One of the things I read in it was about how there is formaldehyde in so many of our every day items. In our beds, bedding, clothes, shoes, furniture, rugs, and more. So, how did it get there? Alot of our clothes are synthetic, this is one way, also through making them fire retardant.There's no way to wash them out, oh and there is formaldehyde in other products you use, cleaning products, tooth paste, nail polish, and on, and on, and on.
You can do something about your cleaning products, go organic. Along with changing our food to real food we also changed all our cleaning products from what we clean our floors with, to what we clean our selves with. However, we have not gone organic with our clothing, shoes, towels, or bedding.
Not to fret our heavenly Father has created plants that actually clean formaldehyde out of the air, how cool is that. While there are various plants for indoors that can provide cleaner indoor air, we chose the following ones due to easy maintenance.
The plant above is an Ocean Spider this one hangs in our living room. I'm hoping it will cascade over the pot as it grows, if not I will buy a floor pot for it.
Next we chose Golden Devil's Ivy, this plant should not be easily accessible to small children or animals, it is poisonous if eaten. As you can see we also put this one in a hanging basket, but in the kitchen, it's also a climber, and can be trained.
The last one is a Heart Leaf Philodendron it is also a climber. We chose all these plants because they clean the air in our home, and not just formaldehyde, but other toxins as well.
There are no windows in our house that get alot of sunlight, and all of these do not require sun. As a matter of fact at least one should not be in direct sunlight. They also do not require alot of watering, for one of them it can cause root rot.
While we are living in a very toxic world we should do all we can to protect our loved ones, and pets from harmful toxins in our homes.
To learn more about these plants or find others go to House Plants, great site for information.
While the formaldehyde within our household products is small considering how many we come in contact with every day leaves us exposed to its toxins.
So, what kinds of health issues are we looking at? Everything from insomnia to cancer, signs of formaldehyde poisoning resemble allergies, itchy eyes, sinus issues, coughing and others.
This my friends is just another reason to detox, for other reasons to detox, and what we use read my post Why Detox. Don't take my word for it research it for your self, or better yet buy the book. I was surprised at what I read, and how toxic our world really is.
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