12 Apps and Gadgets to Make Your Home Healthier

Sometimes you need a little help to keep your home dirt- and germ-free. Check out our list of top tech apps and gadgets to help keep your home tidy.

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Automatic Dustpan

You can keep sweep but never seem to get all the dust in the dustpan. Enter automatic dustpan. This dustpan hooks up to your central vacuum system and sucks the dust into the wall and out of sight. 

Think Dirty Phone App

Your lipstick or face cream may be carcinogenic. Plug your personal care products into the Think Dirty app that rates items based on the reported toxicity of their ingredients, so you can choose the safest products.

Dyson Humidifier

Thanks to an ultraviolet light that hits the mist before it leaves the machine, Dyson's humidifier aims to destroy 99.9% of bacteria that humidifiers often breed. 

Water Filter

This is a far cry from a plastic pitcher. With its glass body, petroleum-free filter casing and coconut carbon filter, the Soma filter is the ultimate water purifier, all while looking stylish.

Lapka Phone App

This miniature environment monitor works with an iPhone to detect radiation and electromagnetic fields in your environment. It also detects whether your food is organic by plugging a probe into the food in question. 

Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

Instead of beeping, this smoke and carbon monoxide detector both speaks aloud and notifies you via app if it picks up a problem — and tells you which room the trouble is coming from. It also specifies whether it's an emergency like a fire or a heads-up like burning food.

Leeo Plug-In

This plug-in gadget works with your existing smoke and monoxide detectors, and contacts your phone (and your emergency contacts' phones), so you'll know if the alarms go off while you're away.

Pelican Water System

Chlorine is a must to keep you from getting sick in a swimming pool, but you don't want it in your drinking and shower water. Pelican's whole-house water filters and softeners remove chlorine, sediments, pesticides and other water contaminants.

Kohler Touch-Free Toilet Kit

This toilet kit allows you to flush without touching a germ-filled handle — just wave your hand over the sensor.

Anti-Microbial Countertops

These counters can practically clean themselves. By incorporating copper into their surfaces, they’ve been made into bacteria-busters. Studies show that dry copper naturally destroys bacteria, fungi and viruses.

LG Dryer

After a regular wash, there can still bacteria on your clothing. The LG dryer uses steam to get germs out of wet or dry items.

Vacuum With HEPA Filter

Vacuums grab dust, but they can leave billions of allergens behind. HEPA filters can trap allergens as tiny as 1.2 microns, so spores and dust get whisked out of your environment.