We all know some cleaners and the like are used to fight bacteria, and can harm us in a multitude of ways, but did you know that there are some other more well-itentIoned household items that may be causing unnecessary pollution in your home? Here is a list of items that you may want to think twice about before purchasing!
While these may be spicing up your home,
they may be dirtying up your lungs. Candles create
gases no matter how healthy they seem to be during
combustion which can cause pollution in the home.
2. Carpets and Rugs
You know that new carpet smell you love?
That smell is actually hazardous VOC's, or as some
call it, volatile organic compounds. The exposure to this
can cause many short-term and long-term side affects that
are important to consider, especially when purchasing
3. Kitchen Stoves
Even if you are not using the stove, emissions of nitrogen
dioxide from a poorly ventilated kitchen can cause
a great amount of air pollution in your house. With this
said, you should always try and use a vent when
cooking to help the air in your house!
4. Air Fresheners
Air Fresheners are always nice to make
the place smell nice and fresh, but the reality
is these can actually emit gases that are
toxic and harmful to our bodies so think
twice before purchasing
5. Air Purifiers
You may be thinking that those air purifiers are something
that can be of use in a home filled with potential toxins,
but those purifies could be releasing what is called ozone into your
home and can become an irritant to your lungs over time.
6. Upholstered Furniture and Pressed-Wood Products
While exciting, many new pieces of furniture contain
formaldehyde that can cause unhealthy side effects. Trying to find
formaldehyde free pieces is the best bet to a safer home in this case!
sources: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-sources-of-indoor-air-pollution.html, https://www.alternet.org/environment/8-shocking-sources-home-air-pollution