Steps to less chemistry in your everyday life

We are all exposed to many different chemicals from many different sources in our daily lives - and in modern society we cannot avoid this exposure. However, it is possible to limit the amount of exposure. The combination of different substances can be endocrine disrupting or otherwise harmful.

Even if the substances, individually, do not pose a risk in the quantities you are exposed to from each product. This is also known as the cocktail effect.

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Air out
Air out

The air inside can actually be more polluted than the air outside. Therefore, it is important to make sure the air is changed frequently. The Ministry of Environment recommends that you make sure to create windflow 2 x 5 minutes every day. For example, you can make a habit of airing out first thing in the morning and just before bed while you brush your teeth.

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Choose organic food
Choose organic food

If you choose organic food, you will generally avoid pesticide residues in your food. Other than that, very few additives are allowed in organic food. This means you can help reduce the negative impact on the environment, promote better animal welfare and reduce the intake of pesticide residues simply by choosing organic food.

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Ready-made meals
Ready-made meals

Avoid ready-made meals that are high in additives and coloring matters. Rule of thumb, many E-numbers = many undesirable substances.

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Turn off the electronics
Turn off the electronics

Are you one of those people who leave your computer on because you know you are going to use it again a few hours later? If so, then consider switching it off during the hours you are not using it. Turning off your electronics does not only save you money on your electricity bill and your carbon footprint. It also ensures a better indoor environment, as electronics in particular release chemicals into the environment when they're switched on.

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Your vegetables
Your vegetables

Rinse and wash your vegetables & rice in clean water to remove any chemical residues.

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Bottle it up
Bottle it up

Over 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute. That’s 1 million good reasons to bring your own reusable bottle.

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Avoid soft plastics
Avoid soft plastics

Avoid soft plastics, especially for children, that may contain endocrine disruptors.

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Clean frequently
Clean frequently

When you remove dust, your home is not just cleaner to look at - it is also healthier to be in. Cleaning is important because chemicals build up in dust. Be aware that vacuuming is not enough - dust should also be wiped once a week. If you have small children crawling around on the floor, this is extra important to pay attention to.

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