This is a great article everyone should read (linked above). The title focuses on obesity caused by chemicals in the home, but the content also discusses many of the other harmful effects associated with these commonplace chemicals.
Don’t let this information scare you though, simply take control by learning how to minimize your family’s exposure! Keyword, minimize; nobody’s perfect..just take a simple “one step at a time approach” and do what is most practical for you and your loved ones. Good luck:)
Note- the part where PVC potable water lines are discussed does not apply to the majority of you, since most major cities have gone away from PVC for quite some time now, except for sewer lines of course.