2. Phthalates


Phthalates are chemicals used to make many household products and supplies that you use every day, which makes them essentially impossible to avoid. Here’s the issue, phthalates have been known to cause birth defects among other adverse effects. Another issue is that most products don’t legally have to label is they contain any phthalates, so you won’t be able to tell without extensive and expensive laboratory testing. A good rule to go by is to just try and eliminate as many of them out of your life as possible, by avoiding plastics and anything containing “fragrance”.