“Forever Chemicals”

PFAS are making headlines. Again. This controversial group of manufactured chemicals earned the nickname “forever chemicals” because they break down incredibly slowly. This allows them to be good materials to use to cause things such as food containers and products to hold up longer. It’s also used in virtually all non-stick, waterproof, and flame retardant materials. Very popular items in the last few decades. One problem with these chemicals breaking down so slowly is that this also allows them to accumulate. They build up in water, soil, animals, and in people over time. They’ve been around about 80+ years and, by now, they are ubiquitous. And research around PFAS is finally and continually exposing many serious concerns. Yet we are not powerless.

There is much we can do to minimize, limit, and mitigate our exposure. It will contribute to better immediate and future health for ourselves. It will help prepare a better future for the generations after us. It will help literally make the world a better place for all.

As always, around here we do not panic. Stress is even more toxic than PFAS. We make reasonable and sustainable changes. We do what we can, with what we’re able, and as it makes sense for us.

Small things add up. If all you can manage for now is dusting and vacuuming more regularly, I promise it’s making a difference.

More info on all of this and what you can do about it is in my new book, A Healthier Home. My favorite #alittlelesstoxic products are all linked on my website and I have tons of discounts there too. Sign up for my newsletter if you want the occasional email with discounts and helpful info.