Reducing your use of chlorine-bleached products will decrease your exposures to both chlorines, and associated chemicals that have been implicated in an increased risk for breast cancer and other diseases. These chemicals are also bad for the environment, more generally, so youll be making a change that is good for you and your family, as well as for the plants and animals in your community.
The most obvious change is to use non-chlorine alternatives to bleach for household cleaning and laundry. Also avoid chlorine bleached paper products: do your coffee filters really need to start out white? More personally, if you use tampons, chose ones that are not bleached with chlorine. Seventh Generation is one source of organic, chlorine-free tampons.
See how pool chemicals can be harmful and examples of natural pools.