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9 Ways to Detox Your Home

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Sure, you can cleanse your body, but what about your home? The average household can contain between 500 and 1,000 chemicals. Give your sanctuary a clean sweep with these toxin-busting tips.

Crack A Window

Ventilate your place periodically to keep fresh air circulating. Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.

Avoid Plastic

Toxic chemicals can leach from wear and tear, as well as heat, on plastic. Try to replace plastic containers with glass or steel ones. And go easy on microwaving food in plastic.

Dust and Vacuum Often

Dust bunnies attract chemicals and toxins. Vacuum your mattress and furniture often. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

That way, you keep contaminants on the bottom of your shoes outside where they belong.

Ditch Dryer Sheets

They can be loaded with all kinds of toxins such as ammonia – even the fragrance-free kind.

Air Out Dry Cleaning

Remove the bags from your laundered items asap to give chemical solvents from dry cleaning a chance to dissipate. Better yet, air them out outside.

Invest in Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

The weave grabs dirt instead of pushing it around.

Invest in Air-Purifying Plants

Many plants help purify the air. Good choices include rubber plants, spider plants and money plants.

Eat These Organic Fruits and Vegetables When Possible

Some of the worst pesticide-covered culprits include apples, strawberries, grapes, and peaches.

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