Avoiding Toxicity At Home:
What You Can Do

While we can't avoid all toxicity, we can certainly make choices to limit our exposure, especially in our own homes.

-Use natural cleaning products such as vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and even plain water to clean your home. Check out the Environmental Working Group's Guide to Cleaning here.

-Avoid unnaturally scented products (candles, trash bags, air fresheners, household cleaners) that are often filled with chemicals and can emit as many VOCs as cars do.

-Look for low- or no- VOC products for painting, varnishing, and other household projects.

-Open windows and circulate new air to allow for as much ventilation as possible. The air in our homes can be 2 to 5 times as polluted as the air outside.

-If you are building a home, make sure your contractor is concerned with and experienced in choosing safe, renewable materials.

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