Do you suffer from chemical sensitivity-your body's overreaction to the myriad of chemicals found in homes, offices, and the pollution commonly found outdoors? Have you made your home a safe haven by removing chemicals from household products, clothing, and even cosmetics and personal products, but now feel isolated because you fear putting yourself at risk from the chemicals found in the homes of family and friends? Chemical sensitivity is difficult to deal with physically, but the isolation it sometimes causes is even harder to bear. Here are 3 solutions to avoid the isolation caused by chemical sensitivity.
- Designate a Safe Room
Ask your family and friends to designate an area that you can visit each time you come to their home. Give them input about the kinds of things in the room that might cause a problem for you and ask that those things be removed permanently or well ahead of your visit to clear the air in that room.
- Invest in a Portable HEPA Air Purifier
A light-weight portable air purifier designed to remove airborne chemicals will allow you to insure that the air in the designated area is free of the pollutants that will cause you problems. Bring the purifier with you on the day of the visit, plug it in where you will be visiting, and relax and enjoy being with family and friends again. Encourage family members to chip in to buy a purifier for your birthday or special occasion that stays in their home, and cleans the air constantly so you can visit whenever you like without hassle. Not only does this help you when you visit, but it makes their home a healthier place as well.
- Use Organic, Fragrance Free, and Natural Products
Over a period of time, as your friends and family gradually refrain from buying products that contain fragrances and buy the unscented versions. Help educate your family and friends about the organic and natural options for everyday products that you have begun to choose for yourself. After all, you are the expert on which products make you most comfortable.
These solutions will help you avoid isolation and see your family and friends in their homes more often, and will also lessen their exposure to the pollutants that cause chemical sensitivity as well.
Take good care, and good luck!
Debbie Davis is President of Purer Air.com which offers portable high efficiency arresting air purifiers for the improvement of indoor air quality. Visit us now to see the light-weight, portable HEPA air purifier designed to remove airborne chemicals-the Austin Air HealthMate Plus JR HEPA Air Purifier, or call our 24 hour customer support line at (800) 997-2989 for expert advice.