Without any extra expense to the non-toxic products to avoid toxic chemicals, there are some really high impact things you can do to reduce your toxic exposure that cost nothing at all. Learn how you can make simple, free changes and have a huge impact on the health of your family.
Open your windows: Indoor air is 2-10 times more toxic than the air outside. From the toxic glues in plywood, MDF and other woods and building materials, VOCs in paint, carpet, flame retardants in carpet padding, couches, the list goes on and on. Open your windows whenever the weather will allow and reduce your air pollution allowing fresh healthy air to circulate.
Leave your shoes at the door: Pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals are brought into your home on the bottom of your shoes. One super easy way to significantly reduce this exposure is to take your shoes off at the door.
Wash your hands: Washing your hands may be the single most effective and simple way to reduce your and your child’s exposure to toxins. We are constantly exposure to a long list of chemicals from flame retardants in toys, remote controls and technology. This is most critical before you eat, so simply wash your hands.
Vacuum and dust: As foams in your couch, carpet padding and other items in your home break down, the chemicals become free and attach to household dust. To control your household dust is by vacuuming and dusting often to reduce the levels of toxic exposure.
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