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If you use dryer sheets the wax builds up on the vent. Take your dryer vent and run water over it, you will be surprised, water will sit in the vent, but the vent looks clear. Take an old toothbrush or any kind of brush, and scrub it with soap and hot water, let dry, and in 30 seconds or less you have a very clean filter. Clogged dryer vents are a leading cause of house fires, and dryer heating elements going out. Add a few years to your dryer, scrub that filter.
1. No shoes in the house (as most household dirt, pesticides & lead come in on your shoes). Go barefoot or wear slippers. Place floor mats vertically by your entryways to wipe your shoes. This way more dirt & residue from your shoes stays outside on the mat 2. Keep the air clean. Keep your windows & doors open as much as possible to ventilate. Use green plants as natural air detoxifiers. Use fresh flowers or bowls of herbs like rosemary & sage to add a pleasant fragrance to rooms. (next page)
Have your air ducts and vents cleaned with nontoxic cleaners. Get a portable air cleaner/purifier, especially for the bedrooms. 3.Replace your skin care & personal products with less toxic and chemical free options. ( Some products are often loaded with toxins)
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