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Household Detox

Most households contain lots of different types of chemicals. Chemicals that are used inside include products for cleaning kitchens, chemicals for cleaning bathrooms, floor cleaners, air fresheners and many more. There are also plenty more chemicals that are used outside of the home. You may have fertilisers and weed killers in your garage, as well as car cleaning products. These products aren’t great for our health or the environment. If you were to gather everything together you would see just how many toxic chemicals you have around your home. A home detox is an ideal way to get rid of these nasty chemicals. All of these items need to be correctly handled and disposed of. There are now a lot of Detox your Home events that happen all around Australia. These events are a great way of getting rid of household chemicals. Some of the items accepted are aerosol cans, disinfectants, floor cleaners, paint stripper. Chemicals used around the yard and garage that are accepted include fertiliser, weed killers, fuels, brake fluid and transmission fluid. For a full list of products that are accepted you can visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au. You can also find out information about locations for you to take your unwanted products. Supermarkets now have many different options for environmentally friendly cleaning products. These products are great for the environment. These products are safe to use, non-toxic and come in sustainable packaging. Using environmentally friendly products help reduce the air and water pollution. Opting for the environmentally friendly option is great. It’s best to do your own research and decide for yourself what works best for you. If you have to continue to use chemical products in and around your home, keep in mind our environment. The impact these chemicals have on our environment is growing, not only because of the chemicals but also the plastic packaging they come in. These plastics contribute to the growing landfill issues we are currently facing. Detoxing your home of nasty, toxic chemicals will allow you to breathe easy and you will know you are helping the environment as well as your family.