Don’t smoke and don’t let people smoke around you and stay away from public
places where people are smoking.
Become a smart consumer
Use non-toxic personal care products, including cosmetics, hair products, and toothpaste.
These products may contain toxic substances. 33 Many of these products have
ingredients that can harm reproductive health. Find safer products at www.prhe.
ucsf.edu/prhe/tmlinks.html#personalcare and www.prhe.ucsf.edu/prhe/tmlinks.html#
Pick your plastics carefully
Some plastics release toxic chemicals like vinyl chloride, phthalates, and
• Don’t buy products made with soft PVC. For example, some shower curtains
and toys are made with soft PVC.
• Don’t use plastic containers for hot food or drinks. Use glass or stainless steel.
• Use glass instead of plastics in the microwave.
• Learn more about plastics at: www.prhe.ucsf.edu/prhe/tmlinks.html#plastics.
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