When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: healthy food, workout clothes, etc. But becoming the healthiest version of yourself also means throwing away stuff—and I'm not just talking about the junk food!
Old Plastic Containers: Go for Glass!
Go through your collection of food-storage containers and toss anything made of plastic, especially ones marked with a 7 or “pc” (stands for polycarbonate).
These containers may contain BPA. Multiple trips through the dishwasher can up leeching of the chemical!
Air Fresheners: Try Candles!
Though many companies are beginning to stop using the chemical phthalates, most current fresheners (solids, sprays, and plug-ins) still contain it, which in large doses may have harmful effects on reproduction.
Antibacterial Soap: Go Natural
Antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing bacteria than the regular stuff—and they may not be safe. Triclosan, the active ingredient in antibacterial cleansers, has been shown to alter hormone regulation in animals, and there's also the possibility of becoming immune to antibiotics.
Try these DIY soaps: