Dust Contains Toxins

by Aug 13, 2019

If you follow @cleanmama you know today is dusting day in her weekly plan to help keep your home tidy. This simple practice makes a huge difference in the appearance, feel, and smell of your home. More importantly, it helps make your home #alittlelesstoxic

Dust is a term used to describe an array of particles that collect together and land on surfaces. Dust is made up of organic and inorganic matter. A large percentage of dust is said to be composed of dead skin cells. I know. 🤢 Other than that, dust is pollens, fibers, mold spores, plant particles, dander, dust mites and their feces.. 🤢 I know.

To top that off, the fibers in our homes will undoubtedly contain toxins like formaldehyde and flame retardants that are used on nearly all furniture and carpets. Common dust components will also include paint particles, particles of heavy metals including lead and aluminum, adhesives, bacteria, viruses…

See previous post about fear and don’t freak out. Dusting is a great way to limit toxic exposures. Try and dust at least once a week. Tuesday is my goal. Feather dusters do not keep the dust contained. Microfiber is an excellent tool for this. This handy tool makes it very easy (linked in amazon shop in bio). I use this and/or a microfiber rag and my #alltdustingspray and make my space feel more fresh and my body able to breathe easier.

#tuesdayisdustingday #toxicdust #dust #healthyhome #nontoxichome