Mindfulness is the key here. Making healthy habits help. For example, we opt for emailed receipts rather than the plastic coated ones typically offered.
The short answer is YES. Absolutely. There are links to articles under the page "Informative Articles & Info" on this site. If you'd like to discuss nutrition further, contact a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist. Our suggestion is: https://nutrolution.com
Fabrics and materials ABSOLUTELY affect your health! Materials treated with flame retardant chemicals have been linked to Celiac Disease in boys. Additionally, the chemicals used to make items non-stick (think cookware) have been linked to causing Celiac Disease in girls. (Find out more on our page labeled "Important Articles & Info".) Try your best to use natural organic fabrics and non-treated materials and cookware.
Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company's products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly. And it's legal folks! Many companies claim to be "plant based," but consumer products are widely unregulated for labels, so most ingredients lists are either omitting whole items (because it's less than 50% of the concentration) or refer you to their website altogether. This then creates a barrier between marketing on the label and the ingredients actually contained in the product. Again, many companies claim to be "plant based" so they can sell to customers who are becoming more aware of the products they buy and their affects, but please, please remember the 50% rule. We feel even 1% petroleum in a product is a big deal. To the FDA, however, it's considered a PASS for plant based. Unbelievable, right?
This is an unfortunate reality folks. If you've had an opportunity to travel outside of the US, you've likely noticed that even products MADE in the US are held to higher standards when sold in foreign countries. Bottom line: Know your products and understand what is in them.
We've always trusted the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Their database to search for chemicals and products can be found at www.EWG.com/skindeep