Personal safety is always a top concern, it is important to know what is harmful to your body. Avoid toxic substances and products that can cause allergic reactions or poisoning to your body.

Did you know that in the U.S., pregnant women come in contact with at 43 different kinds of toxic substances (during their pregnancy)? Toxic substances can affect the health of the pregnant woman and even her fetus.

Protection from toxic chemicals should not be limited to pregnancy, but should extend to preconception and post-pregnancy.

Exposure to toxic substances can happen in a few ways:


  • By inhaling toxic chemicals
  • Ingesting toxic food/beverages
  • Toxic substances being absorbed through your skin


A number of substances have been tested and shown to be detrimental during pregnancy, it is important to know how these, and other substances can affect your pregnancy. Fortunately, there are many ways you can reduce the risks of toxic substances.

BioCair has been proven to be non-toxic, tested to be free of lead, mercury and arsenic (toxic chemicals). BioCair is alcohol-free, paraben-free and triclosan-free, which makes it safe to use for all ages.

How toxic products affect a pregnant woman’s body?

Toxic substance

What it does to your body



  • Can affect almost every organ in the human body
  • Results from ingesting food/water contaminated with lead
  • Can be found in: Soil, dust, lead-based paint, cosmetic products like some lipstick brands




  • Cancer, diabetes, miscarriage, and stillbirth have been attributed to arsenic if accidentally taken in high levels
  • Avoid hazardous waste sites, agricultural areas where traditional methods of arsenic-based fertilizer are still being utilized



  • May cause serious health problems, and is a threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life.
  • Mercury may have toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, and on lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.
  • May be found in fish/shellfish



In addition, try to stay away from toxic substances on a daily basis like:

  • Insect repellents
  • Perfumes & Fragrances
  • Alcohol hand sanitizers
  • Paint/paint thinners
  • Skin whitening products
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Industrial cleaning products


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