Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment, usually manmade, that mimic, block or interfere with hormones in the body’s endocrine system. They’re found in a wide variety of consumer goods including carpets, cookware, household dust, fragranced products, furniture, paints, personal care products, plastics, pesticides, certain pharmaceuticals, and unfiltered drinking water (due to contamination).
I recently gave a TEDx talk in the Berkshires speaking about environmentally-induced illness and disease. Did you know that one quarter of all deaths worldwide could be prevented if we mitigated environmental exposures?
If you want to learn more about how exposures to endocrine-disrupting and other toxic chemicals in our everyday lives rob us of our health and wellbeing, then watch my full talk (we’ll post it here as soon as it’s ready!) In the meantime, here are five things I would urge you to start doing now to reduce your exposure to harmful substances:
Finding a safer bug repellent can be a real buzzkill. Conventional bug repellents often contain a combination of active ingredients that are listed on the label, and inert ingredients that are typically not labeled. In many cases chemicals linked to human and environmental harm are found included in these products. Thankfully, there are safer approaches to keep those bugs away. To help you navigate the chemical confusion, we’re identifying a few of the top ingredient offenders and exploring alternative options. As always, the best way to shop products that have been vetted for human and environmental health is to look for the MADE SAFE® seal—scroll to the bottom for MADE SAFE certified bug solutions.
This year for Earth Day, we are celebrating the incredible bounty of this planet we call home and the importance of caring for it. Our certification process, the MADE SAFE Banned ListSM, and the full Ecosystem Approach we employ, are a reflection of our dedication to being good stewards of the earth. At MADE SAFE, we are thankful for Earth’s rich resources – especially the plants and herbs that grow wild and can enrich the products we use daily.
This Earth Day 2021, we’re highlighting a few brands with MADE SAFE® certified goods that draw from these materials as a way to celebrate our connection to the earth. (more…)
2021: A brand new year to live a less toxic lifestyle. To start, we are kicking off the year with 10 ideas to begin this commitment right now. In your own home. We recommend starting this new year by picking one or two items that you can work toward immediately and then pace yourself in working toward the others.
Living a healthier lifestyle is not a quick fix. What matters most is taking consistent steps where you can and as you are able.
What would you give to protect your family, future generations, our water, our aquatic life, our planet?
At MADE SAFE we think about the ecosystem all-day, every day. Our rigorous 360-degree approach to vetting ingredients and materials takes into consideration the impact of a product’s components – not only on the humans who use the products, but also the impact on the environment and other creatures on this planet.
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Disclaimer: The Initial Look™ Evaluation and the Transformation Partners Program are separate and distinct from and not in any way associated with or related to the MADE SAFE® certification program. Participation in the Initial Look™ Evaluation and/or Transformation Partners Program does not entitle the participant to use the MADE SAFE® certification mark in any manner.