A recent landmark study warns about the potential effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (hormone) on the health of people and wildlife. The chemicals in your home, food and car are linked to a whole range of diseases. Awareness is the first step towards creating a safer environment for yourself and your family. Some factors are easier to change than others, try starting with smarter choices about the products you bring into your home. There are many small niche companies that manufacture natural cosmetics, bath & beauty products, household cleansers as well as laundry and dish detergents. Look at the ingredients lists and whether the products you are surrounding yourself with are actually natural, or just “green-washed” versions of the same old chemicals wrapped in “eco-marketing”.