Why Toxic-Free? What we put on our body, in our body and what is around our body impacts our health. Common products that we use everyday contain hundreds of chemicals that affect our health in many ways to include disrupting our hormones, creating inflammation, and lowering our resistance to disease. Your “every day” products are your worst offenders. These are ones that give you a small dose every day and have a compounding effect; that you barely notice is happening.
As a patient in our office, your health is our priority. Health is not just the absence of pain or disease. We want you to function at your 100% and want you to have the information and tools to make the best choice for you and your family. The awareness of toxic chemicals in our homes is growing. Just as second-hand smoke, an environmental toxin that we inhale made headlines; toxins from products we absorb are being exposed.
As consumers, we have a choice with every purchase. It is easier than you think to REMOVE and REPLACE these toxic products with safer alternatives.
REMOVE products that you use every day that contain dangerous chemicals. Many of these items are too toxic to throw away in your trash. In fact, many local government sites offer household hazardous waste recycling programs to collect them. See the Additional Resources section below for government links.
Removing personal items from your home can be a challenge for many reasons: (1) your parents used them and you never questioned it, (2) you love the smells, or (3) you enjoy the results without considering the risks. If you do not know where to start, check out the Top Tips for Safer Products with information on product types and ingredients to avoid. Most people start with their bathroom and kitchen.
REPLACE toxic household and personal care products with toxic-free versions. Go Beyond Natural is a trusted online store that verifies each product as toxic-free and safe for you and your family. They offer free consumer accounts and the prices are the same, if not cheaper than going to a health store. They also offer free shipping on orders over $100. Buy whatever you want, whenever you want. They are a company with a cause that we fully stand behind. If you choose to create your free account through our online store, we want to Thank You! The rewards go back into our business so that we can continue to help others. Let us know when you do and we will give you a free toxic-free hand sanitizer (travel size) next time you are in the office! If you choose not to, than make sure to do your research and replace your toxic products with safe alternatives.
You can’t control everything but you can control and create an affordable toxic-free environment for you and your family.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact our office.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) – a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Two great databases to rate the products you currently use are Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and The Guide to Healthy Cleaning.
Scottsdale Residents, did you know that residential utility customers may use the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Home Collection Program three times per calendar year at no charge? The costs are already included in your garbage rates. This program is for residential utility customers only. They will pick up items such as toxic cleaners and spot removals, oven cleaners, bleaches, drain cleaners, pesticides, weed killers and herbicides. Click here for details and a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items.