Personal products can add a heavy toxic load on the body. A recent research shows that the accumulative burden of personal products, perfumes, air refreshers, pesticides (gardens and lawns), printing inks, and adhesive contribute to one-half of emitted VOCs (volatile organic compounds) (Stevens-Long & Bardell, 2018). This means that all the products we use in our daily life contribute the same amount of toxins as air pollution from automobiles.
Our daily products for face, body, home and garden can add up to a lot of chemicals. If you have not had much time to help your patients choose cleaner products, our best product list can be a great starting point.
Now that we have a little time on our hands, check out Dr. Bardell’s 2020 best personal care product list. We have outlined some of the best, cleanest, and most effective product lines.
- McDonald, B. C., de Gouw, J. A., Gilman, J. B., Jathar, S. H., Akherati, A., Cappa, C. D., … & Cui, Y. Y. (2018). Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions. Science, 359(6377), 760-764. Article
- Nazaroff, W. W., & Weschler, C. J. (2004). Cleaning products and air fresheners: exposure to primary and secondary air pollutants. Atmospheric Environment, 38(18), 2841-2865. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.02.040
- Stevens-Long, J., & Bardell, D. (2018). Living well dying well: A practical guide to choices, costs, and consequences. Fielding University Press: Santa Barbara, CA.
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We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
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