At Purely Family, we sell only products that are free from toxic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, like BPA, phthalates, and PFAS.
I founded Purely Family because of my little boy, Teddy Case.
Teddy had been in the womb for 37 weeks when I got a call that no dad wants to get. My pregnant wife had preeclampsia, they needed to induce, and the boy was in trouble. I was at a work conference outside the state when I got the call. So I caught the next flight home, and rushed back as fast as I could.
What happened next was a scary three days. Inducing labor was very hard on my wife. She had to soldier through 48 hours without food or sleep, and then two and a half hours of active labor. I was terrified for my boy and my wife the whole time. I was helpless to do much besides give my wife ice chips. But she managed to do it.
Teddy was born weighing just 5 lbs, 2 oz. He was born with some complications, but he was mostly healthy. Relieved, we took home our (very) little bundle of joy.
I knew nothing about endocrine disrupting chemicals at the time. It was only afterwards, when I started trying to figure out why it happened, that I learned about the big endocrine disrupting chemicals. I learned they can cause preeclampsia, low birth weight, and birth complications. In fact, the problems didn’t stop there, endocrine disrupting chemicals can cause a whole lifetime of health problems for kids. There were even some scientists who believed they could threaten humanities’ ability to have kids.
So I did what anyone would do, I tried to get that nasty stuff out of my house. But there was just one problem: I couldn’t. It was everywhere. It was in plastics, in takeout, in cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, and all over kid’s products. It was very hard to tell what was contaminated and what wasn’t. It was very hard finding safe alternatives.
Still, I read everything I could. Tossed out what was toxic. And cleaned up my house as best as I was able.
Today, Teddy is a thriving and healthy boy. He’s back up to a healthy weight and he’s very tall for this age. We love him more than anything.
I still wish I could tell my past self about endocrine disrupting chemicals though. Maybe things would’ve been different. Maybe we wouldn’t have had to overcome such a rocky start to our family.
That’s why I created Purely Family. I want you to have the chance that I didn’t. I want to let you know about endocrine disrupting chemicals so you can make an informed choice about them. All parents deserve to know. And if you decide you want this stuff far away from your family, then I want to make that easy for you. The responsible choice shouldn’t be so hard to make. Everyone deserves that chance.
- Brian Case, Founder of Purely Family