Healthy Home, Healthy Living

Interior Furnishings: The Complete Detox Guide

How we decorate our home and what we buy for it affects the health of our indoor environment. This section is a comprehensive guide to help guide you towards healthier interior design and furnishings. For a more complete overview of how these exposures affect your health, please refer to A to Z of D-Toxing.

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Transform Your Home Into a Sanctuary

Simple tweaks can evolve your home into a restorative space. The articles below can help guide you. The sections further below can help you detox your home.

  1. How home can become your hottest wellness destination
  2. Harnessing the Power of Color to Change Bedroom Dynamics
  3. 5 Simple Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Home
  4. Detox Your Home: 5 Plants to Improve Indoor Air Quality 

Health Issues Associated with Exposures from Interior Furnishings

Below are articles that spotlight healthy issues that have been associated with exposures, which can come from interior furnishings

  1. Respiratory illness
  2. Allergies
  3. Asthma
  4. Cancer
  5. Neurotoxicity

Ingredients of Concern

Below are examples of a few common exposures (chemicals, heavy metals, or EMFs) that are found in interior furnishings.

  1. Chemical Flame Retardants
    1. Flame Retardants: A Historical Summary
    2. PBDE Flame Retardants Are Still Around
    3. You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants
  2. Formaldehyde
    1. Formaldehyde in Furniture
  3. Solvents
    1. Why Choose Low- to No- VOC Solvents?
  4. Lead
    1. How Do I Know If My Tub Has Lead And How Do I Clean It?
  5. PFCs
    1. Phased Out PFCs Stick Around
  6. Phthalates
    1. Consider Phthalates in Furniture

Whole House Water Filtration

Be aware that there are water filtration systems that can filter all water that gets distributed throughout your home.

  1. How to have safe drinking water

Detox Your Homes

Click on any category below to identify another detox tweak that feels manageable for you.

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