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Creating A Greener & Healthier Home WORDS BY AVENUE 555 Most of us are concerned about

Unbeknownst to most of us, we

choose from that are suitable

the effect that we are having on

have for years, been filling our

for

our planet and do our bit towards

homes with potentially toxic

washable, durable and, as they

reducing our carbon footprint.

materials that are not only harmful

are completely non-toxic, they

Many

recycle

in their manufacture and use to

immediately

regularly and have given up using

the planet, but also to ourselves

quality in your home. These

plastic bags for shopping, opting

when placed in our homes.

natural paints are also very kind

people

now

all

painted

improve

surfaces;

the

air

to the environment in general.

instead for the much nicer reusable bags. Our cars are checked

To

annually for emissions and new

environment and enhance your

For flooring, look for the carpets

models are far more efficient and

quality of life, use green eco-

made from natural plant fibres or

environmentally

All

friendly decor and furnishings. By

wool. Other carpets are produced

good, basic steps in trying to make

choosing these readily available

using materials derived from

our world a better place to live

products you can greatly enhance

petroleum which is a pollutant;

in, but are we doing enough? Do

the air quality in your home which

most of us will have noticed the

we give as much thought to what

is obviously good for your health.

chemical smell coming from a

cleaner.

damage we may inadvertently be doing to our health by our choice decor

of in

furnishings our

own

and

homes?

improve

your

home

newly laid conventional carpet. When re-decorating use paints

This is not the case with those

that are chemical, heavy metal

made from natural fibres, which

and volatile organic compound

produce no pollutants during

(VOC) free. There are plenty to

either manufacture or daily use


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