Aniko Sziraczki is a Kinesiologist with a background in Psychology, and the founder of Raising Toxin Free Children. She is passionate about children’s health and is devoted to informing parents about toxin-free living to keep their children healthy and well in a natural way. Read more on her ‘toxin free living’ blog at http://raisingtoxinfreechildren.wordpress.com/ She lives in London with her partner and her little girl who is attachment parented and is being raised to be healthy, eco-conscious and a responsible occupant of our beautiful Earth.
Harmful chemicals are present in products we use every day, from our food and cleaning products to our furniture and electronics. Toxins are all around us. For optimal heath, it’s important to reduce our exposure to chemical and toxins. Eliminating toxic products from your home is a lengthy process, so I have created a Top 5 List to reduce your family’s exposure to chemicals and toxins.
1. Take Your Shoes Off
Leave your shoes at the door so outside chemicals don’t come in! By adopting this one easy habit, you will virtually leave thousands of potentially harmful (not to mention disgusting!) chemicals at the door. Just imagine this: you stop at a petrol station to fill up your car where you step into some dripped petrol. You then walk home and step in to your living room where your child is playing. She crawls on the floor to pick up her toy and then she decides she wants some raisins and grabs a handful and puts them in her mouth. She ends up with petrol in her mouth just because you didn’t remove your shoes. Imagine how many chemicals and items of pure disgust you walk through each day with your shoes! You will do your family a world of good just by removing them when you get home.
2. Buy healthier cleaning products!
In order to eliminate nasty chemicals from your house choose natural or toxin free cleaning products; this will leave your family breathing and living healthier. You can pretty much clean your whole home with vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar is effective for killing mold, bacteria, and germs due to its level of acidity. It’s also safe on virtually every surface—even wood, as long as it’s sealed or finished—and it achieves a natural shine. If you need to work on stains or grease, then baking soda is your product.