Having a healthy home is important to the health of you and your family, especially if there are children in the home. Here are some tips to make your home, a healthier home.
When it comes to having a healthier home, many people overlook the body care products that they have in their home; however, this is also important. Just because a body wash or soap says it is “gentle” or “natural” does not mean that it is. Make sure you read the ingredients on the bottle and try to avoid products that have triclosan, BHA, fragrance, or oxybenzone.
Eat fresh foods and go organic. New Orleans has the Cresent City Farmer’s Market, which is open in different parts of New Orleans on different days, so no matter which part of New Orleans you live in, you can find farm fresh food. Additionally, EWG Shopper’s Guide helps you find organic food.
Filter your tap water. There are many impurities in tap water; however, there are reverse osmosis systems or carbon filter pitchers on the market that you can buy to filter the impurities out of your water. If you have a baby, make sure to use floride-free water.
Do not use non-stick cookware. When non-stick cookware gets to a certain temperature, it can emit toxic fumes. Cook with stainless steel or cast iron.
Use a HEPA-filter vaccum. HEPA-filter vaccums are the best for picking up particles and allergens. Furthermore, take off your shoes when you come in the house so that you do not bring in more dust and allergens.
If you take a few small steps, you can make your home, a healthier home for your whole family, including your children. Having a healthy home environment is important for a child’s growth and health.