Is Your Environment Making You Sick and What You Can Do About It?

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We encounter harmful toxins indoors and outdoors including industrial chemicals and pollutants everywhere. These pollutants are in our homes, at our jobs, where we store, or anywhere else we might go. They are about the furniture we sit on, the carpets we walk on, the clothes we wear, the cleaner or detergent we use to wash our clothes and wash our home. Many are in the foods we eat daily. We ingest them through touch, breathing the air and through our skin, nose, mouth, and ears.

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), at least 25 percent of health problems are caused or linked to environmental factors. I personally feel that the health issues caused about our environment is much higher than what the statics show. Toxins in the atmosphere have been linked to health conditions and ailments such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, premature puberty, cancer, reduced fertility, early puberty, premature birth, learning disabilities such as Autism and much more.

There are changes you can make in your environment and personal life which can help to promote a healthier lifestyle and better overall health for you and your family.

Switch from toxic chemical cleansers that contain harmful ingredients including fragrances that are harmful to your health and use eco friendly, green cleaning products or create your own DIY cleaners. You can create your own cleaners or clean by using baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemons, vinegar that are a few of the very best cleaners. The best part is there is no health risks and will safe you money. Add some essential oils to get an inviting fragrance: such as orange, peppermint oil, or rose oil.
Change from chemical dyes and use organic, environmentally friendly options. No one needs bugs crawling around in their own homes but make sure you make healthy choices and search online for organic, natural pest control that are safe for humans and animals. One way that I like to control insect is take peppermint essential oil and place a couple of drops of the oil in a sprayer full of water and spray anywhere you find bugs. Most bugs hate the smell of peppermint. Another helpful tip is try growing your own peppermint plants indoors that helps clean the air while it is keeps the bugs at bay. Air cleaners with hepa filter are recommended by many health care providers. Check to be certain you buy one that cleans compounds, dust, mold, and do your homework before purchasing to make sure you are getting the best quality for your buck.
Take your shoes off at the door and have a comfy pair of shoes that you just wear inside at the doorway to slip. You’re surprised at how much cleaner your home will stay and how much cleaner your atmosphere is.
Check you kitchen for toxic products. Plastic container shouldn’t use especially for heating food or storing foods. Use glass jars or storage containers that wouldn’t leak toxins into your food. Don’t use toxic cookware like teflon coated pans or skillets that has been linked to many health problems.
Try growing your own food with an organic garden. Make your own compost from food scraps and pull weeds instead of using pesticides. Use natural ways of controlling bugs like, Neem oil, or check online for many DIY recipes that are very effective.
Learn how to find time every day to be silent . Noise is everywhere we go and surrounds us.Noise pollution is a fact that so many people need to deal with each and every day. Make a daily effort to find quiet time and turn your TV off and any other electronic gadgets.
Its time to take control of your health. It’s not always possible to control what happens outside of our home but we can control what happens inside our dwelling. Make you home a health refuge for a healthier, happier and longer life for you and your loved ones.

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