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Clean Air + What to Avoid!

By April 28, 2020No Comments

☀️Earth Day ?- Air Quality

Did you know❓
The EPA states, “The air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.”(1)

These items causing pollution in your home can be mold, bacteria, VOCs, dust mites, pet dander, virus carriers, smog, smoke, and more.

Here are some easy swaps to help get rid of these toxins in your home:

1️⃣Air filters for your HVAC-
Changing your air filters out regularly is one of the most important steps in keeping your air in the home clean. Filter Time is my new favorite company for air filters. Because:
??Their filters can remove:
Pollen, dust, mold, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, VOCs, odors, cooking oil, virus carriers, smoke & smog.
??BEST PART – they deliver to your front door step when it’s time to replace your air filter. You don’t have to remember when you changed it last or when the next time is to replace it??
Use JUSTINGREDIENTS for 10% off your first month: https://www.filtertime.com/

2️⃣Plants –
A NASA study showed that many plants remove things like toluene, benzene, formaldehyde releasors, and more from the air (2)

3️⃣Opening doors and windows-
The air in our homes can get stagnant. Letting in new fresh air in for as little as 15 mins can help the air flow in your home.

Things to avoid:

??Some household cleaners-
“Many cleaning supplies or household products can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems, including cancer. Some products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs).”(3)
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??Some candles, wax melts, or plug-ins-
In one study, the average number of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted from products containing fragrances was 17. Each product emitted 1–8 toxic or hazardous chemicals, and close to half (44%) generated at least 1 of 24 carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants, such as acetaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, or methylene chloride. According to the EPA, “these hazardous air pollutants have no safe exposure level”. (4)

Can you feel the difference in your home when you use better choice air filtration options? Share your experience with me in the comments!

Want more?

For our favorite quarantine homemade snacks, click HERE.

For better choice ingredients to make Ramen Soup, click HERE.

Ask yourself, “What do I need?” – Click HERE for my full post.

For two weeks of veggie packed meals, click HERE.

For all of my cheat sheets and guides, click HERE.

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