15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen (Page 6)

5. Skip the Synthetic Scents in Your Cleaners and Lotions

Choose those free of synthetic fragrance to avoid phthalates, a group of chemicals that may interfere with the body’s hormone systems. Even products labeled “unscented” may contain synthetic fragrance, so scan the ingredients list and look for the word “fragrance.” Often it’s synthetic. (Some manufacturers of safe natural products list natural fragrances this way, too, so if you’re in doubt, contact the company for more information.) Phthalates are also used to make soft, squishy plastics like those used to package foods, so try to make the bulk of your diet minimally processed fresh foods.

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