those little bottles we are used to seeing them in now is what happens after they have been carefully extracted from the plant and bottled. It's important to realize that it can take hundreds of pounds the real life plants to get enough essential oil to fill those little brown bottles we are so used to seeing. So, basically, that means essential oils are super strong.

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