If you don’t remove your shoes when you get home……you might want to start.
Researchers from the Universities of Aveiro and Beira Interior recently conducted a number of studies to determine where we come into contact with obesogens the most. Obesogens, for those who don’t know (and don’t worry, ’cause I didn’t before checking this story out) are chemicals found in many everyday products that can mess with our hormones and cause…..ready for it?….weight gain.
These studies discovered that the biggest sources of the contaminants are house dust, diet and using everyday products such as kitchenware, cosmetics or cleaning chemicals. To help avoid the chemicals, the scientists recommend buying organic food over processed products, avoiding synthetic cleaning products, AND removing your shoes when entering your home to avoid bringing obesogens indoors from outside sources. Of course, regularly vacuuming the home, as well as wiping down furniture with a wet cloth, can help stop the chemicals from accumulating indoors.
Worth a shot, I suppose. Not to mention….walking around inside the house with outside shoes? Kinda nasty. ~ Jason & Jen