Getting away from phthalates: a difficult but doable job
- Go for fresh food – Opt for food and beverages that are fresh; that way, you know that it has not come in contact with any phthalate-exposed containers. If you have to store food, avoid using plastic containers.
- Free yourself from fragrances – Phthalates are one of the main components of fragrances. Look for phthalate-free or fragrance-free options. This also applies to cleaning supplies.
- Avoid PVCs and go green – Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most common materials today – almost every furniture and equipment is made with it. PVCs are also a source of phthalates. Look for PVC-free products – wood and cotton are good alternatives.