“Home is where the heart is.” This well-known expression indicates that home is somewhere that is both desirable, and that exists in the mind’s eye as much as in a particular physical location.
A home is important for every human
It’s is a place where people can go back. Usually, people are relaxed at home, and they cherish their home very much. I believe that people have their own homes, both physically and mentally.
You do not have to be wealthy or have a large house to create a space that constantly reminds you of your own deepest values and hopes and inspires you to realize them.
Useful items which every healthy house should have
The consequences of how we live can affect our healthy homes. In this post, We are sharing a few important products that you need to own to create a safe and healthy environment for your family.
1. Himalayan salt lamp
Himalayan salt lamps are made from pure, food grade Himalayan salt crystals. While they provide a relaxing, warm glow, they also emit the same healthy negative ions as a nice walk along the ocean. Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., told WebMD:
Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.
2. Air purifier
From bacteria-laden household surfaces and household pollutants that cause allergies, an air purifier is a smart addition to your home.
3. A cast iron skillet
Though a nonstick pan makes for easy cleanup, they may contain certain chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which has been deemed “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.
4. Cooking utensils
You should also avoid cooking utensils that have cheap, chemical-ridden coatings or are made with toxic glues and adhesives that can leak into your food.
Plants have become a hot home addition in recent years, from the no-fuss succulents to the drapey golden pothos. Beyond their beauty are some incredible health benefits, including the reduced levels of carbon dioxide, certain pollutants, and airborne dust.
6. An organic mattress
Generic mattresses can be a major source of chemical exposure, especially when manufacturers use highly toxic, flame-retardant chemicals including polybrominated diphenyl ether, or PBDE. PBDEs are associated with brain and reproductive damage, thyroid problems, and even cancer.
7. Greener textiles
Synthetic fabrics including nylon, rayon, and polyester are petroleum-based, which means they take a lot of energy to produce and suck up non-renewable resources. There are many great eco-fibers to choose from and include materials like organic or recycled cotton, wool, hemp, and flax (linen).
Easy steps to build a healthy house
Everyone’s living space is different, and there are some aspects you can’t control, but you can make a few easy tweaks that can help improve the health of your home.
1. Elimiminate ground contact to minimize moisture infiltration and mold growth.
2. Use fast, efficient panelized construction with formaldehyde-free sheathing.
3. Insulate well (with 2-in. XPS foam on the exterior and open-cell spray foam inside the wall cavities).
4. Install fiber-cement siding over furring strips for a durable rainscreen siding assembly.
5. Use the best materials for a durable and weatherproof roof.
6. Use passive solar and hydroinic heating; forced-air heating systems can circulate dust and other contaminants.
7. Use mechanical ventilation to provide fresh, clean air to the home.
8. Install a whole-house water filter.
Why is home so important to us, then? Because for better or worse, by presence or absence, it is a crucial point of reference — in memory, feeling, and imagination — for inventing the story of ourselves, our life-narrative, for understanding our place in time.
But it is also a vital link through which we connect with others and with the world and the universe at large.
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