Published on: Feb 15, 2016
In our ongoing effort to reduce and remove toxic chemicals from our homes and environment, here are four more “Do This, Not That” tips.
The struggle to reduce toxic chemicals in our homes is never-ending, but armed with simple tips and a desire to improve our lives and our health, we can make a difference.
A Very Handy Tool
Conventional spray cleaners are a slurry of toxic chemicals, chemicals never tested for safety in humans—chemicals you end up touching and breathing.
And the results aren’t pretty. Phthalates, triclosan, QUATs, 2-butoxyethanol, synthetic petroleum-based fragrances . . . these and many more are increasingly being linked to a laundry list of diseases—allergies, asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, metabolic syndrome, organ damage and neurotoxicity, among others. No single chemical is the sole culprit; it’s the collective, cumulative effect of this mix of toxins that results in unpredictable health consequences.
What To Do: The Norwex Dusting Mitt is all you need to dust your entire home, without harsh chemicals. Dust furniture, windows, blinds, fireplace mantles, counters and more, quickly and easily, with your Dusting Mitt.
Why Choose Norwex: The magic’s in the microfiber! How? The ultra-soft and fine microfiber is woven into a higher pile for a more powerful static charge to attract and hold dust and dirt. in And the open spaces in the mitt’s ultra-fine fibers allow it to hold much more. And since you’re not using harsh chemicals or waxes, you also get a longer-lasting clean. Much better than expensive sprays and plain cotton cloths that merely smear the dust and dirt around while depositing a fresh layer of toxic goo on everything.
Softer on You and the Environment
As with spray cleaners, fabric softeners and dryer sheets also contain man-made toxins and chemicals such as formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Yes, we all want soft clothes, but at what cost to our family’s health and our environment?
What To Do: The Norwex Fluff and TumbleDryer Balls naturally soften fabric, reduce static and cut drying time as well, all without adding any harsh, toxic chemicals to your clothes, bedding or other items that come into contact with your skin!
Why Choose Norwex: Made of 100% New Zealand wool, the hand-spun balls tumble gently through the laundry, reducing drying time as they naturally flex the fibers in your clothes, giving them a softer feel with less static and fewer wrinkles.
Gain The Upper Hand
Conventional hand cleaners may seem safe but, here again, they typically contain numerous industrial solvents and other questionable chemicals.
What To Do: Instead of harmful, irritating cleaners, try our natural Peppermint Foaming Hand Wash. Non-irritating and non-toxic, it not only cleans hands without chemicals, it also leaves them feeling moisturized and smooth.
Why Norwex Is Better: Our Peppermint Foaming Hand Washcontains no SLS, SLES, triclosan, parabens, synthetic dyes or fragrances, phthalates, PEGs, petroleum-derived ingredients or gluten. Instead, Peppermint, Coconut and Apple extracts combine with Panthenol, Allantoin and Aloe to give your hands a natural clean.
The Last Straw
Did you know that about 500 million plastic straws are used every day? Or that these plastic straws contain numerous harmful, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, toxins that can make their way down into the water table and wreak havoc on nature? What’s worse, plastic straws are one of the top 10 debris items ingested by sea life.
What To Do: Our Stainless Steel Drinking Straws do the trick without any environmental shocks.
Why Choose Norwex: Our set of four drinking straws are made from eco-friendly stainless steel. They’re very durable and reusable and large enough to handle shakes and smoothies, too. Best of all, our Stainless Steel Drinking Straws mean less waste and fewer toxins in your body.
Chemicals come in all types of pretty packages, but the results are often not so desirable. With Norwex by your side, you can make sure your home is a safe haven, one radically free of the countless toxic chemicals that burden our lives and our environment. Check back here often for more tips on how to make your home a safer haven.
Adapted from: http://www.norwexmovement.com/more-do-this-not-that/