Congratulations with a Conscience
Whether you're expecting a baby, or planning a wedding, you are embarking on a grand new adventure... And, you're about to get a LOT of new stuff! As you're filling up your virtual hope chest, and expecting non-stop tokens of pride and support from family and friends, take a moment for serious reflection on what kind of home you want to build for your new family.
Furniture, bedding, toys, dishes, clothing, curtains, play areas, and kitchen and bath accessories are all registry essentials that will start you off on the right foot, and in style; But, the wrong brands contain chemicals - called Endocrine Disruptors - that pose serious threats to your health, and the health of your new family.
You've heard of BPA, right? Seems like everything is marketed as BPA-Free these days. But, BPA is just one of many Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - contributing to cancers, obesity, infertility, ADHD, cardiovascular disease, allergies, low IQ, and more. Unfortunately, because there's been no large scale public outcry, like with BPA, these other toxic ED Chemicals are found in an array of consumer goods, and most baby and wedding registries are full of them.
Endocrine Disruptors invade your body through your bloodstream - after you touch, eat, or breathe them in. From your blood, they go on to mimic the hormone estrogen - messing up your endocrine (or hormonal) system, and ultimately making you sick. Fetuses, babies, children, and animals are most vulnerable to the negative effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
Although Endocrine Disruptors are a well studied public health hazard - that you might have read about in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Mother Jones, and more - many people still don't know they exist - so a heartfelt gift on a momentous occasion could easily contain a dose of toxins that will live in your house for years or even decades, silently damaging your health.
The Good News
The good news is that there ARE safe, affordable, effective alternatives to ED containing products, furniture, textiles, foods, etc. There are also strategies for helping to mitigate the negative effects of Endocrine Disruptors in products you aren't able to replace immediately.
Studies show that blood levels of these chemicals drop dramatically within a few days of decreased exposure. So, you can protect yourself and your family with a bit of targeted planning as you have fun filling up your registry pages. Your family and friends will have the added pleasure of knowing their gifts are helping you live a long and healthy life.
A BeHomeWell Registry is a Stress Free Registry
BeHomeWell Registry is the result of a decade of research in Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and health. As a 35 year old woman, and former infant nanny, living in a major metropolitan area, I've also had plenty of first and second hand experience planning baby and wedding registries with a conscience. I know that dangerous chemicals are the LAST thing you want to think about at this happy, busy time, so let me think about them for you!
We can design your BeHomeWell Registry together, centered around your individual needs and your most exciting wishes. I'll work with you to find products that don't compromise on style, value, originality, or safety. I partner with trusted brands so you have access to the best selection and prices, and the freshest styles.