Tip Card: Home
Prevention starts at home.
Read the tips below, then download the printable card to share with friends and family.
Tip 1: Avoid canned foods
The lining in canned foods contains toxic bisphenol A, or BPA, which leaches into food and then into us. Choose fresh and frozen over canned foods.
Tip 2: Know your plastics
Avoid plastics that contain hormone-disrupting phthalates, especially polyvinyl chloride, or PVC (usually recycling code 3). Avoid clear, shatter-proof plastic that contains BPA (usually code 7). Safer plastics are coded 1, 2, 4 and 5. The safest options are stainless steel, glass and ceramic.
Tip 3: Keep plastic out of the microwave
Even "microwave safe" plastic can leach chemicals into your food when heated, so choose glass or ceramic containers and cover your food with a ceramic plate or an unbleached paper towel instead of plastic wrap.
Tip 4: Use non-toxic cleaning products
Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals. Seek out non-toxic alternatives or make your own. Try baking soda for scouring and vinegar for cleaning glass.
Tip 5: Eat hormone-free meat and dairy
Choose hormone-free beef and dairy to avoid consuming the residue of livestock growth hormones.