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Most of us, unless we have severe allergies or sensitivities to chemicals, may not be aware of all the chemicals that surround us in our homes.
But whether or not we know it, toxins — substances that are poisonous or harmful to the body — are everywhere, from the polyurethane we use to finish our floors, to the paint on our walls, the glue used for wallpaper, our upholstery fabrics, rugs and even mattresses.
Toxins can also be found in the products we clean our homes with, and in the A mold is a microscopic fungus that grows and lives on plant or animal matter or on nonorganic objects. Most molds are made up of filaments and reproduce through the... More that may have begun growing in the basement and that can spread its tiny spores, unseen, throughout our living space. Even the water we use to bathe ourselves is usually treated with chlorine, a substance that can cause respiratory problems.
What can we do to create safe home environments in a way that works with our needs and resources? There’s a lot of information out there and it can be difficult to wade through it all.
While it’s hard to completely avoid toxic chemicals, we can take action to reduce our exposure.
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