(NaturalNews) The one place where you can exercise some control over your environment is inside your home or apartment. There's little that can be done to directly eliminate vehicular exhaust, factory or refinery pollution, radiation, chemtrails, and whatever else is being done do destroy the planet and us.
Whatever amount of time we spend indoors should be as clean and chemical free as possible. Even toxic chemical fumes we don't contact physically or consume can leak into your indoor air. There are several ways to create a healthy, green home environment.
Five steps toward a healthy and green household
(1) The first is the easiest. Throw out those toxic commercial non-biodegradable cleansers and detergents and replace them with non-toxic and biodegradable brands, such as 7th Generation. Borax is also safe for indoor use and laundry. There are several from which to choose at health food and Target stores.
Need or want to go cheaply? Use baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) and vinegar for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. Vinegar water and a dash of biodegradable detergent can be used on bare floors and walls.
(2) Steam clean carpeting every couple of months or less, depending on how much in and out traffic volume. Don't use any chemical additives.
Any blankets, bedding, or clothing that requires dry cleaning should go to a dry cleaner that uses wet, CO2, or other non-PERC (perchloroethylene) and other hydrocarbon cleaning agents. Even PERC can get into your indoor air.
Find and eliminate mold, especially black mold. It forms in dark, damp areas and may pollute your place with breathable mold spores that ruin your health. If it's really bad and pervasive, call in a pro to clear it out.
(5) If you or someone in your household is a do-it-yourselfer, find a place to store paints, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, and gasoline that's outside the household.
If your garage is part of your indoor ventilation cycle, it shouldn't go there either. Use an outdoor shed for storage of those toxic and flammable materials. Don't allow toxic herbicides, especially Roundup, to be used on your lawn or garden. There are natural options that you can Google search.
Taking care of your indoor dwelling's environment won't require participating in petitions or demonstrations that are often fruitless and frustrating. Just be diligent about eliminating household toxic materials and using safe alternatives.
Then you'll contribute to the bigger picture by boycotting toxic household goods.