Every day we are exposed to EDCs. Therefore it is vital to minimize this exposure as much as possible.
Five easy ways to reduce your exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
- Eat food produced without pesticides (certified organic) when possible;
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to or use of chemicals, particularly garden and indoor pesticides;
- Minimise the use of personal care and cosmetic products containing hazardous chemicals, especially during and before pregnancy.
- Look at labels to avoid certain chemicals linked to hormone disruption
- Keep rooms well aired and vacuum clean and dust regularly to remove chemicals that can be found indoors, including in dust.
- Write to national/local government to urge for stricter regulations on hormone disrupters
- Use your ‘Right to Know’ and request information on hazardous chemicals in products
- Ask your local authority or school what pesticides they spray in public places, parks and school grounds
- Request that schools use environmentally friendly cleaners and renovation material for decoration works.
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