After reading a few posts on this blog, and sending a bit of time on Skin Deep looking into the toxicity levels of the various beauty and body products we use, I'm deciding to make an effort to move towards less-toxic products. I've looked through all that same information before, blowing it off because, sure, several ingredients in my favorite blush/shampoo/lotion/etc might be linked to cancer and all sorts of other ugly, ugly things, but they can't be that bad, right?
But now I'm looking through it all again, and thinking about a Glamour article (September issue) I recently read about how many experts are starting to think that all the extra chemicals in our daily lives (our food, our skincare products, our plastics, etc) might be the reason for the incredible spike in autoimmune diseases in the past couple decades, and I think about the battle my brother fought with cancer and of all the other people we have known who have had to face that awful disease... and then I look at D and think about how I want to protect him from all that as much as I can.
I don't know how much of a difference any of it really makes. But I feel like I have to at least try. Try to eat organic, fresh foods as opposed to processed, try to choose brands that have a lower toxicity score, try to get into habits like not microwaving anything in a plastic container. It's not like these are difficult changes to make, and so it makes sense to me to do so for the potential benefit.