Here’s your hypoallergenic home how to
Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to have a healthier and toxic-free home? Maybe going hypoallergenic is your goal for 2020. Well, MindBodyGreen.com (MGB) is here with a few things to consider if you’re hoping for a new hypoallergenic lifestyle.
Curtail your use of curtains:
According to MGB, fabric in a home is simply a dust trap. You can help limit the amount of dust and dust mites in your home by cutting back on the amount of fabric in your home. While you may not be able to go without carpet, saying goodbye to your drapes is one way to curb the amount of dust in your home.
Why “wood” you use anything else?
See what we did there? Seriously though, real wood floors and furniture is the way to go. Some cheaper woods and composite materials can even contain formaldehyde, which is prone to what’s called off-gassing. Off-gassing is when volatile organic compounds or VOCs are released into the air that we breath.
VOCs should be avoided whenever possible. They can be found in everything from glues and sealants to paint. We’ll let MBG tell you about a little bit more about VOCs though. Nothing can ruin your desire to maintain a hypoallergenic home faster than off-gassing wood floors or dust catching drapes making us sick.
To learn more about VOCs and maintaining a hypoallergenic home from MBG, click here: https://bit.ly/2R6ahN0