6 Easy Ways to Rid Your House of Toxins

Posted on November 7, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Can your home make you sick? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Many of  the modern conveniences we’ve become accustomed to may contain harmful toxins.

Here are some easy ways to rid your home of toxins (courtesy of  Dr. Frank Lipman):

  1. Avoid stain guard clothing, furniture and carpets due to the presence of       perflourinated chemicals (PFCs) which have been linked to cancer.
  2. Replace toxic lawn and garden pesticides and herbicides with natural ones.
  3. Avoid non-stick pans and bakeware.  Teflon also contains PFCs.
  4. Keep house dust to a minimum – more dust means more toxins.  Mop all surfaces at least once a week and use a vacuum (preferably with HEPA filter) for the carpets.
  5. Avoid excess moisture as it encourages the growth of mold and mildew.  In the bathrooms run the vent fan or open the window regularly.  Tea tree oil mixed in a water solution is great for control and prevention of mildew.
  6. Get a filter for the shower head as many of the contaminants in tap water become gases at room temperature.  A shower filter can keep these gases from becoming airborne.

(Source: Dr. Frank Lipman in Care2MakeaDifference 8/22/10)

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