What is a toxic-free health centre? junio 5, 2019 The Blue Healthcare proposal is based on a unique private health concept in Spain. One of its features is providing the first toxic-free medical centres in Spain. This means that in the building, furnishing, cleaning and daily running of these centres, all possible measures have been taken to have a positive influence on the health of the patients and staff. We are aware of the close relationship between toxins dispersed in the environment and the possible development of disease, so we have designed our centres and healthcare model to eliminate certain substances that can affect the development of diseases, such as allergies, asthma, food intolerances, central sensitization (fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, chemical sensitivity, electromagnetic hypersensitivity etc.), Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, hyperactivity etc., as well as other illnesses directly or indirectly linked to these environmental factors, such as some types of cancer and autoimmune diseases. These toxic substances are part of our hygiene and clothing (in deodorants or perfumes), our household cleaning (in stain removers or soaps), our diet (in pesticides or flavourings), our furniture and the materials used for building construction (in varnishes or paints) and have a cumulative effect which is potentially dangerous to our health. In Blue Healthcare centres we have excluded these substances by adopting ten key measures: We have taken all measures possible to make sure our clients and staff are not exposed to potentially toxic products found in many laundry detergents, softeners, deodorants, shampoos, perfumes and hairspray used by our staff. These products have been replaced by toxic-free ones, and our staff have a fragrance-free policy. This means that they have attended a short training course on the adverse effects of fragrances on health and they know the right perfume-free products to use for personal care, laundry and cleaning.We use ecological and fragrance free products, rather than conventional ones, to clean the rooms each day.Professional clothes (pajamas, sheets, etc.) are not washed in laundries or with conventional products, and they are not dry cleaned.In our centres we have different types of plants, such as spider plants, which are considered by the UK Flower and Plant Association to be the best indoor plants for their potential to clean the air. They absorb and metabolise air pollutants and use them as food, reducing or eliminating different toxins.The water we use for drinking and cooking is purified by specialised filters that subject the water to a process that gets rid of almost all chemical substances.The water we use to clean, wash, etc., is treated with the ozone sterilization system for its safety and high disinfectant capacity.Our food is organic and free from biological contaminants, chemical contaminants (pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, dyes, preservatives, additives) and metals (mercury, lead, cadmium, cobalt, nickel and zinc). When cooking our food, we avoid using high temperatures so as not to damage the active ingredients or their vitality (vitamins, enzymes etc.).The kitchenware used to prepare the menus does not have the non-stick coatings made from PFOA (perfluoroectanoic acid), PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), aluminium or nickel.We have used building materials, hardwood furniture and decorative features which are free from harmful and potentially toxic varnishes, paints, plastics and fibreboard.