What we breathe inside our homes could be making us sick.
There is an increase of 82% in woman’s asthma over the last decade, due to exposure to household chemicals.
Another study shows 95% of adults and children have tested positive for toxic chemicals in their blood.
Did you know 50% of all illnesses are due to poor indoor air quality?
In my home the kitchen is a place of creativity and conversation, it’s where we start our day and end our day. I try to feed my family healthy meals and with that in mind, I use non-toxic chemicals, utensils and try to minimize using the microwave. If I could, I’d get rid of the microwave altogether.
The House Detox – Kitchen Checklist
So let’s take a look at what quick and easy things you can do to make the kitchen a healthier place to be in.
Toss it out:
Plastic containers, Take out containers, Old plastic cutting boards, plastic drinking bottles
Why toss it out?
Non-Stick Pans contain PTFE, PFC’S which has been associated with Kidney and Testicular Cancer, abnormal hormone levels, obesity and high cholesterol.
Most Plastics contain BPA or Phthalates which are hormone disruptors and linked also to cancer, brain and behaviour changes and reproduction damages.
The House Detox: Kitchen Tips:
Ventilation is key to improving indoor air quality, daily fresh air circulating your home is important, so go ahead and open up those windows.
Keep floors dust free (dust can harbour a cocktail of toxic chemicals)
If you need to use the microwave, make sure you heat the contents in a ceramic/glass and cover with kitchen paper (or nothing at all) as plastic is known for leeching chemicals when heated.