5 EASY Tips to Reduce Chemical Exposure
These are super easy changes we will be making in our home to reduce our chemical exposure outlined in this interview with Dr. Leo Trasande (more information and details in the video).
Avoid commercially canned foods (even if the label reads BPA free).
Skip the thermal-coated receipt.
Don’t microwave plastic.
Eat organic foods.
Open windows to circulate air.
More can be found in his recent book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It.
In addition to these steps, we rotate our Molekule air purifier throughout the rooms on our home to break down VOCs, bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants at a molecular level.
Our primary reason for choosing the Molekule is its cutting edge technology. Specifically, it's designed to destroy pollutants rather than collect them in a filter. Personally, I was sold on it's ability to eliminate airborne chemicals (VOCs), bacteria, mold, viruses and allgergens without producing an ozone. It’s also incredible portable and easy move throughout the home.
“The technology inside Molekule, called Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO), works at the molecular level to break down indoor air pollutants. [A blue LED] light shines on a filter membrane coated with nanoparticles, which starts a catalytic reaction on the surface of the filter. This destroys pollutants of any size.”
UPDATED: Since buying our Molekule the TruSens DuPont Air Purifier was released and looks to have similar technology but it uses HEPA and UV-C (which can release ozone) and is primarily useful for disinfecting surfaces. The Molecule uses PECO with UV-A (does not produce ozone) in combination with a PECO-coated filter which creates a chemical reaction that destroys pollutants. So for us, it makes the added cost of the the Molecule worth it!