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Buying DIY

Avoiding toxic products is becoming much easier with alternative green options widely available to buy. Particular hazards to be aware of include: PVC which is a toxic potential carcinogen and a source of hormone-disrupting chemicals (including wallpapers, shower curtains, water pipes and packaging), Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) which contains urea formaldehyde, and fibreglass or fibreglass-type products which include toxic resin. Other toxic products include: tanalised wood, wood preservatives, paint strippers, thinners and brush cleaners and paint.