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Top 10 Ways to Detox Your Home

Top 10 Ways to Detox Your Home

Toxins around your house will absolutely adopt by your body. It can inflict devastation on your body especially on your health and the environment. Not only on the foods that we eat there are toxins, but also on the things that we are using inside the house. If we only limit our exposure to household toxins, hormonal threats will be reduced and will make us feel like free from any poison.

10. Pull the Plug on Pesticides

Let your lawn literally green. Don’t use any of the weed killer, chemical fertilizers or other pesticides in growing your plants and protect them from harmful insects and pests. Switch to environmentally friendly alternatives. You can use water and a manual mower for this task.

9. Ditch Dry-Cleaning Chemicals

Dry-cleaning products contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) and estrogenic nonylphenol. These ingredients are dangerous to your hormones, so it is much better if you limit your exposure to these malevolent chemicals. Always remember to get your clothes out of the plastic bags, for plastics have toxins as well.

8. Be Clear from Stain-Resistant Clothing and Furniture

The use of fabric conditioner or stain-resistant fabrics causes birth defects and cancer. It contains perflourinated compounds (PFC), which is considered as the persistent organic pollutants. You must be sure of the furniture and clothing that you purchase which are free of this chemical. If possible, buy natural organic products only.

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7. Rethink Artificial Room Deodorizers

Artificial room deodorizers make your house smell good. Most mothers want to keep their house smelling fresh and sweet but artificial deodorizers emit toxic volatile organic compounds in the air, and as you inhale, you got all of this. Natural products are still better than artificial.

6. Cut Out Chemical Home Cleaners

Chemical-based home cleaners bring poison at home like toilet bowl cleaner and drain that contains chlorine or ammonia. Combining both will create chloramine, a gas used as a weapon. Start using natural product cleaners like vinegar, Castile soap and hydrogen peroxide or just simply plain water.

5. Put Your Personal Care Products to the Test

Women are not aware that the beauty products are the source of chemical ingredients and endocrine disruptors. Ingredients of the product such as phthalates and triclosan, which are also found on antibacterial soap are harmful. It is better to use natural cosmetics and personal-care products only.

4. Replace Teflon Pans and Pots

Reduce your risk of the damage on your immune and endocrine system by ditching Teflon products. Also, avoid using other cookware made with fluoropolymers and fluorinated telomers. Replace Teflon pots with a glass pot or other made with iron materials, porcelain and stainless steel.

3. Give up Antibacterial Soaps

‘Triclosan’, an antibacterial component can cause a big problem. It kills bacteria, and can create antibiotic resistance but when it is mixed with chlorinated tap water, they could create chloroform. This chloroform is a carcinogenic gas that can cause cancer both in humans and animals.

2. Stop Using Bleached Products

Chlorine is known as dioxins. It’s a bad idea to use bleached products like chlorinated toilet paper, bleached coffee filters and chlorinated paper towels.

1. Get Rid of Toxic Plastics

Many people are not aware of the chemicals found in plastic bottles, juices and other plastic containers. Most plastics are made from petroleum and other chemicals that can poison humans and animals most of human endocrine system. Avoid the use of plastics and opt to use glass or cardboard packaging for safety in your homes.

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