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Q. When you learn about these chemicals, and then actually take a look around your house, it can be a little demoralizing—phthalates in your deodorant, PFCs in your Teflon pans, PBDEs in your electronics. Is there anything we can do?

A. The good news here is that for chemicals like phthalates, triclosan and BPA, if you can take steps to limit your exposure, your body can do a good job of flushing them out. As I exposed myself to BPA, I watched my levels skyrocket for a few days, then come back down. That’s why we make the point our book is sort of hopeful. If consumers make an effort, even in the absence of government regulations, you can lower your level of pollution, or your kids’ or grandkids’, literally within a couple hours.

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