Did you know that there are an alarming amount of chemicals in many household items? Research has shown that the average home has as many as 500 different chemicals and toxins. Many people eliminate toxins from their diet but don’t consider getting rid of the toxins in the place that they live in every day. Don’t worry, we are here to help. Here are six easy ways you can help to eliminate toxins from your home.

Take off Your Shoes

This one is pretty easy. Make a no shoe rule in your home. You can reduce toxins by up to 60 % just by removing your shoes before you go in your home. Shoes can track dirt, lead and pesticides in your home, these toxins can get trapped into your carpet fibers and fill your home with unwanted germs.

Stay Away From Pesticides

There are safer ways to get rid of pests in your home and yard. Pesticides can cause serious health problems. You can purchase safer options at the store by reading the labels carefully, or even make your own by checking out some DIY options.

Check Your Plastic

Some plastics contain a dangerous chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA), it has been shown to negatively affect hormones. Make sure your plastic is BPA free or better yet get rid of plastic in your home. Heating it can be even worse. Attempt to replace plastic storage with glass.

Use Homemade Cleaner

Your every day cleaner from the store contains tons of chemicals. When you spray these in  your home you are filling your air with toxins. Think about using every day items as cleaners, such as baking soda, lemon, soap and vinegar. There are many recipes you can find online for safer cleaning options.

Open Your Windows

Letting fresh air in your home from time to time is an easy way to clear the air.  Outside air contains less toxins and this is an easy, quick way to freshen the air inside when the weather is nice.

Use an Air Purifier/Keep Plants Inside

If anyone in your family has allergies or asthma, an air purifier is a great investment to help eliminate pollen, animal hair and dander or mold spores. Another way to keep air clean is to have some indoor plants. Plants improve air quality by getting rid of certain compounds such as formaldehyde.

By following any one of these tips, you will be on your way to a cleaner, toxin free home.

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