Tip Card: Out and About
Prevention starts in your everyday environments.
Read the tips below, then download the printable card to share with friends and family.
Tip 1: Protect yourself from the sun—and sunscreen
Sunscreens often contain small amounts of hormone-disrupting chemicals that are bad for us and aquatic life. Stay out of the sun during peak hours, cover up and look for a safer sunblock at www.safecosmetics.org/skindeep.
Tip 2: Make sure your water bottle is BPA-free
Avoid toxic bisphenol A, or BPA, which is in polycarbonate plastic reusable water bottles, and kick the bottled-water habit. Instead, get a non-toxic, reusable stainless steel bottle.
Tip 3: Avoid pesticides
It’s no surprise that weed and pest killers aren’t good for humans, either. Look for non-toxic alternatives such as vinegar, salt, soapy water and rubbing alcohol.
Tip 4: Take caution with EMFs
Wireless Internet and phone networks expose us to very low levels of non-ionizing radiation, also known as electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. Health risks are not yet well understood, but it's good to take precautions. Keep your computer in "sleep" mode and disable your wireless network when not in use. Don't keep your cell phone in your pocket, use a headset and, when possible, text instead of calling.