Green Your Life

Chemicals and toxins can be found in most areas of the home. While we may be unaware of many of them, they can affect our health and especially the health of our sensitive children; here’s how to green your life. It is wise to take an inventory of your home to gauge the toxic burden, and the list below will help. If it seems overwhelming at first, try making small changes one at a time. Some of the easiest things you can do are to get fresh air, wash hands frequently and filter your tap water. Fresh Air A study by the EPA found significantly higher concentrations of 20 toxic compounds inside homes than outdoors. So, weather permitting, open your windows to circulate fresh air. Try to spend a few minutes outside every day. Exhaust fans in the bath, kitchen and attic can also help. A HEPA-filter vacuum will help remove some of the lead, fire-retardants and other contaminants found…