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|Healing Strategies - Detox Household Products
It is pointless to spend money adding supplements if you don't
subtract toxic products under your sink, in your cabinets,
at your desk and in your storage areas. Keep an eye out for:
Since there are so many dangerous chemicals in
commercial household products, it is best to avoid them.
For cleaning, consider using vinegar and water, baking soda or
borax for cleaning. For polishing furniture, consider olive oil.
For laundry use Borax. Also, try soaking laundry overnight so
a fraction of detergent is needed.
Any anti-bacterial cleaning product contains pesticide.
Stock up on glass storage containers rather than plastic
which may shed toxic chemicals.
Use only unbleached coffee filters to avoid dioxin.
Avoid Teflon cookware.
Air-fresheners may contain pesticides. Consider substituting
an orange stuck with cloves.
For pest control and other healthy solutions, see www.greenguide.com
Some tips compiled by the Household Toxins' Organization:
"surfactants" or "preservatives".
Products intended to make surfaces shiny, that spray waxes and
floor polishes deposit residues that often pose risks to health. In
addition, these products often contain hazardous solvents that
keep the ingredients suspended in the formula and decrease the
product's drying time.
Never mix cleaners. Combining different products can inadvertently
create substances whose toxicity is higher than the individual
Do not clean with hot water. Hot water allows the volatile chemicals
found in many product formulas to evaporate and enter your
home's air in greater quantities.