I'm wondering if anyone else has this feeling.
I have given up (most) teflon, (most) tupperware and cut back on my baggie use. I hesitate before touching carbonless receipts, as I heard on the radio that they contain pcbs or parabens or phthalates or something evil, and I fear the toxins leached into canned foods but still use them. I found out that I have been sorting our recycling wrong - for FIVE years. I try and avoid products with fragrances and parabens and of course, I still have to look out for peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and egg because of my son's allergies. And then when I ask my pediatrician why my son has these auto immune problems (eczema and allergies), they always ask if it runs in my family. No it doesn't. I don't buy it. Why is NPR warning me against using all of these endocrine disrupters while my son's allergies are chalked up to genetics? And giving up all of these things makes more work for me, scares me, guilts me -- all of it just starts to piss me off, frankly. Where's the uproar about these poisons? At some point, I get angry at knowing they are poisonous without having safe alternatives.
It's exhausting. Where is Erin Brokovich when you need her?
[Picture not related to post. It was a delicious, organic grapefruit, but surely not locally grown.]