We are exposed to so many chemicals in our modern society so the small things you can do to reduce your exposure will go a long way to keeping you and your family as healthy as possible. Here’s a little list of things you can slowly do or change at home for a healthier environment.
|Do This||Not That|
|Wear slippers or have indoor shoes||Avoid wearing your shoes indoors – they pick up lots of chemicals, pesticides, and germs from outside|
|Air your dry-leaning out in your garage or car trunk for a week||Don’t bring your dry-cleaning into the house right away|
|Use essential oils, soy or beeswax candles, use baking soda to deodorize||Avoid using air fresheners or most commercial scented candles|
|Use plain soap and water for cleaning when possible, use watered-down vinegar instead of anti-microbial products||Avoid scented cleaning supplies and laundry detergent|
|Use zero- or low-VOC paints||Avoid paint that isn’t labeled zero- or low-VOC|
|Heat food on the stove in a stainless steel or glass pot or cast-iron pan||Avoid Teflon-coated pans or re-heating food in plastic in the microwave|