Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home
These common products are poisoning you. Here are easy, healthy alternatives.
Your Cleaning Products
The irony is that we use chemicals to achieve cleanliness in our homes. Unfortunately, so many of these products have chemicals that are highly dangerous to humans and pets, possibly causing vomiting (just from inhaling the fumes!), hormone disruption, organ damage, cancer, skin rashes, burns and irritation.
Chemical Detox Tip:
By far the safest, least expensive and most effective cleaners are items you probably already own: you will be surprised how many uses there are for baking soda and white vinegar (they make a great drain cleaner, disinfectant, glass cleaner, etc.) Here’s how.
If you don’t want to learn about natural cleaning methods, then use cleaning products labeled as eco-friendly that contain all natural ingredients (but be careful, because these terms are not regulated, and those products could still be toxic!) It’s easier to find non-toxic cleaning products at your health food store or Whole Foods, and Seventh Generation brand is widely available.
*sigh* I’m guilty of having a good basketful of these toxic products you said we all should AVOID!
Interesting article! Sadly, our sheets, pillows, mattresses and blankets are full of chemicals and flame retardants that can interfere with our health.
Baking soda has “magic.” It cleans, deodorizes, and scours.
Chemical detox of home takes time and patience. Thanks for the tips!
I inhale and exhale toxic chemicals even in my own home 🙁
Oh no! I’m surrounded by awful synthetic chemicals everyday!!!! BAD!
Such an eye opener! I did not realize how much I’m surrounded by toxins on a daily basis!
Thanks for this informative article.
Simple ways like keeping my bathroom fan on for 15 minutes after showering help.
Nice one! This reduces condensation, limiting the risk of mold growth.
If I have new furniture, I let them “off-gas” for one week in the garage before bringing it into the house. Can you imagine that even “carpets” can have VOCs?