Between the cute kittens and baby pictures, there was one meme circulating in my social media this week that I couldn’t click away from: Have you taken the Toxic Test? And although I’m usually adverse to flashing messages promising to tell me something I don’t already know, I clicked on over to the Toxic Test to check it out. Believe me, I was surprised.
With more than 80,000 unregulated chemicals in products, they’re hard to avoid. What was your Toxic Test score? I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours. The Toxic Test was produced by the Healthy Home Company. I haven’t researched their products so I can’t speak to their formulation or efficacy, but I will say that with the Toxic Test they did a mighty fine job.
The landing page shares information about the 80,000 chemicals present in household products, which are virtually unregulated in the United States, and that there are more than 1,000 chemicals used in American beauty products that are banned in Europe. (My added two cents: The number of chemicals we regulate here? 11. Yes, really.)
It just takes a minute to click through one of ten categories—from bathroom cleaner to deodorant—to determine how many toxic chemicals you’re exposed to on a daily basis. You get a letter-grade based on your answers.
What was your Toxic Test score? I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours. Leave me a comment, please. Thanks!