3 Steps to reduce dangerous toxins in your home today

  1. Get rid of conventional cleaners:
    Most conventional cleaners contain dangerous ingredients including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, harsh acids, and hormone disrupters linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, and eye and respiratory irritation.

    The solution: Use nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners free of synthetic fragrances. Most cleaning jobs can also be done with baking soda and vinegar.

  2. Filter your water:
    The public water supplies in 19 of America’s largest cities delivered drinking water that contained contaminated levels exceeding EPA limits, including rocket fuel, arsenic, lead, fecal waste, and chemical by-products created during water treatment.

    The solution: Get a water filter, and ask your water utility for its "Consumer Confidence Report." But avoid bottled water – most brands are not much better than tap water and the bottles contribute to mountains of waste. Carry and refill your own reusable water bottle instead.

  3. Use care with paints/stains:
    Conventional paints contain three dangerous chemicals: VOCs, fungicides, and biocides.

    The solution: Use super-low or even zero-VOC paints and stains. Look also for "biocide-free" paints and those that use natural pigments. If your home was built before 1970, consider having both your home and your children’s blood lead levels tested. Paint over lead-based paint to minimize dust and chipping.

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