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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.