So, today, we are sharing 6 super easy things you can do that will help you limit your (and your family's) lead exposure. They are all super easy and require little to no money investment at all. Use a door mat and take your shoes off at the door. This is also a great excuse to get those cozy slippers you've been eyeing. Mop your floors. Okay, this is not super fun, but even just moping a couple times more a month than you normally do greatly reduces the amount of lead that just sort of collects in the dust around your home. Wipe down surfaces with a wet microfiber cloth. It catches more than a regular duster - we promise. Also, don't forget about the window sills. Use cold tap water instead of hot whenever you cook. Wash your hands. Just, like, always. But seriously, wash them after you do things outside and every time before you eat. Wash stuffed animals or pillows if you can.

This delicious kale stem pesto pasta with chickpeas from our friends over at @foodwastefeast. In addition to sharing this recipe with us (check out the link in our bio), Co-founder of @meimeiboston Mei Li taught us some tips for cooking with dried beans. Cooking with dried beans is easy, versatile, and can help cut down on the amount of BPA we come into contact with from cans. A win on every count. .
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Some of them revolve around cleaning supplies, but others are as simple as asking other parents to turn their cars off while they wait in the pickup line or becoming a shoe free facility. Check out the full list of tips through the link in bio.
But, instead of reaching for the bottle of bleach, we have some tips for keeping clothes looking fresh that are safer, healthier, and are probably things you already have on hand in your kitchen. No special products required! Instead of harsh chemicals that have been shown to be pretty bad for your health, try: 1. white vinegar 2. baking soda OR 3. Sunlight For an explanation of how these tips work, check out the full article on our site.
Find a shower curtain liner made of polyester or PEVA instead of PVC. In places that get hot and steamy (like a really wonderful shower) PVC releases toxic chemicals into the steam you breathe so deeply. You can pick up one made of polyester or PEVA easily online or in a bunch of stores. See the link in profile for our recommendations.
One super easy tip is to switch from body wash to bar soap. It cuts the plastic and often the phthalates and some funky fragrance chemicals. Plus, there are a bunch of brands making some pretty luxurious bar soap now (hey @Lushcosmetics, we're looking at you). You can even find great ones at your local drug store. So, whatcha waitin' for?
You know, those random slips of paper that end up crumpled at the bottom of your bag that are really only helpful if you need to get rid of that peice of gum you've been chewing on for two hours. Well, the easiest thing you can do is just say "nope, I don't need a receipt" next time you are checking out. By not touching it, you're lowering the amount of BPA you come in contact with in a day. Yep, #BPA, that stuff that you don't want in your water bottle or canned food, is also covering receipts. Saying no to receipts, and asking brands like @Target to switch to BPA free recitps, is greatly improving your health.
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