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DAVIDSON: Reducing the Level of Toxins In Your Immediate Environment

You can accomplish quite a lot to improve your immediate environment.

Jeff Davidson

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Joe Biden is forcing the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Agreement, a move which yields little benefits to our nation. We already lead the world in many categories of environmental improvement, at a large monetary cost, while nations such as China and India have done comparatively little.

On a personal basis, you can accomplish quite a lot to improve your immediate surroundings as well. Of the many potential toxins to deal with, here is a handful of areas you can address, right where you are.

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When a gas stove exhibits a continual yellow flame, it’s an indication that it could be adjusted improperly. Call your gas company to adjust your stove burners. You want brilliant blue flame tips. When buying a new stove or gas range, seek those that don’t include a pilot light.

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Ill-vented gas ranges can produce nitrogen dioxide and lead to respiratory problems, so, when shopping for a new stove, go electric. With wood stoves, you want doors that fit snugly. Burn wood that is completely dry, cured, and/or aged. Avoid burning pressure-treated wood, as it is laced with chemicals. Improperly vented or ill-maintained wood stoves can give off toxic particulates, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, or hydrocarbons.

Make It Safe for Santa – If you have a chimney, have it inspected annually. The chimney itself, the flue, and furnaces are collecting places for carbon monoxide. Even if you don’t use the chimney, you could have acquired toxins from earlier owners. When considering a residential purchase, ensure that your home inspector does a thorough job of checking out the chimney, furnaces, and all else that generates heat.

The Pain in the Drain – Biological contaminants can build up wherever there is stagnant water in your home. This includes drain cans, ducts, humidifiers, and in and around insulation, ceiling tiles, and carpet. Viruses, molds, and bacteria breed in stagnant water. Toxic microorganisms are routinely found in homes’ heating and cooling systems, and in humidifiers. Keeping containers and surfaces clean with non-toxic agents such as white vinegar keeps biological contaminants in check.

Sick building, Sick home – Poor ventilation can plague homes as it plagues buildings. Considering the variety of adhesives, wood, carpets, upholstery, and fabrics found in the home, plus pesticides, smoke, and potential nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide generated by gas stoves, fireplaces, wood stoves, and other space heaters, all areas of a house require adequate ventilation.

Nasty Little Buggers

If molds or bacteria are suspected, remove or replace items in your home that have sustained water damage, particularly carpets. Replace them with tile or hardwood floors. Sofas, love seats, and padded chairs with covers that can be removed, washed, and reinstalled are best. Venetian blinds and other blinds that can be cleaned with non-toxic disinfectants are preferable to drapes, which become depositories of dust, mold, and other carcinogens. Also, It’s not a bad idea to have some kind of air filter in rooms throughout the house, especially bedrooms.

Clean and Green? – Odds are that under kitchen and bathroom sinks you store harmful products. What can you do to protect yourself? Avoid products with a danger or warning label. Use rubber gloves whenever working with such products. Also, avoid products that include fragrances. There’s no reason that your home should smell sweet.

You can concoct your own homemade, natural cleaning solutions from baking soda, lemon juice, washing soda, and vinegar. Or, patronize cleaning products that display the Green Seal logo, which certifies that the product is safe for both human health and the environment. If you retain a cleaning service, seek one that is Green Clean certified. Ask what types of products they use. Check out the list of acceptable cleaning products at www.greennetworkers.com.

Food for Thought

Toxins in our food supply are particularly onerous. 45% of high fructose corn syrup contains mercury. Since mercury exposure increases the chances of neurological learning disorders, avoid high fructose corn syrup.

Produce that you buy could be laced with pesticides. So, go organic. Organic food is more expensive on a day-to-day basis, but avoiding serious illness is the ultimate long run cost-saver. Potatoes, apples, and other thin skinned fruits and vegetables are high risk for pesticide contamination. Thus, organic fruits and vegetables are a must.

The fresh foods are always best. Frozen comes in second. Avoid anything that’s been on the shelf too long or preserved by packaging. Choose products that come in boxes or glass, rather than cans.

Wicked Paint Fumes

Paint fumes pose an indoor health challenge. Some paints harbor volatile organic compounds (VOC), which are toxic if inhaled. Large buildups of VOC can lead to the intake of toxins that cause damage to the liver, headaches, decreased coordination, and other issues. Avoid paints that include VOCs, or if you employ them, ensure that you paint in a highly ventilated area.

Other common products such as varnishes, paint thinners, lacquers, enamels, stains, watercolors, and latex, also emit toxic fumes that are best avoided. Read labels carefully. Look for VOC-free products, and work in a well-ventilated area.

It takes time and a certain level of awareness, but you can reduce the level of toxins in your immediate environment, thereby improving your health and the health of those around you.

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And to think it has only been a little over a month!

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Since Joe Biden became president just over a month ago, the border has become weaker than ever and gas prices have shot up dramatically. Thanks, Joe! On top of those couple of things, the guy who can barely string together a coherent sentence also cannot manage to keep his word. From The Federalist: Biden falsely claimed during a February interview with Univision the new administration is merely re-opening migrant camps operational during the Trump administration even as the Biden White House creates new ones. https://twitter.com/BonillaJL/status/1365450210227458051?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1365450210227458051%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2021%2F01%2F22%2Fheres-the-full-list-of-every-lie-joe-biden-has-told-as-president%2F Biden repeated the debunked story rated false even by left-leaning PolitiFact that President Donald Trump recommended during a White House coronavirus press briefing to inject bleach. https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1364295983903965185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1364295983903965185%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2021%2F01%2F22%2Fheres-the-full-list-of-every-lie-joe-biden-has-told-as-president%2F During his visit to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant in mid-February, Biden once again falsely claimed that his administration did not inherit a vaccine plan from former President Donald Trump. https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1362863804930002945?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1362863804930002945%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2021%2F01%2F22%2Fheres-the-full-list-of-every-lie-joe-biden-has-told-as-president%2F Check out the rest of the list at this link.

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CNN Wasted 1.5 Hours on Cruz Cancun Trip, Gave Just 18 Minutes to Cuomo’s 1st Accuser

Par for the course for CNN!

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) took a trip with his family to Cancun, Mexico as the Lone Star State was getting plastered with snow and things were falling apart. The optics weren’t the best. Cruz admitted he made a mistake and returned home the next day. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has been accused of sexually harassing three women. As you might expect, the far-left radicals at CNN want the uninformed to believe that Cruz’s error is a bigger deal than Cuomo’s. LOOK: https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1366427159657611267 Here’s a better look… From Fox News: A third woman has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of unwanted advances. According to The New York Times, 33-year-old Anna Ruch has claimed that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a wedding in 2019. In an interview Monday, she specified that Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back. LOOK: https://twitter.com/evanchill/status/1366551700513906690?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1366551700513906690%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2Fthird-woman-accuses-cuomo

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