Recently a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology described the annual healthcare costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, toys, cosmetics and pesticides, exceeds $340 billion!
Nearly everything around us in 2016 leaves us exposed to chemicals, they’re everywhere! With that said, there are things we can do at home to reduce our and our families exposure to these chemicals and make our home a haven.
Ok my first tip that I do and could do more of is:
Indoor plants: NASA back in 1989 completed a study into Indoor Air Pollution and plants that can remove specific chemicals from gases released from housing materials and furniture. On average you need about two plants per room in your house to be really effective and only about 22cm big (so it doesn’t need to start looking like a rainforest). I personally love the Peace Lily because one big plant can easily be divided into many, same goes for the spider plant. Hence my collection of indoor plants came from my mother in-law’s garden and house. Below is a basic info graphic and sustainable baby steps has a great guide also.
I have 9 more tips which I will share with you over the next few days to prepare you a healthier new year!!