How to avoid obesogens:
- Buy wild fish (such as salmon, which is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids) and meat products that are hormone- and antibiotic free.
- Install a granular activated carbon filter on your faucet to filter out chemicals such as atrazine.
- Use aluminum water bottles or those that are BPA-free.
- Steer clear of plastics with the number 3 or 7 on the bottom, which may leach BPA. Instead look for the numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, which are unlikely to contain BPA.
- Keep water bottles cool (warm temperatures increase BPA leaching) and never microwave plastic.
- Eat fewer canned foods. Opt for frozen or fresh instead. Tuna can be found in pouches that do not contain BPA.
- Get rid of your non-stick pans if possible. If you must use a Teflon pan, never use a metal implement on it that can scratch the surface and release the chemicals inside, and throw away any scratched non-stick pans.
- Buy meats straight from the butcher counter (instead of pre-packaged) and ask that they wrap them in brown paper.
- Skip the air fresheners, open the windows, and try a vase of dried lavender instead.