Home Detox: 10 Easy Steps to Eliminate Harmful Toxins and Chemical from Your Home
Wednesday, November 14 11:00-11:20 AM – LEARNING LECTURES (MAIN LOBBY / CENTER ATRIUM)
Most of us know that diet, sleep, and exercise are key to our health and well-being. What most of us don’t realize is that our physical environment – what we put on/in our bodies, in our home and in our air and water – is equally essential to good health and avoiding disease. Today,
> 1 in 10 kids is diagnosed with ADHD; chemical exposure is one of the factors attributed to its rise.
> Inside homes, chemicals from paints, pesticides, personal care products and perfumes are found in concentrations 7x’s higher than ambient air & add now add as much to air pollution as cars.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round Up, and its dramatically increased use in wheat harvesting, is linked to the rise of celiac disease, especially in adolescents.
> There are several clear links between our climate’s health and human health – asthma and lung disease to name two.
> Now, it’s confirmed that carbon emissions are sucking the nutrition out of our food.
So, what do all these trends have in common? The health of our environment plays a role in each one. We have all received to a slew of toxic exposures – no two are the same.
In this lecture, you’ll learn more about the link between toxic exposure and our health, how combat the problem and what it takes to create a healthier home environment. You’ll gain usable tips and practical tools to improve your home’s air and water quality, select safer products, and steer clear of indoor pollution. And once put into practice, you’ll improve your family’s health and wellness, save money, and make your home a place where your family can thrive!
Clare Broderick earned her Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She is a registered Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.
As a licensed professional consulting engineer, Ms. Broderick has served hospitals, schools and others by designing energy-efficient and sustainable building systems to allow them to best do their jobs – take care of, heal and educate people. Clare, as a Principal-in-Charge and a Project Manager on design and energy consulting projects, translated all clients’ requirements into creative, sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective building system strategies and designs.
Within her 27-year experience in design practice, she developed lasting relationships with a wide variety of clients and service providers, overseeing engineering design professionals and energy consultants as part of numerous construction projects; many of which achieved LEED certification. Designs include sustainable features such as healing gardens, green roofs, solar power, co-generation, geothermal systems, rainwater containment, natural materials, smart building controls, and more.
Currently, Clare is now using her experience to help individuals, families, and small businesses live better with less toxic chemicals, energy and waste. Clare created Greener Cleaner Living, LLC to share ways to make lifestyles, homes, and small businesses greener and cleaner – benefiting people’s well-being, wallets, and the environment. By working with and focusing on each client individually, Clare helps people adopt simple, personalized, money-saving action plans to make their lives and homes measurably greener and cleaner, and their neighborhoods more livable and sustainable.
Keeping in mind success is always a result of an unwavering team attitude, Ms. Broderick creates healthy collaboration, encourages open dialogue, and nurtures a thriving community at Greener Cleaner Living.