Avoid stain resistant fabrics
Stain resistant clothing and furniture may seem convenient but the price we pay to our health and our environment isn’t worth it. These fabrics are coated with perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFCs) and perflurooctanoic acid (PFOAs), chemicals that build up in our bodies and in our environment. They are known to cause cancer and to wreak havoc on our reproductive systems. Not to mention all the effects to wildlife and the ecosystem when they get into our waterways. Use your power as a consumer and avoid these products as much as you can. Better yet, email your fave clothing and furniture brands to make sure they don’t use these dangerous chemicals in their products.