There are hundreds of thousands of chemicals that are found in common household items. From cleaning products to baby bottles and clothes most of them haven’t even been tested to show if they are toxic to humans.
Even if these products have been tested such as the ones you wash with or use for personal hygiene still contain toxic chemicals. This can be damaging to your health and that of your families.
Although some of the items may be hard to discard simply, there are other options you have to reduce the number of toxic items in your household.
1. Read Product Labels
If you’re used to purchasing a lot of processed food, cut back for a start but start reading the labels. Anything with artificial flavorings or enhancers needs to be avoided. These can seriously affect you, and you may not be aware.
2. Know your Dirty Dozen
Buying organic food can be expensive especially when it comes to the dirty dozen. You can instead buy products that contain the least pesticides such as celery, apples, lettuce, cucumbers, and blueberries.
3. Say No to Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers usually contain traces of alcohol and other harmful chemicals. Instead, use good ole’ soap and wash your hands twice if need be. You’ll be free of toxins that you never even knew existed.
4. Open Your Windows
Make sure your house is ventilated as much as possible. Place green plants around the home as natural detoxifiers. Grow your little pot of herbs near the kitchen window to provide a sense of freshness. If you have bedrooms without windows, use air purifiers.
5. Add Water Filters
The water we drink from and wash with every day has already been purified, but we can take it a step further and add filters to our taps to make it all that cleaner.