There are numerous potentially harmful chemicals or toxins you may not know are in your house. Look at these chemical hot spots and see if you can detox your house of these harmful household items.
Weed and bug killers can be dangerous inside and outside of your home. Instead, use natural critter repellents like peppermint essential oil and non-toxic weed killers that aren’t dangerous for pets or run-off water.
The antimicrobial chemical in soaps, triclosan, is known to disrupt the aquatic environment. Get rid of soaps with this harmful chemical. Hot water and traditional body wash products should do the job.
Most non-stick pans use perfluoroalkyl acid, which has been linked to health issues. If your non-stick cookware has a scratch, throw it out and replace it with cast iron or glassware.
Vinyl is known as the “poison plastic.” Replace your floors with wood or bamboo when it’s time to remodel and avoid plastic shower-curtain liners or fake leather furniture.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a hormone-disrupting chemical.. Largely found in canned food and plastic bottles, opt for frozen foods and keep microwaveable food in glass containers instead.
VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are known as indoor air pollutants that could be toxins living in your kitchen, basement, and especially laundry room. Look for unscented detergents and no-VOC plants to use in your home.
This chemical is used by many dry cleaners. Although it’s being phased out by the EPA, try to find solutions to “dry clean only” clothes at home, or air out your dry-cleaned clothes before donning them.
If your home was built before 1978, you may be in danger of having lead paint in your home. Just painting over it is a temporary fix. If your paint is peeling or cracking, call a professional to remove the paint and make sure the harmful toxins are out of your home.
Using Toxin-free products
For surfaces, add 10mL of Multi- Purpose Sanitizer to a spray bottle and fill with water. Spray on surfaces and wipe with a sponge or cloth and let surfaces air dry. For best results on stainless steel use a microfibre cloth or sponge – and remember to use a separate cloth for toilet areas!
For floors, add 2 litres of water to a bucket with 250mL of Multi-Purpose Sanitizer. Mop over tiled or boarded areas and let air dry.
For appliances. Add a little Dish Washing liquid to a damp cloth or sponge, wipe over the surface area of the appliance, and let air dry. Using a separate damp cloth or sponge, remove any residue and let air dry again.
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Editor's Note: I made these changes over 16 years ago and use this company's products in our home, as well as the personal care products and the nutritional products, so I know first hand what a difference this makes and has made to the contribution of our good health over the years. Tried and true, which is why I'm happy to recommend them.
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