22 endocrinologists on what products they use in their homes

Plastic in the microwave? Scented candles? Drinking tap water? Learn what the experts use in their own lives.

Deciding what household products and foods to buy is tricky.


There are thousands of products out there. Many do the exact same thing, or are nearly identical with slight nuance. But some products contain toxic compounds that can harm us or our children. Even the simple task of choosing a toothpaste can give us anxiety!

While this isn't the definitive Guide to Every Item You Should Ever Purchase (check out what our friends at EWG and Mamavation have compiled if you need that!), we sent a survey to 22 endocrinologists asking what they use in their homes.

These scientists know what ingredients are harmful to your health, and give some important pointers on things to avoid as you do your shopping.

Explore their answers to questions such as "do you buy organic produce?" and "do you buy scented products?" below.

Take what you learn as an opportunity to narrow down some of the choices out there.

Banner photo credit: whologwhy/flickr

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
From our Newsroom

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.