5 Ways To Detox Your House

August 4, 2021


Is your home a healthy place? You might think it is, but the truth is many dangerous chemicals are present in the average home. The first step is to learn about the hazards, so you can go about removing these from your property. To help you detox your house today, check out these five suggestions.

1 . Avoid VOC products

Volatile Organic Compounds are found in many conventional household products. The problem is, VOCs can negatively affect our health and the earth. According to the EPA, VOCs can cause adverse health effects such as: ‘headaches, loss of coordination and nausea, and damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system.’

VOCs can be found in paints, cleaners, air freshers and pesticides. To avoid these chemicals use a natural pesticide, eco-friendly paint, and a green cleaner. To protect your health and the planet, it’s best to keep VOCs out of the home.

2. Use an air purifier

Indoor air pollution can cause a range of adverse health effects which is why ventilation is so important. Additionally, you can detox your home with the help of an air purifier. These devices work to sanitize the indoor air, removing toxins, pollutants and allergens. You can purchase an air purifier which traps air particles, or a device which works using neutralization. Air purifiers will remove mold, smoke, or toxic chemicals. To keep your indoor air fresh and clean, these are a great investment.

3. Add indoor plants

Indoor plants can also help to clean your indoor air, plants can remove chemicals such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. When you add plants to your home you’ll create a calm atmosphere, and boost your wellness levels. There are so many advantages to buying house plants:

  • As mentioned, plants are a great way to clean your indoor air.

  • Being around plants will raise your endorphin levels.

  • Plants are an inexpensive way to decorate your house.

4. Avoid non-stick pans

If you’re looking to detox your home it’s best to avoid non-stick pans. Why is this? These pans are made out of Teflon, the compound is generally considered safe, however it can pose a hazard under certain circumstances. According to Healthline, ‘at temperatures above 570°F (300°C), Teflon coatings on nonstick cookware start to break down, releasing toxic chemicals into the air.’ Inhaling the fumes can cause health issues, including a fever, chills and body aches.

5. Check for asbestos

If you have an older property, you might consider having your home checked for asbestos. Some older homes may have asbestos insulation, whether it’s for pipes or boilers. If these fixtures become damaged, asbestos dust is released, which poses a health hazard. You’ll need to contact an asbestos professional if you require an asbestos inspection.

Many veteran’s were exposed to asbestos during their service, developing mesothelioma as a result. If you or a loved one has been affected, contact the 

Mesothelioma Veterans Center for support.

With the right precautions you’ll soon create a healthier and safer space for yourself and your family. Detoxing your home is about being aware of the products you buy, and the ingredients they contain. Creating a healthy home helps to improve your mental health and your physical health.

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