Smart tablets, phones, and personal computers are all the rage in today’s technology-driven society, and it doesn’t look like the trend will ever cease. Despite their convenience, many companies are still loading their products with hazardous chemicals that are contributing to our environmental crisis. Gadgets have also helped to improve awareness around natural health, as many people find their health information online via smartphones and tablets.
Flame retardants, despite their dubious benefits, also pose a serious threat to human health. Brominated flame retardants and PBDEs are making their way into consumers and interfering with thyroid health.  This new research is causing many countries to begin slowly eliminating the use of these chemicals in products like tablets and computers. Still, many flame retardants and other chemicals continued to be used in the production of smartphones, tablets, and computers, despite the research showing negative health effects.
Technology is practically an unavoidable aspect of life these days, especially in the workplace. Look for companies that use fewer chemicals in their products. You can check out Greenpeaces website to see where your favorite products are on the toxic scale. Be sure to also reduce exposure to your computer or phones LED lighting at night, as this may interfere with circadian rhythms. A regular cleansing or detox regime may also be helpful for reducing the unavoidable toxins you are exposed to every day. Reduce or eliminate furniture with flame retardants to provide an extra step in your protection protocol.