Is your home making you sick?
We are exposed to toxins in our environment almost everywhere we turn but we do have the power to ensure our home environments a safe haven from the chemical onslaught through our choices in cleaning products, cookware, house paint, carpet, deodorant, makeup, food, and water.
Examining each and every product we come into contact with may sound extreme, but for your health, as well as the health of your family it is necessary. Many of the chemicals that we are exposed to in our environment are endocrine disruptors i.e. they upset the natural balance of both our detoxification pathways and our hormones.
Oven cleaners, deodorant, perfume, pesticides, cleaning products, insect repellents, cigarettes, shampoos, hair dyes, processed foods, deep sea fish, tooth paste, tap water, lead paint, new carpet, and amalgam fillings are all sources of toxic exposure but most of these also has a natural alternative that can be so much better for your body and the environment.
Here are some practical ways to limit clean up your environment:
The closer we get to nature, the more we can protect ourselves from unnecessary toxins. Cleaning up your environment, will make you more aware of the array of chemicals that we do not want to you be exposed to and will inspire you to have a clean safe family home.
It is important to remember that just because products are sold over the counter this doesn’t mean that they won’t harm you. Always remember that the cosmetic and personal care industry is a business. It is driven by the principle of maximising economic gain.
So please check your bathroom cupboard and start reading the ingredients list on your personal care products and replace any products which may contain any of the chemicals with organic chemical free products.
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