Sneaky Things You Touch Every Day That Could be Toxic

Bug sprays and repellents

Though it might prevent some bites, infectious disease specialist and clinical assistant professor Alexea M. Gaffney-Adams, MD, says some of the ingredients of your favorite bug spray may raise an eyebrow, specifically, “organophosphates,” found in pesticides, herbicides, nerve agents, and chemical agents. They’re also known as plasticizers, which is about as scary as they sound.