How To Create A Healthy Home Environment – Free Download
It’s healthy home this week in the MVP Library. Later on in this article you will find your free PDF Download on the subject but first here are five things to avoid.
Did you know that many of the items you bring into your home may be filling it with pollutants? In fact, something as simple as painting your walls or buying new furniture can mean you’re breathing toxins and cancer-causing carcinogens. The good news is that with a little awareness and care, you can avoid many of the harmful chemicals and a few simple steps will help keep your home clean and healthy.
1. Avoid plastics. Many plastics emit harmful chemicals when they’re warm or as they age. In fact chemicals like bisphenol A, phthalates, vinyl chloride, dioxin, and styrene are all emitted from plastics. Many of them are carcinogens and some are endocrine disruptors.
2. Avoid aluminium and non-stick cookware. Aluminium and Teflon can leech into your food and has been shown to cause disease including neurological problems.
3. Avoid household and garden chemicals. It should go without saying but sometimes it’s just easier to grab a bug spray or a drain cleaner than it is to make your own product or to read a label at the store. Yet these chemicals can remain in the air and on your surfaces, causing health problems for you and your family.
4. Avoid synthetic carpets and upholstery. These items emit chemicals like benzene and they can cause respiratory problems. It’s also a good idea to avoid certain adhesives, including many carpet adhesives.
5. Avoid particle board furniture. You might be surprised to learn that particle board is held together with a glue that contains formaldehyde. This chemical can cause respiratory distress and immune problems for children and adults.
So What Can You Do?
You have a lot of power and resources to keep your home healthy. You can install water filters, use stainless steel or ceramic cookware and open your windows to let in fresh air. You can use natural fibres, buy solid wood furniture and use non-toxic cleaning supplies, too. Yes, it can take a little extra time. However, your health and the health of your family are worth it.
Next time we’ll take a closer look at where you and your family members sleep. You spend much of your time sleeping, so make sure it is a healthy and safe environment.
Now here is your link for your free PDF download – Creating a Healthy Home Environment