If you use a microwave, do you stand ten feet away when its on because of the radiation? Do you avoid using sponges at all cost because of germs? Do you avoid eating certain foods or produce if you don’t know for sure if its organic or not to avoid pesticides?
On this blog, I do write a great deal about toxic substances that are used in our day-to-day lives, but also want to keep it light and (hopefully) fun. Baring allergies, intolerance’s or illness you or your family members may have, sometimes we can get too caught up up in whats “deadly” .The question is, how do you find that balance once you become aware that certain habits you’re used to may not be healthy for you and your family?
My guess is you have to pick and choose whats most important to you. For me, its the use of artificial fragrances in personal and home care products because of my allergies (perfumes gives me migraines). Also, I avoid certain foods to a point.
Between news about what Sarah Palin is wearing and what the stocks are doing, there has been some headlines about the safety of our food (again), specifically chocolate candy. The Cheeseslave blog wrote a couple of great posts on this issue: Very Scary Halloween Candy
Personally, this scares the crap out of me given there has already been deaths associated with melamine. Its been quite a while since I’ve had mainstream chocolate, but my concern is for others and their children. Other people may not be that concerned however.
Other things people are concerned about may include, mattresses, clothing that isn’t organic, the use of plastics, cosmetics, cell phones, and much more.
How do you find your balance when it comes to keeping your and/or your family healthy and safe?