To make your household a safer place to live, consider implementing these effective ways to reduce harmful chemicals and toxins in your home.
Many harmful chemicals and toxins found in one’s home are virtually unnoticeable. That is, until you start to experience the negative effects they can have on your health and well-being. T
If you want to ensure your home is as safe as possible, it is important to make a proactive effort to rid your home of toxins.
As you might know, I’m a health and wellness expert. In my bestselling longevity book, Life is Long, I share many research-based secrets to living longer, healthier younger.
In this particular article I will be sharing insights on how to protect your health by reducing harmful chemicals in your home.
Below are some pointers for how to start purifying your household! I hope you immediately start implementing these effective ways to reduce harmful chemicals and toxins in your home.
In an ironic twist of fate, the products that you use to clean your home could actually end up making it more toxic. Many commercial household cleaning products are replete with a variety of toxins and chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When inhaled, such chemicals can cause nausea, headaches, fatigue, and eye, nose, throat, and skin irritation.
In the case of long-term exposure, more severe health issues such as liver, kidney, and central nervous system damage can occur. As such, it is safer to either make your own cleaning solutions or carefully read the labels on store-bought supplies to ensure they are safe for use in your household.
As you might already know, sticking to a strict weekly vacuum schedule is a great first step to reducing harmful chemicals and toxins in your home. But another impactful idea is to invest in a quality HVAC system. By improving the ventilation in your home, you can flush out harmful chemicals and prevent them from accumulating in dangerous quantities. In doing so, the air quality in your household will significantly improve, and you can breathe easier knowing that the air is safe.
In addition to household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent is another common culprit that brings toxic chemicals into your home. While many commercial laundry detergents may help remove stains, they often require dangerous cationic enzymes in order to do so.
If you wannt to ensure your laundry detergent doesn’t contain any harmful toxins, consider making your own. All you need is a cup of Borax, a cup of washing soda, and a grated bar of soap, and you’re good to go.
In an attempt to make one’s home smell more inviting, many people reach for plug-in or aerosol air fresheners. However, like many commercial cleaning solutions, such products often contain high amounts of VOCs. Fortunately, there are many alternatives you can use to get your home smelling nice without increasing your potential for headaches, throat irritation, and other unpleasant side effects.
One of the best natural ways to freshen up your home is by purchasing a diffuser and some essential oils – which I also recommend in my bestseller “Instant Calm.” Just a few drops of essential oils can get your house smelling lovely, and—depending on the oils you choose—it may even have both positive health and emotional benefits.