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Ten Steps to a Healthy Home

  • Take your shoes off before you enter the home as this will reduce toxicants like pesticides and traffic-related air pollutants being tracked onto carpets
  • Get rid of the clutter, because it restricts air flow, increases the dust load and encourages house dust mites and pests
  • Use a vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter and motorised head to reduce the allergen load (house dust mites, mould, pet and pest dander) in the home. Read more…
  • Dust your home with a slightly damp microfibre cloth followed by a clean, dry tea towel
  • Reduce the chemical load in your home. Air fresheners, perfume, pesticides, solvents, paints, cleaning and personal care products contribute to poor indoor air quality. Read more…
  • Use the sun to air pillows and mattresses, pet bedding, chopping boards and soft toys.
  • Store food and beverages in glass, stainless steel and lead-free ceramics. Avoid plastics, pewter, highly coloured ceramics, ceramics with a corroded glaze and leaded crystal. Read more…
  • Ensure electrical appliances are at least 1 metre away from your bed, favourite couch and any other areas where you spend time in order to reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields. Read more…
  • Chlorine and fluoride in drinking water are associated with health risks. Use a water filter. Read more…
  • Mould is caused by dampness and moisture. Find the moisture first and then remove the mould with a damp microfibre cloth. Read more…