Synonyms from the Oxford dictionary for the word TOXIC: poisonous, venomous, virulent, noxious, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, malignant, injurious, pestilential, pernicious, environmentally unfriendly, fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal, death-dealing.
Avoiding toxic products is all that I think about nowadays and the more and more research I do into the products we expose ourselves to the more I strive to find alternatives for myself, my hubby and our 3 girls.
The lifestyle I have chosen for myself is grounded in toxic-free and healthy choices based on research and scientific evidence and less about convenience and what the majority of consumers find easy. My first step on the journey was to remove/ reduce the plastics from our lives. We use ceramic, glass and stainless steel in the kitchen, no more plastic cups, bowls or plates.
Much to my husbands disgust I got rid of ALL the tupperware that I had collected and spent SOOOO much money on over the years. (he was only disgusted because of the waste of money, not the fact that it was all going).
We all use stainless steel drink bottles when out and about which not only reduces the single use plastics but it also removes the exposure to phthalates from plastic drink bottles.
I was a little concerned about our girls breaking all my glasses within in the first week of our change from no plastics. The kids are 4 1/2, 3 and 18months. Surprisingly only a couple of breaks have occurred and they were genuine accidents. No worries about going glass at all.