5 Things in Your Home that Are Making You Sick

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Everything from toxic cleaning products to poor indoor air quality can be making you and your family sick.
Air Date: 5/14/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Ron and Lisa Beres, Certified Green Building Professionals
Ron and Lisa Beres are Certified Green Building Professionals, Building Biologists and published authors of several books including, Just GREEN It! and the children's book, My Body My House. In addition to testing the health of homes, their consulting business includes celebrities and Fortune 500's. They are award winning television media experts and have appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, The Suzanne Show, The Doctors, Fox & Friends, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, Discovery's Greenovate and Chelsea Lately on E!
  • Book Title: Just GREEN It! Simple Swaps to Save the Planet + Your Health
  • Guest Twitter Account: @RonandLisa
5 Things in Your Home that Are Making You Sick
Did you know that one of the top five environmental risks in the U.S. is poor indoor air quality?

This is especially crucial now, just after winter when your house has been closed off from the fresh outside air.

It's time to let your home breathe: open your doors and windows to let fresh air in.

Also, it's important to check your furnace filter and change it once every season to make sure you're not recirculating dangerous toxins throughout your home.

Another culprit that could possibly be making you sick? Toxic cleaning products, from dusting sprays to toilet cleaners.

Look for green products that have been certified in order to avoid this risk. You can also make your own cleaning products with simple ingredients found right in your own kitchen.

You should also try to reduce electro-magnetic pollution. This includes radio frequencies, magnetic fields and the wiring in your house. These can all affect your sleep and immune system.

Ron and Lisa Beres, Certified Green Building Professionals and Building Biologists, join Andrea and Lisa to discuss the top things in your home that are making you sick, as well as ways to eliminate the risk.

Top 5 Things in Your Home that Are Making You Sick:
  • Toxic Cleaning Products
  • Unhealthy Bedding
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality
  • Water (drinking & bathing)
  • EMF's: Electromagnetic Fields