How to detox your home

Dr. Amy Myers explains ways to get rid of pollution in your home.

Pollution isn’t just an issue outdoors. It’s also in your home. Dr. Amy Myers with Austin UltraHealth joined Erin Cargile on KXAN News Today Saturday with some tips on how to cut down on indoor pollution in your home.

Tips from Dr. Myers:

  • Filter your water: The 2010 President’s Cancer Report recommended that filtering home tap or well water can decrease exposure to known carcinogens.
  • Use non-toxic or homemade cleaning products: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) found that household cleaners were one of the top ten pet poisons in 2009.
  • Buy organic bedding: We spend around eight hours in bed so opting for organic, chemical-free bedding reduces your risk of contact with fire retardants, pesticides, bleach and dyes.
  • Eat organic fruits and vegetables: Non-organic foods expose you and your family to pesticides, chemical fertilizers and unnecessary growth hormones.

Watch the video for more ways to get rid of pollutants in your home! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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