Did you know your home can actually be a source of ill health.
The awareness of the dangers in the home environment has been a recent discovery. Some of the terms that have appeared in recent literature are "household toxins" and "indoor air pollution."
Over the past few years the medical and scientific communities have started recognizing that common household chemicals and environment outgasing from new carpets and furnishings including the concern for air quality can have an adverse effect on our health.
This is why it is not recommended to redecorate a baby's room for their arrival especially with new carpet and paint.
When we learn how these toxins affect us especially our children we are sure you will want to change the way you live.
Like most people, we assumed that if a product is on the shelf at our local market, it must have passed reasonable safety standards and be safe. Of course there is always the products marked as poison or caustic with the skull and crossbones emblem on the label and we know to keep these products out of reach of children.
But did you know that there is actually an alternative to having these products in your home. You will find information on how to change your home environment throughout this section of our site.
Most people are unaware, I know I was, that regular consumer products that we all use every day have toxins and chemicals that can be extremely harmful to children and our family.
Many of these ingredients would require special handling if used in industry; a chemical laboratory; or in the workplace. The fact is that there are strict rules and regulations required to protect workers who may use these same substances in the industrial environment where they are required to use protective equipment clothing or gloves and masks when using some of the very same products found in every home.
When we use these same substances at home we do so with no protection at all and no knowledge of the danger and with no consideration for ventilation or protective equipment.
Many of the household chemicals that can cause
serious reactions are listed in toxicology books as having known toxic effects.
Toxins deplete our bodies immune system by continually
creating a stressful environment in our bodies which can contribute to illness
Ironically these same people spend most of their time at home
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A secondary issue that we mentioned
The more you replace
toxic substances with nontoxic
alternatives, the better you and your family will feel.
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There are basically three ways that toxins can
enter the body:
The personal care products
we put on our skin and hair create possible
toxic exposures through skin absorption.
Of course, we don't mean to suggest that everyone
will experience health problems the first
time they use a product containing toxic
ingredients, although many
Today many people are aware of the fact that indoor
air quality can include toxins but are sometimes surprised to learn that indoor
air can be much
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