Time to Detox your Home
Detoxing is high on the agenda for many of us after the Christmas excesses. We routinely put in place detox goals for our bodies to help us on a leaner, cleaner path to a healthier lifestyle. There is always plenty of good advice available from health professionals and experts as well as oodles of advice on-line.
But how often do we do anything about the toxins in our own homes? Did you know that many common household products, body-care and cleaning products are increasingly found to have negative health effects. Smart meters, smart technology and always on Wi-Fi in our kitchens, livings rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms, even in our beds… no less. What toxic home environments are we creating? These things can impact on our nervous and immune systems, reproductive systems and on our endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Air quality in the Healthy Home
With the proliferation of un-labeled chemicals entering our homes in such guises as fire retardants, colour dyes, paints, cleaning products, children’s toys, non-stick pots and pans etc. The quality of air in the home is becoming ever more toxic. The introduction of air sealed double glazed windows without adequate ventilation hasn’t helped and this problem is further exasperated with our ever-more airtight buildings. The average home contains up to 1000 chemicals and is deemed to be up to 5 times more toxic than outside air. Further more, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Did you know that Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma in the world? I wonder why?
Detoxing the body is naturally important. Home detoxing is equally important because the home environment affects all the family particularly the small ones. Detoxing the globe will have to wait. Well wait a minute; if we detox the body and the home we may well detox the Earth as well. This is a win win scenario.
Home Detox Workshop
At Watt Footprint located in the National Ecology Center at Sonairte, Laytown, Co.Meath we are running a series of Home Detox Workshops commencing January 2017. leading towards more sustainable living, with better air quality in a more healthy home.If you would like to attend please send your name and email to watt footprint’s contact us page, see attached link (http://wattfootprint.com/contact-us/)