Are you aware of the potentially harmful toxins and chemicals hidden in your everyday objects at home?
Exposure to these toxins in small amounts and for short period of time is fine. But if you’re being exposed to them everyday, even small amounts quickly add up.
You might be surprised to learn that common objects such as plastics, produce, and even some paper products can have chemicals that disrupt hormone balance, compromise your immune system or even lead to cancer!
Imagine this, even at your home, where you’d think is safe for you and your loved ones..
So what can and should you do? Here are 5 ways to detox your home:
1. Steer Clear of Toxic Plastics
Did you know: Most plastics leak dangerous toxins and chemicals which are potential carcinogens that can cause damage to your endocrine system.
Try to avoid plastics marked 1, 3, 6, clear plastics 7, polystyrene (AKA styrofoam). This would lower your exposure to BPA, phthalates and styrene. Instead, switch to glass, stainless steel or cardboard packaging.
Additional tip: Never microwave food in plastic!
2. Stop using Antibacterial Soap
“Antibacterial” in our everyday soap is nothing more than a marketing ploy. The FDA has said there is “no evidence” that antimicrobial soap products keep people healthier than regular soap (link here).
Instead it causes you more harm than good:
- First, it kills all your bacteria — the bad and the good.
- It also creates antibiotic resistance (certain bacteria grow immune to it over time)
- When triclosan mixes with chlorinated tap water, the combination can create chloroform, a carcinogenic gas.
You can avoid these problems by using natural soaps that do NOT use triclosan, chlorine, or phosphates.
3. Replace Teflon (non-stick) pots & pans
It’s great not having to scrap eggs or onions off the bottom of your frying pan or pot. But is that convenience worth the price of you and your loved ones’ health?
The magic of non-stick cookware comes from the chemicals used for the lining. These chemicals can damage your liver, thyroid and even screw up your immune system!
Instead, go for stainless steel, iron, porcelain coated or glass cookware.
4. Skip the Artificial Air Fresheners
You want your house to smell good, I get that. However you should be wary of artificial air fresheners. Especially when used excessively or in a small, unventilated area, as it can release toxic levels of pollutants into your home. Instead, you should consider all natural ones or give all-natural essential oil a try. Your body will thank you for it!
5. Ditch chemical based cleaners
Why expose yourself unnecessary toxins? That’s what happens when you use chemical based cleaners at home. Some of the most toxic ones are drain, toilet bowl cleaners or any products that has chlorine or ammonia!
Instead you could clean with all natural products like baking soda, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, etc. Or if DIY is not your sort of thing, look for green cleaning products.
These are some the steps you can and should take to detox your home. However it’s still impossible to avoid contact with all toxins and chemicals. From the air we breathe to the food we eat (often full of antibiotics, pesticides, etc)..
So you should also equip your loved ones and yourself with Immunocal so that your cells are able to produce Glutathione to help with detoxification and overcoming of free radicals.