This time of year, when we spend so much time outdoors (especially in Canada after being cooped up all winter), I am reminded of the healing power of fresh outdoor air. I am not a huge fan of air conditioning (of course it can become unavoidable in the dead heat of summer), but after a long winter I need my living space to be filled fresh, good-bacteria-filled air.
I have found that when Baby J’s room gets a fresh infilling of clean air, he sleeps a lot better and is in general a happier baby.
I also find that after being in a space with poor air circulation, I feel a little stuffy and sneezy, and not my best self.
In addition to all this, I am a HUGE fan of Norwex cleaning products. Norwex’s mission is to ‘improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.’ The Norwex website states the following about indoor air pollution, it is quite staggering! Let’s all be mindful of the quality of our indoor air in order to be our best, healthful selves.
Get this, you don’t need a single chemical in your home!
May your space be happy, healthy, and fresh!
Norwex website: ‘About Norwex’, ‘Our Purpose’:
Our Global Challenge
We realized early on that household pollutants negatively impact our health and our environment. Most of the chemicals in products in our homes have never been assessed for their impact on human health. Indoor air pollution is one of the top five highest ranking environmental health problems in America with chemical levels up to 70 times higher than outside. Research and information on the health effects of manufactured chemicals has not kept pace with their development and use.
In the last 50 years, the global production and use of manufactured chemicals has increased substantially. More than 80,000 new chemicals have been created.
Indoor air pollution is one of the top five highest-ranking environmental health problems in America.
Evidence shows homes have chemical levels up to 70 times higher than outside.
Most of the chemicals that people are exposed to every day have never been assessed for their impact on human health.
Parabens utilized in personal care for decades have been shown to have potential harmful effects.
What we do know is the harm chemicals have on humans is extensive. Most concerning are the growing links to chemicals that surround us in everyday life. They are linked to serious diseases such as birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities. Many today believe the extensive use of chemicals indoors contributes to many of our ‘modern’ diseases such as allergies and asthma.
Our mission at Norwex is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. In addition, the Norwex products make cleaning faster and more cost effective than traditional cleaning products.
Let’s do our part!