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What steps do you take to avoid environmental toxins?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Do you avoid bottled water or use only BPA free bottles?

Do you walk wide circles around smokers?

Do you buy strict organic, with care to the runoff near the farm?

Do you cook only in cast-iron instead of Teflon?

Flouride free toothpaste?

Laureth Sulfate free soap?

What steps/changes have you made to avoid poisons outside of processed foods?

What environmental poisons are like BpA that we all should be sensitive about?

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

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on September 17, 2012
at 07:21 AM

How do you make your pomade?

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 27, 2011
at 09:17 PM

How do you filter it?

9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

(341)

on May 27, 2011
at 09:15 PM

You can make it yourself, much cheaper in the long run, and just as good. It's really the *act* of flossing and brushing that cleans teeth, not the toothpaste. http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/08/going-fluoride-free.html and http://www.tammysrecipes.com/homemade_toothpaste

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on December 30, 2010
at 11:54 PM

Where do you get fluoride-free/glycerin-free toothpaste?

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

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on November 15, 2010
at 05:16 PM

hmm it never occurred to me to not use my plastic cutting board. I also have a wood one..ok...that's is good idea.

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on September 19, 2010
at 12:13 AM

In regards to the cell phone, I was thinking about dropping some money on one of these https://www.pongresearch.com/Default.aspx

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(2764)

on September 18, 2010
at 05:55 PM

I'd give a lot to see your little smoking play acted out! :-)

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on September 15, 2010
at 04:31 PM

Lol, I want a messenger hawk!

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on September 15, 2010
at 11:07 PM

-I have always only cooked in cast iron and all of my cutting boards are wooden.

-I only drink my own well water.

-Not only do I avoid smokers, I won't make eye contact, LOL. When the mood stikes me, I even have a wee drama that I enact for them wherein I drag my brood of children away whilst coughing and exclaiming "Dear Cthulhu, how awfull! Kids, hold your breath!" Just to irritate/draw attention to said smokers as much as possible. (my children think it's hysterical and play it to the max) ;p

-Shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, and soap free, me. ;)

-I clean my entire house with only a broom, white vinegar, and baking soda (and a lot of scrubbing!) The one exception is that I do keep a bottle of old fashioned Lysol for sick-room applications.

These are not environmental toxins, but, I have also tried to eliminate caffeine, aspartame, NSAIDS, analgesics, etc, to try to give my poor liver a break.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on September 18, 2010
at 05:55 PM

I'd give a lot to see your little smoking play acted out! :-)

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on November 15, 2010
at 05:16 PM

hmm it never occurred to me to not use my plastic cutting board. I also have a wood one..ok...that's is good idea.

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on September 15, 2010
at 04:07 PM

-Replaced my plastic cutting board with a wooden one

-Bought a good HEPA vacuum to gather dust that may accumulate toxins from my low quality Walmart furniture (although I haven't vacuumed in several months)

-Bought an air purifier because I live next to a highway

-About to buy stainless steel bowls to carry my lunch in (maybe a Bento box?)

-Ditched my radiation-emitting smartphone in favor of messenger hawk

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 15, 2010
at 04:31 PM

Lol, I want a messenger hawk!

Ae011d9f1c8654ea66854ca2a977c397

(1165)

on September 19, 2010
at 12:13 AM

In regards to the cell phone, I was thinking about dropping some money on one of these https://www.pongresearch.com/Default.aspx

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on May 27, 2011
at 09:33 PM

Yes to all of the ones you listed. Plus made my own pomade and had an air filter for my apartment when I lived in Los Angeles

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on September 17, 2012
at 07:21 AM

How do you make your pomade?

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on May 27, 2011
at 09:29 PM

  • Shampoo free, ultra-natural oil based conditioner or ACV
  • Dr.Bronner's for soap, laundry, general cleaning
  • Crystal deodorant stick, although I do still use Tom's of Maine deodorant some days
  • Almost all food organic, all meats pastured, most local
  • Fluoride free toothpaste
  • Replaced plastic food containers/water bottle with glass
  • Have tried to reduce dependence on artificial lighting, replaced several lightbulbs with low wattage amber bulbs
  • Went off the pill and switched to copper IUD, organic cotton tampons, and then to a silicone menstrual cup

I don't avoid processed food completely, but have limited it significantly.

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on May 27, 2011
at 09:27 PM

An incomplete list:

  • Avoid plastic as much as possible. Use a stainless steel water bottle, glass containers for food, etc.
  • Cook a lot in bare cast iron.
  • No shampoo, sunscreen, moisturizer, soap, lotion, chapstick, shaving cream, toothpaste, or anything like that.
  • Use a detergent labeled "all natural ingredients". I've tried washing my clothes without detergent and it didn't work. No idea what this detergent is made out of, but at least they make an effort to make it out of harmless chemicals.
  • Be outside in the "wild" as much as I can. Spend as little time as feasible sitting in front of a computer, in a building, in a car, or whatever.
  • Only drink well water.

None of this is limiting either. It's more liberating than anything else. Healthy too.

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9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

on May 27, 2011
at 09:12 PM

  • I only drink out of glass, boiled and filtered tap water
  • I substitute toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, lotion with various oils and baking soda
  • The cats get pine pellet litter
  • I clean around the house with a vacuum, vinegar and baking soda
  • All detergents replaced with castille soap, borax and washing powder
  • At night when I sleep, my phone is off and at the other end of the house
  • Cloth menstrual pads (disposable ones are treated with chlorine, tampon fibres get left behind up there)
  • All food organic, local if possible

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on May 27, 2011
at 07:19 PM

Sodium lauryl sulfate free soap, shampoo, toothpaste.

Ceramic coffee cup.

Filters for water and shower.

I wrote about this a few months ago and there may be some tidbits that you'll find helpful... "Get off the Plastic Bottle"

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on September 21, 2010
at 12:30 AM

  • I generally don't drink out of plastic anything. I use a Mason Jar at work.
  • Fluoride and Glycerin Free Toothpaste
  • Water filter that gets Fluoride, Pharmaceuticals, etc out of my water
  • Obviously, no processed foods - I also buy only pastured animals.

While I do these things at home I am not crazy about them. When I eat out I pay less attention. You body has an amazing ability to detoxify as long as its not doing so all day, every day.

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on December 30, 2010
at 11:54 PM

Where do you get fluoride-free/glycerin-free toothpaste?

9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

(341)

on May 27, 2011
at 09:15 PM

You can make it yourself, much cheaper in the long run, and just as good. It's really the *act* of flossing and brushing that cleans teeth, not the toothpaste. http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/08/going-fluoride-free.html and http://www.tammysrecipes.com/homemade_toothpaste

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on September 19, 2010
at 09:17 AM

Avoid unfiltered tap water. It can be full of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and other dangerous substances.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 27, 2011
at 09:17 PM

How do you filter it?

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5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on September 18, 2010
at 06:00 PM

I use a Klean Kanteen for water (I don't even accept "free" plastic-encased water), I'm mostly shampoo-less and soap-less and tooth paste-less.

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