Home is usually where we feel safest with our nest of creature comforts. It’s where we can make our favorite dishes and cozy up on the couch to relax. And yet, we may not be aware of some unhealthy things lurking in our living spaces.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and indoor pollution while promoting a healthy home for your entire family.
What we drink: From toxic chemicals to microplastics, there’s a lot of invisible contaminants floating in our lakes and rivers that feed our water supply. Municipal water treatment is good, but there are ways to add more filtration to ensure what you are drinking is as clean as possible. One option is the eSpring Water Treatment System, which uses a carbon-block filter to improve the taste, odor, and clarity while eliminating 140 potential health-effect contaminants.
What we breathe: The average American spends about 90 percent of their time indoors, where air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You can also dramatically reduce indoor pollutants in a room with an air purifier. Millions around the world turn to the Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment System, a HEPA-based air purifier that removes 99.99% of airborne particles as small as 0.0024 microns (for reference, a human hair is 100 microns wide) that pass through the system, including 300+ contaminants, like viruses, allergens, bacteria, mold and mildew.
How we clean: One source of bad chemicals can be brought into your home in the form of cleaning products. There are alternatives to using harsh chemicals to clean those surfaces. Amway Home cleaning products use enzymes derived from natural sources such as coconuts, citrus and minerals and can be used on a variety of surfaces, from woodwork to countertops, without leaving harmful residue. We also offer SA8® Laundry Detergent, which cleans clothes safely and completely with ingredients that are readily biodegradable and environmentally sensitive. More than 40 Amway cleaning and laundry products meet the EPA’s Safer Choice Standard and are biodegradable and phosphate free.
The skincare we use: Does your self-care ritual help contribute to your well-being? Look for products with botanical ingredients like Artistry Essentials™ products. The skincare line uses botanicals made from plants, many grown on our Certified Organic farms, that both nourish and protect your outside layer.
How we eat: It’s not just what you eat. How you prepare and cook your food plays an essential role in the level of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber it can deliver to your body. Consider quality products such as iCook™ cookware, which feature Vitalok™ cooking technology to lock in 30 percent more vitamins, nutrients and color.
A few tweaks at home can make a big difference in the quality of your well-being. Paying attention to the water you drink, products you use on your body and how you cook your meal all can add up to better optimal health.