Are you overwhelmed by the dangers presented by toxic indoor chemicals? If so, you’ll appreciate this simple infographic approach to eliminating four of the top chemical threats in your home. This graphic, first syndicated by Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc, offers simple solutions to rid your home of BPA plastics, toxic cleaning products, and unhealthy hand soaps, along with chemical-free alternatives to indoor air fresheners.
Some parents may not know about the risks associated with plastic. Hard plastics often contain BPA, which may cause brain and behavior issues in babies and young children. The infographic helps you easily understand which plastics you should avoid and which ones to use instead. Next, you’ll find a brief list of toxic chemicals to avoid in your cleaning products, and some organic alternatives to keep on hand instead. For healthy indoor air, skip the chemical air fresheners that might contain phthalates and other dangerous chemicals. Choose natural solutions like replacing your HVAC filters instead. Finally, toss out hand soaps that might contain fragrances or antibacterial ingredients with simpler, gentler products, and teach your kids to wash for 20 seconds at a time to prevent illness.
Most parents are eager to eliminate carcinogens, hormone disruptors, allergens, and other noxious chemicals from their homes. But, it can be hard to understand exactly which products to avoid, and even harder to figure out what products are safe to use. That’s why this simple graphic approach that focuses on solutions is such a welcome approach.