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
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.