With increased production of low-grade toxicity in goods and ever increasing imports that are not stringently monitored, we have too much access to poison. The results show in unexplained illess.
A good example of this is the slow cooker. The FDA allows lead content in these macines which are meant to cook food over long periods of time. As they stay heated, they can leach poisonous metals into the food. The packaging that says "Meets FDA Standards" is not the one you want. The box that says "Lead-Free" is your best choice.