Picks and Pans Review: Clean Up Your Act

updated 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

In her new book, Today contributor Sloan Barnett offers tips on going green for your health. Some you may not have thought of:

1 GET THE LEAD OUT OF YOUR LIPSTICK
American women consume 4 to 5 lbs. of lipstick a year from eating, drinking and licking their lips. Avoid lead by sticking with natural and organic brands.

2 CLEAR THE AIR
Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outside. So skip the air fresheners and open a window.

3 BE PICKY ABOUT PLASTICS
Try glass food containers so chemicals don't become part of your dinner.

4 GO ORGANIC—WISELY
It can be expensive, so prioritize: Organic milk's most important, then meat, fruits and veggies.

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