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15 Household Items That Are Toxic for the Earth and Your Health

Mom.me Logo By Madeline Holler of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 15: Most of us are working at least a little bit harder for healthier lives and a better planet. But our daily lives are filled with items — cleaners, furniture, cookware — that are toxic to both us and the Earth. Reconsider whether you need these items. Alternatives might not be as convenient, but global warming and health problems aren't convenient either. Take, for example, nonstick cookware. To get the nonstick effect, manufacturers use chemicals that put us at a higher risk for cancer and other health issues.

15 household items that are toxic for the Earth and your health

Most of us are working at least a little bit harder for healthier lives and a better planet. But our daily lives are filled with items — cleaners, furniture, cookware — that are toxic to both us and the Earth. Reconsider whether you need these items. Alternatives might not be as convenient, but global warming and health problems aren't convenient either. 

Take, for example, nonstick cookware. To get the nonstick effect, manufacturers use chemicals that put us at a higher risk for cancer and other health issues.

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