9 Tips To Reduce Your Chemical Exposure
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
As a child, you were most likely taught about “stranger danger.”
Plain and simple, DO NOT talk to strangers. Right?
Well, I hate to break it to you, but you are most likely participating in the BIGGEST case of “stranger danger” of your life right NOW.
Who is the stranger?
What is the danger?
They are bombarding you from multiple angles every day. From the food you eat to the air you breath, your chemical exposure could be overloading your body and negatively impacting your health.
Use These 9 Tips To Reduce Your Chemicals Exposure:
||STOP using plastic water bottles
- Avoid using plastics marked “PC” for polycarbonate
- Also avoid bottles marked with recycling label “7”
USE: Bottles made of food-grade stainless steel or glass
||Do NOT microwave foods in plastic
- Releases nasty chemicals that are absorbed into your food
- If you must microwave, choose glass containers
TIP: Consider ditching your microwave for good because it zaps nutrients, creates carcinogens and changes the makeup of your food – yikes! Read more HERE.
||Get to know your local farmers
- Opt for locally sourced foods
- Produced with the least amount of pesticides and herbicides
CHECK IT OUT: Visit your local farmer’s market and start purchasing organic fruits and veggies there
||Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
- Reduces toxic dust and residues on surfaces
- These residues are often odorless, but can get caught on your furniture, textiles and electronics
TIP: You can use essential oils to safely clean your home
||Minimize your use of canned, prepared and processed FOODS
- Cans are often lined with a coating that contains BPA
- Processed foods contain artificial ingredients
- Chemical-based flavors
- You don’t know WHAT is in your food when you pick up already prepared meals
STAY SAFE: Prepare meals at home with locally bought fresh foods
||Ventilate your home
- Install HEPA filters if possible
- Change your heating and air conditioning filters every 3-6 months
- Get ducts cleaned yearly
- Avoid air fresheners and plug-in room scents
TIP: Open up your windows and allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home DAILY
||Ditch plastic food containers and plastic wrap
- Avoid storing food in plastic containers that have the recycling code “3”
USE: Glass containers, check out these great tips to help you cut plastic out of your life
||Replace toxic household chemicals
- Use alternatives that are free from synthetic chemicals
- Beauty products
- Cleaning supplies
LOOK FOR: Products with the USDA organic seal or make your own safe natural household cleaners
||Keep plants in your home
- Naturally detoxify the environment
- Spider plants
- Aloe vera
- Gerber daisies
- English ivies
- Boston ferns
TIP: Using plants in your bedroom can help you get better sleep!
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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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