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20 Ways to Detox Your House

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Avoid stain-guarded clothing, furniture and carpets
(due to the presence of PFC’s). Wrinkle free and permanent press fabrics used for clothing and bedding commonly contain formaldehyde – use untreated fabrics where possible.

Be conscious of toxins in carpeting, especially in products made from synthetic materials. Use natural fiber wool & cotton rugs. If possible, replace your wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors, all natural linoleum or ceramic tiles. Use nontoxic glues, adhesives, stains or sealers for installation.

Seal (with a non toxic sealer) or replace particleboard walls, floors or cabinets (which often contain formaldehyde, which can emit irritating and unhealthy fumes for decades). Avoid plywood, fiberglass, fiberboard and paneling.

Avoid harmful pet-care products and avoid toxic pest control (including traditional termite exterminators).

Replace toxic lawn and garden pesticides and herbicides with less harmful natural ones.

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1:34PM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

Some fabulous ideas.

9:32AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Although we know most of these, some had slipped by - thank you!

1:34PM PDT on May 1, 2013

Thanks for this.

Aren't certain plants supposed to be especially good for helping detox an atmosphere? (My peace lily recently gave up the ghost after six years. It had been a birthday present from my dad, so I hope it's not symbolic... I'm wondering what sort of plant to get next.)

2:28AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

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9:39PM PDT on May 2, 2011

I like the no emotional toxicity comment.

7:02PM PST on Jan 15, 2011

Very useful advice. Thanks!

9:22AM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

open your windows and let some wind blow through

7:23PM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

THANKS!
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Thank you!

10:04PM PDT on Sep 11, 2010

Great info!! Thanks!

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