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Toxic Chemicals Hiding In Your Home

Hello! My Tribe,
As we all know chemicals have totally overtaken our lives. They are all around us because of which we tend to fall sick pretty often. But whenever we face issues with our health, we directly visit the doctor’s clinic without realizing the fact that whatever we are using inside our homes is filled with chemicals and that is what is exactly causing the damage. Barely do we realize that the things we are using to improve our health and well-being are most often the things that contain these toxins which prove hazardous eventually.

Toxins in the Bedroom
Having a good night’s sleep is the key for maintaining good health. It plays a crucial role in supporting memory, immune function, metabolism, learning, and other critical functions. But the presence of toxins in your bedroom can unfortunately mess with the quality of your sleep.

Mattresses
Foam mattresses as well as baby’s and children’s mattresses which have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years might contain toxic flame retardants. These chemicals, if inhaled, can negatively impact your body’s ability to heal and detoxify. So try a non-toxic mattress made with organic stuffing and without flame retardants.
Additionally, do not place mattresses on a pressed wood or plywood bed frame. These two types of wood release formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals.Mattresses also contain microscopic creatures which are potent allergens. Mites may leave their excrement in your mattresses, pillows, sheets, furniture, and drapes. So, wash your sheets every three days with fragrance- and chemical-free laundry detergent.

Electronics
Devices with a screen that emit blue light slow down the production of melatonin, the hormone that is necessary for healthy sleep cycles. This is why using your cell phone before bed affects sleep quality. Electronic devices also emit a small amount of electromagnetic radiation. If they break or their insides are exposed, metals such as mercury, lead, barium and arsenic can leak. So the best way to have a toxic free sleep is to keep them off the bedroom altogether.

Carpeting
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a group of extremely toxic materials that don’t break down in the environment. The most toxic of these is a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which is extremely toxic in nature is used to produce carpeting and upholstery. This means that if you have a carpet at your home, you are inhaling it every day. Natural hardwood or stone flooring can be a better substitute for a carpet which doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals and is comparatively easier to clean.

Toxins in the Bathroom
You won’t believe the number of toxins creeping inside your bathroom. The area under the sink, cosmetics, the toilet, toothbrushes, and the floor can all be a storehouse to harmful, biological pollutants. Biological pollutants are living organisms or the by-products of living organisms which are small, travel through the air, and can be easily inhaled.

Toothbrushes
Every time you flush keeping that toilet lid open, fecal matter spreads in the atmosphere and lands over everything in your bathroom including your toothbrush. Toothbrush cups may be the biggest station of germs in your home space. So make sure you disinfect them often or replace them with an air holder. Also, thoroughly wash your toothbrush after use and leave it dry. And please don’t use a toothbrush for more than 2 or 3 months.

Sinks
Bathroom sinks facilitate the growth of a fungus called Fusarium which is a common source of infections in humans. In addition to fungus, sinks can have bacterial growth and chemical toxins from home cleaners. Its better to use organic cleaning products to keep this area of your bathroom clean to maintain a healthy environment at home.

Have you been conscious about the chemicals and toxins you have been using in and around your home and have changed a few things? And have you noticed any impact on your over all wellbeing ? Please share with me and my tribe.

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Love and health
Uma

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