Toxins are lurking everywhere. These harmful little substances have the ability to cause a variety of health problems. Not only are these toxins in your body, but in your beautiful home too!
Of course, you may be familiar with outdoor air pollutants that are detrimental to your health. However, many studies show that indoor air pollutants are 3 to 5 times more dangerous than the outdoor pollutants. Common household furniture comes along with many deadly chemicals like Polyurethane, Formaldehyde, Dixon, and a handful of other toxins that can get absorbed by your carpet and spread throughout the house. So, before you purchase your next piece of furniture or plan your spring cleaning, here are a few tips to help you detox your home and protect your health.
- Replace or clean your furnace & air conditioner filters on a regular basis, this helps remove pollutants like mold, viruses, and bacteria. In addition to keeping the toxins out, your equipment will be working like brand new.
- Use environmentally friendly cleaning products that contain natural ingredients that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources.
- Invest in eco-friendly furniture, which means decorate your home with lovely furnishings that consist of Bamboo, Recyekables, sustainable wood, and low-toxicity.
- Keep your home clean. As simple as it may sounds, a clean house is a sure fire way to keep the toxins out. A tidy place will help eliminate dust and reduce the chances of developing allergies.
- Open a window- indoor pollutants are more harmful than outdoor more harmful than outdoor pollutants, so it’s important to air out your home by simply opening a window. By opening a window, you can avoid toxic build up that can cause serious health issues.
- Take off your shoes- keep your shoes at the door, outside toxins and inside toxins don’t mix. Outside air pollutants can get trapped in your shoes, and then trapped in absorbent fabric like carpet.
- Test your home for harmful substances like radon, lead, asbestos and other toxins that can do more harm than good.
Detoxing your home is not only a chore for spring cleaning; it should be a daily effort. As long as you take one tip a day and start detoxing your home, those days can add up. By the end of the year, you will have a clean and toxin-free home & improved quality of health too. It’s never too late to start detoxing your home.