From cleaning products to chemically-treated flooring and furniture, there are potential sources of air pollution in just about every room of your house. According to the EPA, the quality of the air in your home is 2-5 times worse than outdoors, and the World Health Organization lists air pollution as the 4th greatest health risk in the world, behind only heart disease, diet, and smoking.
But most of us don’t know what pollution is in our home’s air or how to get rid of it. The range of indoor air pollutants includes VOCs, phthalates, PBDEs, mold, pollen, pet dander, radon, and more. Most of these are easily inhaled and can pass into the bloodstream, and even cross the blood-brain barrier and serious problems such as asthma, lung infections, or even lung cancer have been linked to their exposure.
Because children, elders and people with illnesses are particularly sensitive to indoor pollution, getting the toxins out of your air at home is just as important as getting them out of your food and water. It makes sense to improve your indoor air quality as part of any comprehensive plan to protect your family, manage illness or improve your health.
A Healthy Home is a Non-Toxic Home
It’s hard to know how best to clean the air in your home if you don’t know what exactly is polluting it! For example, you would approach getting rid of mold or dust mites completely differently than you would approach eliminating toxins from cleaning products or gas-fired appliances.
The HomeLab Healthy Home Program was designed to help you identify the specific pollutants in your home, then give you a specific plan for removing them. After you create a home profile and note key activities that can impact your home’s health, HomeLab’s building scientists will then provide a tailored healthy home plan for you, starting with no-cost activities. These DIY tips alone can remove up to 40% of toxins and pollutants in a home.
Before I used Homelab’s Plus program, I had no idea there were huge, toxic VOC spikes in my bedroom every night, most likely coming from newer carpet offgassing in a closed up room. But by following Homelab’s basic recommendations for that room, I was able to cut the VOCs down by over 80%. And, to my surprise, my regular nighttime congestion just went away and I started sleeping so much better!
HomeLab has been generous enough to offer one of their awesome Healthy Home Programs to a lucky Small Footprint Family reader in this month’s giveaway!
The Healthy Home Program is worth $99, and includes:
- A tailored healthy home plan from HomeLab’s Home Doctors which you can access via the computer or the HomeLab app anytime.
- A customized Home Fitness activity routine to help you eliminate the activities that are creating toxins and pollutants in your home. The Home Fitness routine alone can remove up to 40% of your toxins and pollutants!
- A personal Home Detox plan to remove toxic sources and prevent pollution from coming inside. HomeLab’s Home Doctors will assess your home’s structure, gas appliances, flooring, beds, furniture and other key home items that emit, offgas, or allow pollutants in, and then guide you through each recommendation, making it easy to create a healthy home.
A Win for Everyone!
While there can only be one prize winner in this particular giveaway, you can give yourself and your family the gift of a truly healthy home this year. HomeLab is offering SFF readers 25% off all their Healthy Home Programs, so you can discover what toxins are lurking in your home’s air and get rid of them once and for all.
The Plus program and regular air monitoring has helped make a huge difference for the air quality in my home. e are all literally breathing easier now, and I recommend it highly!
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There are multiple ways to get more entries in this giveaway, so don’t miss the free ebook at HomeLab or the chance to share the giveaway (and the huge discount) with friends who would like a healthy, non-toxic home, too.
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