We are increasingly aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle: exercise, eat organic food, etc, however, in many occasions, we forget that the environment in which we live is key in the detoxification process. We spend a third of our lives in our bedroom, and although it may not appear so to the naked eye, may be very contaminated.
Make your bedroom is free of carcinogens
1 – particle
You should not keep at home any kind of furniture made of particle board or melamine, and especially in the bedroom.
To manufacture these parts using resins and other types of “glue”. The chemical is most troubling is the formaldehyde, which can aggravate asthma and other lung infections, irritate mucous membrane, cause dermatitis, headaches, allergies, nausea and in addition, has been directly linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (throat cancer).
2 – Furniture artificial leather
To have furniture made of synthetic leather is also not a good idea. Often, to make is used polyvinyl chloride (PVC), considered one of the plastics more dangerous. To get this material to be flexible, are used plasticisers toxic substances, like phthalates, that are known to be endocrine disruptors.
3 – Linen of man-made materials
The basis for most synthetic fabrics is a liquid made from coal, oil or natural gas. This fluid is forced to pass through the fine holes of a nozzle, called a row. As the liquid goes out through the holes, it will cool and solidify in the form of small threads. And finally, these threads are woven together to form the fabric.
Synthetic materials in general, such as acrylic, nylon or polyester are made from thermoplastics. These fabrics emit plastic molecules that are heated, making you inhale plastic and formaldehyde.
These chemicals can also be absorbed directly through the skin. And in addition, to make the garments more durable and resistant to wrinkles and stains, is used perfluorochemicals (PFCS).
Bet for the clothing made with natural or organic materials.
4 – bed Linen of man-made materials
Many people make the mistake of assuming that cotton is the most secure option among the synthetic. However, it uses 25% of insecticides and 14% of the pesticides in the world. The ideal is to replace your bedding materials like organic cotton, linen, hemp or even wool, for blankets and comforters.
5 – Curtains chemically treated
The curtains hide dust, pollen and other allergens. If you can, remove the curtains and substitúyelas by other fabric organic. Wood blinds can also be a good option.
6 – air Cleaner
An air filter for the whole house is a very good investment. But if you think too much, you can buy one laptop and go to moving it from one room to another. Look for one that has HEPA filtration and make sure that it does not produce ozone.
7 – Mattress
The mattresses are conventional are sprayed with chemical flame retardants and stain-resistant. Many even are made of foam, which can emit gases for years.
If you cannot afford the luxury of changing the mattress, you can consider putting a sleeve in a fabric of metal barrier.
8 – electronic Devices
If you have in your room a television, computer or other electronic devices, you should change them from room to room. The electronic devices can disrupt sleep patterns.
9 – Shoes
Ideally, your bedroom is an area free of shoes. The shoes that you use for going out on the street, too , remains of pollen, dirt and chemicals. The ideal thing is that once you enter the house, change them for slippers to be at home to avoid all that suciedas you have in your home.
10 – Paints without VOC
When you go to paint your room, choose a paint with no VOC (volatile organic compounds). VOCS are compounds that are unstable that contain carbon and that evaporate easily in the air.
When they come in contact with the air, they react with other elements to produce ozone, that causes air pollution and a number of health problems such as respiratory problems, headache, burning, watery eyes and nausea.