8 Ways to Reduce Household Toxins


| 2/22/2017 12:57:00 PM


Bobbi PetersonYour house is a sanctuary. It’s your safe place to go, and it’s where you call home. The scary thing about homes is that they’re filled with toxins that can be harmful to you and your family. If you want to reduce the toxins in your home, you can do so by making a few simple changes.

Air Fresheners and Aerosol Spray

The fragrant sprays that make your house smell oh-so good are oh-so bad for you and the environment. Aerosol sprays can create various health and respiratory issues when inhaled due to the chemicals and toxins. Air fresheners also release chemicals that you don’t want circulating in the air of your home.

Consider organic or soy candles to give your air a nice fragrance. You can also find recipes with natural ingredients you can boil on the stove to purify your air.

Green Bathroom Products

The reality of toxins lurking in your bathroom can make you feel pretty dirty where you want to feel clean. Check your personal care and bathroom products for toxic ingredients. If your products contain ingredients such as DEA, Triclosan, or BHA/BHT, you might want to reconsider having those products in your home.

Use organic cleaners on the surfaces of your bathroom, and shower with products that contain natural ingredients.



Go BPA Free

BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, which is found in the lining of canned foods, water bottles, plastic containers, and other items. BPA has been linked to various health issues, such as breast cancer or infertility.





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