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7 ways to protect your kids from chemicals in the home

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If you have children running around your home, you know the importance of keeping them healthy and safe. Every parent wants their child to be able to learn and play in a safe environment. Although many things are obvious to most of us such as putting those little plastic safety plugs in the outlets and keeping cutlery out of reach, there are many other not so obvious dangers our children may face as well. Here are 7 simple ways you can protect your kids from chemicals in your home.

1. Get rid of dust.

Not only can dust irritate childrenís allergies, but it can also collect traces of metals like lead and trace chemicals from fire retardants or pesticides. The best way to alleviate this problem is through frequent vacuuming and using a HEPA filter. Also, make it a habit to remove shoes when entering your house to cut down on the amount of dirt which enters your home in the first place. Be sure to wet dust furniture and fixtures often as well.

2. Avoid toxic fire retardant which is sprayed on many household items.

Most items that are bought in stores have been treated with this chemical. A better alternative is to purchase eco-friendly items which have not been exposed to the fire retardant. If you are unsure if an item your child is frequently exposed to is treated with this, you should go to the manufacturerís website or contact them directly.

3. Filter your drinking water.

By using a filter water pitcher prior to drinking or cooking with water, you can remove chlorine and other potential contaminants such as lead or bacteria. Drinking plenty of clean water is essential for developing immune systems as well as everyday good health. With a filtered water pitcher, you can ensure your children always have access to clean water at the convenience of the tap.

4. Choose non-toxic cleaning agents.

A simple internet search will reveal several ways to make your own cleaning solutions or natural alternatives. Also, when using cleaners, be sure to open windows to minimize the fumes which children might inhale. Always keep cleaning products out of reach of children.

5.Use caution when gardening.

Because many gardeners use pesticides and fertilizers to increase their harvest, you and your children should take precautions when working with soil. To minimize the amount of dust and chemicals inhaled, you should wet the soil prior to working in the garden. Additionally, gloves should be worn if possible and hands should be thoroughly washed when finished.

6.Wash those veggies.

When preparing fruit or vegetables for your family, be sure to thoroughly wash them first. Apple cider vinegar is a great natural way to cleanse any pesticide residue off. Just be sure to let the vinegar sit on the vegetables for a few minutes before rinsing.

7.Remodel carefully.

Prior to making any renovations, find out if your home contains any asbestos, lead, or mercury. If so, leave it to the professionals. Donít risk your familyís health by trying to save money.

Although there are many more, these are a few things you can do to help protect your children from harmful chemicals.


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