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Top 12 Ways to Make Your Home a Cancer Free Zone
Home sweet home, that’s the way we think of our living space, isn’t it? Be it ever so humble? You should be safe and secure in your own home, right? Would you be surprised if someone told you that your home was most likely filled with cancer causing carcinogens? It doesn’t have to be this way, however.
Here is a list of the top 12 simple ways you can remove many carcinogens from your house and protect the lives of you and your family.
1. Filter Your Homes Water
Most municipal water supplies are loaded with toxic chemicals such as fluoride, chlorine, even arsenic.
A simple pitcher with a built in filter for your drinking water and a filter on your shower (or you could even install a whole house filtration system) will remove almost 100 per cent of those carcinogens.
Read more how to alkalize your water at home.
2. Pitch Teflon Pans, Plastic Containers, and Canned Foods
All of these items contain toxic chemicals so pitch your nonstick pans for cast iron cookware.
Never use plastic containers to cook or to heat food in the microwave, use glass instead.
Then forget canned foods and stick to either glass containers or cook it fresh.
Simple changes that will remove many toxins from your home.
3. Remove Your Shoes
The Japanese have the right idea. It’s a custom in their country to remove your shoes at the door and put on house slippers that are never worn outside. Why? Think of what is on the bottom of your shoes besides dirt?
Pesticide residues, oil, lead, and countless other chemicals.
Don’t bring all those toxins into the house to begin with, leave them at the door.
4. Keep the Air Clean and Clear
Keep the air inside your home clean and clear but not with those sprays, or gels.
Research shows that women who use canned air fresheners are more likely to develop breast cancer.
So freshen the air in your home naturally with baking soda, natural potpourri, or a simmering pot of water and cinnamon sticks.
5. Ditch Products with Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or Oxybenzone
Among others. These are just a few of the dangerous chemicals that are lurking in your body care products such as shampoo, and lotions. These chemicals cause hormone problems and serious health risks.
Even the EPA admits that there are more than 80,000 chemicals used every day and only a very small portion of them have ever been tested. Don’t let your body be someone else’s guinea pig.
Ditch the chemicals and find more natural alternatives.
Find out if your personal care products are harmful.
6. Throw Out Those Cleaning Chemicals
Those household cleaning chemicals and pesticides that are in the garage and under your kitchen sick are probably one of the biggest sources of carcinogens in your home.
Do you realize that all those toxins are absorbed into your skin while you are cleaning the tub, sink, etc.?
You don’t really need them so throw them out and make your own natural cleansers using baking soda, vinegar, or lemon juice.
The internet is filled with natural cleaning recipes. Use them!
7. Check Your Home For Radon Gas
Radon is a natural, but radioactive gas, formed by the uranium in the earth as it breaks down.
Radon gas can enter your home through tiny cracks in the building materials, through well water, or even through cracks in your homes foundation. Testing is easy and if there is contamination, it’s easier and cheaper to fix than you might think.
Be safe, be sure, buy a testing kit and check your home today.
8. Say No To Electric Blankets
Electric blankets, although warm and cozy, are lined with wiring and metal coils that produce EMF’s.
Sleeping under one is like wearing an antenna all night, asking for overexposure.
Give your electric blanket to your dog (just don’t plug it in) and put a down comforter on your bed if you need added warmth.
9. Switch from Synthetic to Natural Fibers
Synthetic sheets, carpeting, even furniture covers are made from petrochemicals and they are frequently given additional flame retardant chemical treatments.
Change your bedding to organic cotton or linen materials and your carpets for organically made floor coverings like sisal or bamboo.
When you buy new furniture, just say no to those stain resistant sprays they offer.
10. Check Your Toothpaste
Read the label on your toothpaste lately? Almost all of them are full of triclosan, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and fluoride.
None of these chemicals are good for your body. Look for more natural toothpastes or make your own out of baking soda and organic peppermint oil.
The internet is full of natural recipes to clean and whiten your teeth.
11. Sleep Naturally Clean
To help keep the toxins that are inside your mattress use an organic, waterproof cover to keep you from inhaling all those toxic chemicals.
You might also want to consider buying an organic mattress topper as an extra layer of protection.
If it’s time for a new mattress, look for one made out of natural fibers like cotton or wool.
12. Don’t Willingly Eat Carcinogens
We all like to think that we are eating healthy, wholesome foods, but for many people, that is simply not the case.
Whenever you choose to eat prepackaged or processed foods, you are choosing to fill your body with known carcinogens and toxic chemicals.
Eat smart, eat whole, organic foods and watch your health improve with every meal.