Creating a healthy environment for your family can feel overwhelming at times. You may feel like the media is constantly bombarding you with conflicting advice about which products are safe and which ones to avoid. But creating a healthy home doesn’t need to be overly complicated. This simple graphic breaks the process down into four simple steps to clear your home of some of the nastiest indoor pollutants, from brain-damaging plastics to unhealthy hand soaps.
First, check your cupboards for hard plastics that contain BPA, which can cause health problems that include brain and behavioral issues in infants and young children. The graphic offers an easy-to-understand list of plastics to avoid and safe substitutions. Read the labels on your favorite home cleaning products to see if they contain any hazardous chemicals, and add some organic alternatives to your shopping list. Next, toss your chemical air fresheners, and get your indoor air really clean by changing your HVAC filters regularly and having your system serviced if necessary. Finally, rid your home of unhealthy hand soaps that contain fragrances or anti-bacterial ingredients. Teach your kids how to wash their hands properly, and they’ll get rid of harmful germs and odors using soaps without harsh chemicals or allergens.
This simple infographic guides you every step of the way with specific information that tells you exactly what to look for, like the plastic recycling codes to avoid or the specific chemicals to avoid in cleaning products. This is a welcome approach to a confusing topic.
This infographic is from http://carefreecomfort.com/
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