This post a part of a sponsored campaign by Seventh Generation and The Motherhood.
Looking for simple ways to make your home more healthy for your family? Seventh Generation and Healthy Child, Healthy World has come up with five simple, affordable actions families can take daily at home to decrease chemical exposure:
Take off your shoes at the door: 85 percent of the dirt in our homes is tracked inside on the bottom of our shoes. It’s not just dirt, but toxics like lead, pesticides, gasoline residue and more. Keep your home safer by taking off your shoes. It’s the public health equivalent of washing your hands.
Buy safer body care: Children are exposed to an average of 27 care product ingredients on a daily basis that have not been found safe for developing bodies. Protect your family’s health by avoiding products with ingredients like parabens, synthetic fragrances & triclosan.
Open a window: People spend about 90 percent of their time inside, but indoor air is typically far more polluted than outside. So, open those windows! Even a few minutes a day can improve indoor air quality.
Eat more whole foods: Processed foods may be convenient, but they’re also loaded with sweeteners, artificial flavors and colorings, and synthetic preservatives. These lack nutrients and many are also linked to health issues like ADHD and even cancer.
Ban the can: Bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone disruptor that has been linked to everything from obesity to cancer, is in the plastic resin that lines most canned goods—from soups to sodas. Look for foods packaged in glass or eat fresh, dried, and frozen options.
For more easy steps, visit the Healthy Child, Healthy World website.
Seventh Generation is giving one Frugal Living NW reader a prize pack filled with Seventh Generation personal care and baby products! My favorite product out of the pack was the Seventh Generation diapers that we tried out — I am amazed at how much liquid those things can hold. I even put Lucy in them overnight and haven’t had a leak!
To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment with what you do to create a healthy home for you and your family. Please leave a valid email address as that’s the only way I can contact you if you’ve won the giveaway!
Comments will close and one winner randomly selected at Noon on Monday, July 1, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours once emailed to reply or another winner will be selected.
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