No matter how hard we try to avoid toxins in our food, water, personal health care products and household cleaners, sometimes we find ourselves in (literally and figuratively) a stinky situation.
The gym where I exercise is the perfect example. The completion of my morning workout coincides perfectly with the daily cleaning of the men’s locker room. When I go to shower I am invariably met with the toxic fumes of harsh cleaning supplies.
At home, I switched to Seventh Generation products years ago to avoid the chlorines, bleaches, perfumes and other chemicals found in popular, national-brand cleaners. But at the gym, I am at the mercy of management’s purchasing decisions; thus, my breakfast of toxic fumes. (Just because a fragrance has a sweet smell or name doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous.)
Luckily, exercise is a great way (via sweating) of cleansing our systems of toxins. Maybe I should shower before I work out?