The word is out. Environmental toxins are a true concern and a big piece of the puzzle explaining the decline in health in modern civilization.
We began with an understanding of air pollution and water pollution, how they take a daily toll on our health. The boon of organic agriculture suggests consumers are becoming savvy to the importance of eliminating toxic chemicals from our food and the soil in which they are grown. But somehow, it seems we’ve reached our limit when it comes to addressing toxicity in our homes and offices. There is a fatigue, a giving up or giving in to apathy when it seems like every aspect of modern life is a battle to protect oneself from toxins while the authorities or the “people in the know” claim concern is an overreaction.
Severe building toxicity is called sick building syndrome. It is caused by a combination of off-gassing and ventilation issues. Paint, carpet glue, glue that holds together layers of plywood (furniture, cabinetry, flooring), flame retardant chemicals, and gas leaks all contribute to toxicity. Unfortunately, many unknowingly add to this toxic load by using chemically scented candles and air fresheners.
If we are involved in the building or remodeling of our living space, we can make wise choices about the products used. Many of us don’t have this option. But we can choose the furniture in our home, especially our mattresses.
The general rule is to replace your mattress every 10 years or less. This is even more crucial today because 10-year-old mattresses were most likely made with flame retardant chemicals, toxic chemicals you are breathing in each and every night. Flame retardants are associated with hormone disruption, developmental toxicity, and cancer. Think about it… Shouldn’t your bed, your pillows, and your bedding be free of all toxic chemicals? No flame retardants? No herbicides? No pesticides?
A clean home is not a toxic home. Essential oils and chemical free cleaning products are a must if you want to maintain a toxin-free environment.
Don't forget lighting. You can add EMFs to your environment, or you can eliminate them and clean the air while providing soft ambient light with salt lamps.
You create your home and your lifestyle. Make it green and organic!
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