“Is my kitchen decor toxic to my health?” This is a question I get asked a lot. People are beginning to look for ways to re-design their kitchens, and they are looking at kitchen design as a huge part of that. In this article we will answer the question, “Is kitchen design going to be a problem for me in the future?”
The first thing that I recommend is to have a well thought out kitchen design. You don’t want to have your kitchen design “flown” in the design department by your friends and family. You want them to love your kitchen and how you designed it. If you have a good theme and the right accessories, it can also make it easier to keep track of what is going in the kitchen. This is a crucial aspect of kitchen design.
A kitchen with a toxic motif may cause me to have health issues later on down the road. For example, spicy foods and high fat/low fiber foods may increase your heart rate. It is well known that a diet that is high in fat and low in fiber has multiple health benefits. However, your kitchen countertops are one area where you should pay special attention.
Another reason that I say is my kitchen decor is toxic to my health is because I work from home on a computer all day. It is impossible for me to have a kitchen that is free of computer dust and other contaminants. For example, I use a microwave on a daily basis. That is one area where I am very exposed. Also, if I work outside I am going to be exposed to the sun. Both of these things are very toxic to our health.
Computer chemicals are not the only things that are toxic to our health when we are not working in our kitchen. The way kitchen designs are today is very poor. We spend too much time in front of the television and not enough time in our kitchen designing it. My kitchen design has always been poor and now it is even worse.
My kitchen is now filled with ceiling fans, cooking lights, kitchen cabinets that are falling apart, kitchen floors that are so hard it makes me fall on my hands, and yes… I do have mold. I am sure many of you have had this happen in your kitchen. You were doing your kitchen decorating and suddenly some black fungus grows in your kitchen and now you are scared. Can you imagine how many people will ask you, “How was your kitchen decorating?”
What can I do about my toxic kitchen decor? Well, the answer is very simple. You just have to bring back the kitchen decorating glory days. There was a time when kitchen decorating consisted of hanging up a picture of our family on the wall and using old wooden kitchen tables. Kitchen tables were made of cast iron and they were square and very simple.
Now kitchen decorating consists of very expensive materials like marble and granite. We have kitchen islands where we can set our kitchen table and chairs. We have big kitchens that we can design to look like we have lived there for years. Kitchen tables are no longer made of cast iron but glass. And guess what, everything is now made of “green” materials.
Why is my kitchen decor toxic to my health? Because there are too many chemical additives in it. These are very dangerous substances that are added to save time and money. The products that are specially designed to be “green” are not at all safe to use if you want to make sure that your kitchen is safe. These kitchen gadgets usually contain formaldehyde, dyes, artificial preservatives, polyurethane foam and more.
Can my health be damaged if I use these kitchen accessories? Yes, and here is how. If you have a high concentration of these toxic chemicals in your kitchen, which is very likely if you use most kitchen decorating products, then you can cause damage to your lung tissue just by breathing. The effects of long-term exposure to these chemicals include cancer and heart disease. Can my kitchen decorating really be toxic to my health?
Now you know the answer to the question, is my kitchen decor toxic to my health? The answer is yes and here is how you will be able to protect yourself from it. First of all, make sure that you do not use kitchen decorating products that have a high level of toxicity. This will require you to be very cautious when you are choosing kitchen accessories. Also, try to avoid using kitchen decorating products that are made of toxic materials.