It’s the time of year when we “settle-in” for long days of winter and all the indoor pollutants that come with tight environments.
Here are 13 easy, simple things you can do to protect the air quality and make it as pure and safe in your house this autumnand fall as possible. Click here to continue reading…
1. Empty your refrigerator tray. It can start looking pretty swampy in there, and the fridge fan blows that moldy yucky air right into your home. After washing with hot soap and water, spray with white distilled vinegar to further sanitize, then rinse with hot water, and finally, spray the tray with a colloidal silver to protect from health-depleting bacteria and mold. Every week you should wipe with distilled vinegar and then use your Antibac Enviro Cloth with embedded silver to kill bacteria.
2. Dust your heaters. When the heat comes on, it isn’t good to smell fried dust. You should make sure you have NEW high quality HEPA-type or allergy air filters. For vents from forced air units, buy a good allergy air filter at a hardware store and cut it to fit inside the vents; be sure to wear a mask and gloves when handling and cutting. Change them every month for those who are extremely sensitive or every two months for those who are not prone to airborne allergies or reactions to keep them from eventually becoming reactive.
3. Check for foreign objects in your heating elements. Anyone with small children knows that plastic objects can find their way into the heating units and next thing you know, everyone is sniffing and wondering, “Why does it smell like burning plastic in here?” Toxic substances! Another thing to remember is that if using portable heaters, before you use them after months of inoperation, you should turn them on outdoors in the patio or in the garage before using them the first time in the winter; this allows dust to burn-off. Wipe any surface you can reach (make sure it’s unplugged) with your Antibac Enviro Cloth to further kill any bacteria; this should be done weekly at least during season of operation.
4. Clean your oil burner or propane heaters. A dirty furnace doesn’t function as well and can emit more harmful carbon monoxide and other undesirable compounds.
5. Clean chimneys. Prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide buildup in your home. Have this done by a professional annually for best protection both from illness and fire.
6. Devise a compost system. When the windows stay closed, molds in the air from fermenting compost can become a problem. Be sure to empty your kitchen compost every day. I spray collodial silver into the air of my kitchen every evening after I cleanup from the evening meal. It not only kills airborne bacteria, it refreshes the room, naturally.
7. Be alert to off-gassing. New products and activities like painting will have more of an effect on your indoor air quality now that the windows are closed. You should always air new carpets or upholstered furniture before putting them in your home or office. If you’re painting, be sure to provide plenty of ventilation, and choose non-toxic NO VOC paints. Keep two windows slightly open at opposite ends of each room to allow for fresh air circulation.
8. Steam-clean your carpets. Get rid of dust, dust-mites and other noxious things so you won’t be inhaling them with every step you take. Avoid any chemicals and spray the clean carpet with colloidal silver, it will kill any bacteria left behind. Better yet, use only hard surface flooring with washable area rugs where needed.
9. Choose your candles wisely. Petroleum-based and lead-wick candles contribute significantly to dangerous levels of indoor air pollution. Buy (or make) candles made from beeswax, soy, or vegetable oils, lead-free wicks, and pure essential-oil fragrances.
10. NO kerosene space heaters, ever! They are lethal. If you need extra heat in a room, consider one of the free-standing electric heaters filled with oil that radiate clean heat. Be sure to wipe clean at least every week with your Antibac Enviro Cloth; it’s so easy and quick and think of all the bacteria and pollutants you’ll prevent from becoming airborne.
11. Make sure you install shower-head filters to avoid dangerous bacteria that sprays directly onto your face and body, especially while your pores are open in the hot water. The filters are easy to install and can be found at most hardware and home improvement stores. Replace the filter every 3 months for those individuals that are hyper-sensitive, for others replace as recommended by the manufacturer but not less than every 4-6 months. There are also “shower-balls” available that filter the water flowing into the tub by hanging the ball over the lever that closes the drain.
12. Replace your plastic shower curtains to those of organic cotton or jute. The research team from the University of Colorado warns that M. avium bacteria, a highly infectious set of microbes, lurk in soap scum on vinyl shower curtains. The researchers sampled 45 showerheads in homes and found that they don’t just harbor the infectious microbes; they enrich their growth. Many stores and online distributors sell cost-effective all cotton shower curtains. Use your decorative curtain on the outside and the washable cotton one inside for maximum protection. I have two cotton curtains so that they can be washed every two weeks and be altered.
13. When possible, purchase a portable professional style air purifier with a multi-filtering HEPA system. This is the type of filtration used in hospitals and health care facilities and used widely by those with multiple allergic response syndromes (E.I., MCS, etc.). You must order one of these specialized filtration devices with the filters specific to your environment and what you need to neutralize. We can custom order one for you in two sizes. The air in the rated spaces cleans the entire area at least 4 times per hour. The largest device covers approximately 1200 sq. ft., the smaller unit about 700 sq. ft. For instance, if you’re in a new building and need to filter building products and finishes, that can be built in at no additional charge, the same as for neutralizing formaldehyde and other toxic substances. It’s truly an investment in staying healthy rather than getting well. I have several of these devices in my home and office and the filters last for approximately four years before they need replacement. Delivery is two weeks and is drop-shipped directly from the manufacturer. If you need assistance in deciding what and how many chemicals and pollutants you can filter with these custom filters, drop me an email at
WSBR@gloriagilbere.com and provide me with a phone number and best time to reach you and I will call to assist in ordering the most comprehensive custom filter for your needs. These devices should be ordered by a health professional. Please do not use this email address for any other business or health questions.
I never use or recommend an air purification system that emits ozone because, in every case I’ve observed, it has dried out the mucous membranes and caused serious infections in the sinuses and lungs. Many ads claim their “ionized” air is healthy, the way I’ve seen it, that hasn’t been the case. Ionization is meant to filter the air, for instance, after a flood and then the room must be aired out several days before people and pets can safely return to the room or area. It is NOT meant to be used while being inhabited.
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Dr. Gloria Gilbère (aka Dr. G), N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D., EcoErgonomist,
Creator of certificated courses to become a Wholistic Rejuvenist™ (CWR) and for post-graduate education for health professionals. Go to www.gloriagilbere.com and click on Wholistic Skin & Body Rejuvenation (WSBR™) for course outline. Available on-site at worldwide locations, and via distance-learning at your convenience globally.
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