“Tak[e] off your shoes. There's a lot packed into your shoe treads - among the pollutants: lead dust, animal feces, and chemicals, including fertilizers and pesticides. When you leave your shoes at the door, you're also leaving these contaminants at the door instead of tracking them all over your home.”I was instantly motivated to always (not just sometimes) remove my shoes at the door, but I don’t want all that toxicity in my home at all. A toxin bouncer at your doorstep Shortly after reading the GOOP article I learned about Debbie Greenspan, another savvy mom on a pretox mission to eliminate household toxins by ‘trapping’ them at the front doorstep. The logical first step in doing this is literally setting up a barrier at the front door. That is the smart thinking behind this mom's plan to develop a front door toxin trap. Greenspan, a lifelong allergy and asthma sufferer was driven to the research to protect her young children. She created a mat that apparently traps and neutralizes toxins, microbes, fungus and allergens right in it’s fibres, without poison or more harsh chemicals. Check out the Dr. Doormat website for a video of how it does this.
Source: GOOP Newsletter
“90% of the harmful toxins, pollutants and dirt that enter your house do so right on the bottom of your shoes! Every time you step on your common doormat, you not only step into a reservoir of microbes that grow and infest your mat; the mat also acts as a springboard for the microbes and pollutants to contaminate the soles of your shoes and transport all the pollutants into your home." Source: Dr.Doormat.comCool things about Dr. Doormat
- Made from natural & sustainable products
- Raised little round brushes help clean out the nooks & crannies on the bottom of your shoes
- Very stylish (with a trendy chrome plate in the corner)