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Our environment is becoming more and more polluted with harmful chemicals and toxins, which demand body detox. Having a regular body detox diet, i.e., every 3 months, can effectively protect you from harmful toxins. Here, it is of importance to note how to avoid harmful substances in our environment.
Many paints, fuels, paint strippers, gases, and permanent type markers contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which when inhaled, cause nausea, drowsiness, and may even result in cancer on continuous exposure. So, it is better to use organic paints (water-based), sealants, and markers.
Another significant fact is that most carpets are treated with pesticides and dyes which give off harmful vapors that enter our body during inhalation or through the skin. Almost all carpets contain styrene, a carcinogen, on their latex backing. Carpets too may contain VOCs and formaldehyde which cause irritation. The adhesive used on office carpets contains 4-PC (4-phenylcyclohexene) which causes ‘sick-building’ syndrome. It is best to use hessian-backed carpets and those made of organic wool, hemp, or cotton that come without stain protectors.
Again, beware of the stuffing in your sofa cushions. Avoid polyurethane stuffing. Always select cotton/wool stuffing and if both are unavailable, go for polyester filling.
It is better to avoid manufactured woods like chipboard or MDF, as these contain synthetic urea formaldehyde resin. Fumes may leak out from these continuously. Lindane treatment for timbers is now banned, as they are likely to cause breast cancer. But they are likely to be found in older wooden products. Another harmful treatment is with PCP and insecticides. You can always opt to having organic wood, as they are treated only with natural chemicals like borax and beeswax.
We are regularly using fabrics in the form of clothes we wear and bed linen we use to sleep at night. Synthetic fabrics like nylon and rayon are made using a lot of chemicals, and same is the case with conventional cotton. So, it is best to use organic hemp or cotton. These are produced naturally employing plant and mineral-based dyes.
You should make it a point to periodically check your oil and gas fires with the help of a professional engineer to avoid slow poisoning over the years. Often, faulty heaters may emit carbon monoxide to the surrounding atmosphere, bringing about death.
Thus, it is vital to pursue a healthy body detox diet which stands as a wall protecting you from the harmful chemicals and toxins.