How to Detoxify Your Home Part 1

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PFOA  (pentadecafluorooctanoic acid), PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) have all been linked to cancer and hormone disruption. Some of these chemicals do not break down they are with us forever. They are in the air our families breathe, our food, our homes and our workplaces. Major lawsuits have been won against the manufacturers using these chemicals in other countries and some companies in the U.S. have been forced to phase out their use in the next decade. They are found in:

* Non-stick pans (brands such as Teflon, Dupont, T-Fal, Silverstone)*
* Stain-resistant clothes
* GORE-TEX
* Microwave popcorn bags
* Fast food containers
* Fire fighting foam
* Candy wrappers
* Pizza boxes

The solution to saving your family? Remove your non-stick pans and buy stainless steel or cast iron ones that require elbow grease to keep clean. Many of you believe that if their non-stick pan is not scratched, it’s safe. Not true. Toxic cancer-causing fumes are released into the air when the pan is heated at high temperatures. We will add more tips to the next issue of HomeFront.

Aoife

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