Detox Your Home in Minutes

“Many of us detoxify in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but when it comes to keeping a healthy home, knowing what to do isn’t so easy. In fact according to a study in 2009, an average house contains as many as 400 chemicals, some are toxic. One small amount of toxin isn’t going to harm you, but when talking about huge amount, you must take simple measures whenever possible to lower your exposure.”

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Inside your home can be 5 times more toxic than outdoors. This is attributed to a number of different factors including poor air-quality, off-gassing from furniture, pesticides brought inside from footwear and harmful plastics in the form of food containers. We all want to protect ourselves and families from harm and ridding your home of dangerous materials and chemicals is great way to start.

The air quality inside your home is very important for your respiratory and overall health. Wondering where to begin? You can add a little more freshness to your home by opening up your windows, which in turn will allow the air in your home to flow out, helping to remove dust and mold spores that can occur in poorly ventilated spaces. After realizing the health benefits of plants, you may want to give your green leafy friends a hug. According to a study conducted by NASA in the 1980’s house plants are effective in removing harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, ammonia and other chemicals. Peace lilies seem to be the superheroes of all house plants as they are very inexpensive at about $14.00 for a medium sized pot and remove the top 6 most common and harmful chemicals found inside homes. When certain plants bloom they can add a beautiful fragrance to the air and offer a natural alternative to products like Glade and Febreze.

In keeping with this, labeling these particular products “air-fresheners” is actually a misnomer. If one were to take a look at the ingredients found in these products, freshness is the last thing that comes to mind because…

 

Read more: https://trustedpros.ca/articles/house-cleaning/detox-your-home-in-minutes

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