4 Ways to Purify Your Home for Better Health

by Charlotte Meier

In the age of the internet, it has become all too easy to barricade yourself in your home. Anything can be purchased online and shipped to your house, leaving little to encourage you getting up and going outside. However, many people aren’t aware of the many dangers lurking in and around their homes.

4 Ways To Purify Your Home For Better Health

Impurities in the air, toxic cleaning products, and deceptive labeling can all be contributing to chronic illness, particularly if you don’t often leave your home. It is vital that you keep your home as pure and safe as possible. Here are some of the best ways to purify your home and help yourself feel better.

Place Air-Purifying Plants Around the House 

There are several varieties of houseplants that are experts and ridding your home’s air of toxins. In fact, you may already have a few of these common plants around the house. Spider plants, English Ivy, Peace Lilies, and Boston Ferns are just a few of the options you have for cleaning your home’s air. As a bonus, plants also brighten up your space and supposedly increase productivity.

Research Your Household Products

An alarming number of household products including cleaners and detergents have been deceptively labeled to make you think they are eco-friendly and good for your family. However, even the best products can pose a risk to the environment or yourself. You should be thoroughly researching a product before using it in your home and not simply trusting that the words “non-toxic” and “eco-friendly” on the packaging truly mean that products are free of potentially toxic substances. 

A quick way to do this while shopping is to use the ThinkDirty app which allows you to scan products and read an honest rating of the item’s impact on the planet and on people. In order to truly purify your home, you must also be using pure products.

Consider an Air Purifier

Air purifying machines are less attractive but more effective than houseplants. They are also a little more expensive. However, changing their filters can give you a good idea of the air quality in your house. If you are worried that your home has a serious air quality issue, it may be best to skip the plants and go straight to a mechanical purifier.

Check Your Home for Deadly Pollutants

There are three major air pollutants that will have a very serious effect on your family’s health if not corrected. First is cigarette smoke. If you smoke, be sure to do it away from your home. You want to ensure it will not enter the much more stagnant air inside and linger. Carbon monoxide is second. Fortunately, this is an easy fix.

Carbon monoxide detectors function much like smoke alarms and can be bought at a home improvement store. Check them regularly to ensure functionality. Last is radon gas. You can also find testing kits at most home improvement stores. If you find dangerous levels of the gas in your home, you will need to call in a specialist. 

Keeping your home pure and clear of unhealthy pollutants or products is important for both living in and selling your home. Maintaining the quality of a dwelling is not an option but rather a necessity for staying healthy and helping others to do the same. If you are not currently working to purify your home, there is no time like the present.

What have you done to help make your home environment safer since your cancer diagnosis? Please share below in comments. 

Our Guest Blog today is from Charlotte Charlotte Meier HomeSafetyHub.org | infor mation@homesafetyhub.org 2030 W Baseline Rd Phoenix, AZ 85041

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