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.
-Avoid unnaturally scented products (candles, trash bags, air fresheners, household cleaners) that are often filled with chemicals.
-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.
-If you are building a home, make sure your contractor is concerned with and experienced in choosing safe, renewable materials.