How to protect yourself from toxins from household chemicals

Do you use artificial air fresheners? One of the things I would like to ban from use are artificial air fresheners. Why them? Because about 95% of the chemicals used in synthetic fragrances come from petroleum (crude oil).

Aleksandra Lišanin, Public Health Specialist, Nutritionist-Dietitian, Functional Medicine Practitioner

These include benzene derivatives (carcinogens), aldehydes, toluene and many other known toxic chemicals associated with cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions.

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Imagine your baby inhaling these chemicals all the time in a store (where I usually smell these artificial scents) or in your house. Imagine yourself and your body.

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Some of the worst toxic ingredients used in lotions, shampoos, laundry detergents, cleaning products and more include synthetic fragrances that are often labeled “elusive fragrance”.

And many of the ingredients you find on the list of ingredients in household chemicals are known or suspected to be endocrine disruptors (disrupt the function of the endocrine system) that can cause weight gain, various autoimmune reactions, and even completely impair health.

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This is one of the most important aspects of the modern age that affects practicality but significantly impairs our health – we are very keen to store large containers of poisons in our homes without thinking, which are marked as products for cleaning, washing, refreshing.

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Find natural alternatives to popular cleaning products. Today, there is a long list of different natural and organic cleaning solutions that serve as an alternative to toxic products.

The strategic use of baking soda and white vinegar, for example, can be used instead of popular cleaners for almost all smooth surfaces – it removes limescale better than any industrial product and is incomparably cheaper.

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The bathroom and kitchen will be shiny and disinfected if you use a solution of vinegar, water and baking soda – be careful when mixing them because they foam intensely.

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Essential oils can be fantastic space fresheners. It has been proven, for example, that the scent of rosemary increases the ability to remember by 75%.

It is similar with other natural oils. They all have some health benefits.

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Putting a little effort into making solutions that serve as natural rivals to toxic chemicals is just one way to naturally detoxify your household.

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