Episode 38: Common Household Chemicals That Affect Your Hormones (ft. Emma Rohmann)

There is a ton of information – and misinformation – out there when it comes to toxins in the products you use every day. This can make it almost impossible to figure out how to create a healthy home without feeling completely overwhelmed.

Today’s podcast features Pt 2 with Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer that is going to educate us all on the best ways to reduce toxics/toxins from our bodies and home.

Did you know that dust is full of chemicals? And that vacuuming your house regularly keeps your chemical exposure low? Growing up my mother did not like to dust or vacuum and somehow I am the opposite and after hearing Emma say this it made me feel less concerned about my big need to vacuum all the time! Kind of cool that I’m lowering my chemical exposure doing so. This episode is loaded with ideas to help you keep your toxic load low. Mary and I are constantly learning and we love to take this information and share it with you. You’re gonna love this episode…. No matter where you are in your journey of life… Keeping your chemical exposure down helps your liver to regenerate and make antioxidants that keeps our immune system’s strong and healthy and that’s what we need right now more than ever.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are the benefits of regular vacuuming
  • Wait – there are chemicals in dust?
  • The role of air filtration systems
  • Hepa filters and your furnace
  • Why using chemical cleaning supplies is harmful
  • How long does it take to get chemicals out of our systems
  • Why we should open our windows in the winter
  • What the EPA says about soap and water
  • Triclosan – friend or foe?
  • Why you can start small with changes


Emma Rohmann is a mom of two and an environmental engineer with a decade of experience in the green building field. She helps parents and parents-to-be make healthier choices by providing practical and judgement-free advice, support, and product recommendations. Her goal through all that she does is, first and foremost, to provide practical, balanced, relevant information that will help you move the dial and and make healthier choices – and to do it in a friendly and approachable way.

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