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How To Create A Healthier Home Environment

In Green & Ethical Living, Home & Garden by eva.katona@yahoo.comLeave a Comment

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Homelife – it’s the one place in the world that hosts everything you need in one space, from healthy food on tap, bouncy beds, and a plethora of entertainment. It’s the ultimate place to relax, recharge and spend time with loved ones. With that, it’s essential to keep a clean and tidy, healthy space for everyone to enjoy.

And so, if you’re wondering how to upgrade the health of your home. Below are some tips that may be able to help you cleanse your abode from harmful substances.

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Asbestos and Lead 

Toxic chemicals in the home can encourage poor health. They arrive in an array of forms. For instance, if your home is particularly old, your home may very well have asbestos and lead, as part of its construction and decor. 

Asbestos, when disturbed, releases toxic fibres into the air which cause lung problems and even cancer. For a healthier home environment, it’s advised to source asbestos removal experts, to remove asbestos from your residence safely. Attempting to move and dispose of asbestos alone could be seriously damaging for your health.

Cleaning Products

Other harmful compounds include chemical cleaning products such as bleach. Chemical cleaning products can linger in the air around your home. 

To create cleaner air, you could opt for natural cleaning products such as white or distilled vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. These products are just as effective as shop-bought cleaning products. And they often cost less too. Plus, they’re a greener and more ethical choice to improve the environment, as they won’t negatively impact the air in your home. Or the water that washes the substances away.

If you’re set on using chemical cleaning products, it’s essential to ventilate the rooms you use products in. You can do this by opening doors and windows for 15 minutes. To let the fresh air sweep in and remove any harmful substances from the air.

Bacteria and Viruses

On the subject of cleaning products, it’s essential to emphasise the importance of regular cleaning to keep bacteria in your home to a minimum. 

As you, your children and pets venture in and out of your home, you’ll inevitably bring back bacteria and harmful compounds from time to time, which stick to clothes, bags, and skin.

To reduce the transference of bacteria and germs in the home, and in turn prevent illnesses from occurring, be mindful of washing clothes after they have spent the day elsewhere. 

But also, don’t forget to pay attention to bed linen, towels, gym kits and clothes worn when you’re taking care of a sick child in your house. Soiled items should be washed separately to avoid any germs being transferred to other clothes in the washing machine.

Moreover, pets should be washed and groomed regularly as they may have stepped in faeces and dirt outside, which could spread throughout your home.

To prevent toxic chemicals from the home’s construction and cleaning products, you use from causing health problems. While also limiting germs and bacteria that could also make someone sick. Using the above tips is a great way to begin creating a healthier environment in your home. 

How To Create A Healthier Home Environment

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