Are you striving to rid your home of toxins and allergens? It’s easy to get confused by conflicting advice and scientific jargon regarding household chemicals. That’s why this infographic approach, first syndicated by Coastal Heating & Air, is so refreshing. The graphic summarizes four of the top toxins that threaten your family’s health, clearly telling you which ingredients to watch out for and offering advice on healthier alternatives.
The risks of BPA in hard plastics, including their potential to cause brain and behavior issues in babies and young children, are becoming well known. However, many people have no idea how to tell which plastics contain BPA. The graphic shows you how to tell which plastics to avoid by looking at their recycling numbers, and advises you on which ones are safer to use as well. There’s an equally concise list of ingredients to avoid in household cleaning products, and organic alternatives to keep on hand for gentler cleaning. The graphic also advises you on chemical-free options for keeping your indoor air fresh and your kids’ hands germ-free without scented products that can contain phthalates or aggravate kids’ allergies.
If you’ve felt overwhelmed by the potential dangers of indoor chemical pollutants, you’ll appreciate this simple graphic approach that includes a simple solution for each potential problem. Eliminating these four serious threats from your house — BPA plastics, toxic cleaning products, chemical air fresheners, and noxious hand soaps — will go a long way toward making your home a healthier place to live and breathe.