Pollution comes in many forms. The classic image most conjure is puffs of dark clouds coming from the top of factories or manufacturing plants; however, there are indoor pollutants as well. And they are likely in your home, as these common household items pose a potential threat to your indoor air quality:
Many store-bought cleaning products are jam-packed with harmful chemicals and toxins that can compromise your indoor air quality. Especially solutions that are scented. Fragrant cleaning supplies can contain volatile organic compounds and other carcinogens. These chemicals pose health risks such as respiratory issues and can lead to cancer if repeatedly exposed. In order to eliminate these products from your home, the next time you purchase your cleaning solutions check for a “chemical-free label” before you click “add to cart”!
Typically, one of these bottles sits on a shelf in every one of your bathrooms: air fresheners. Air fresheners are popular, as their odor coverage is appreciated by many. However, just as cleaning supplies carry harmful airborne chemicals, so do your aerosol air fresheners. This product is actually doing more harm than good. It’s best to replace your air fresheners with all-natural essential oils, as this form of odor coverage will not threaten the state of your indoor air quality.
Many of us enjoy lighting candles. Whether it’s during your nightly soak or during a romantic dinner, candles are a great addition to any ambiance. Yet, most scented candles are made of paraffin wax. When this type of wax is burned, it releases highly toxic benzene and toluene into your environment, both of which are carcinogenic. So, when you go to buy your next candle, make sure you stick to paraben-free products, that way your indoor air quality remains intact.
For further indoor air quality protection, contact Comfort Experts Inc. at (817) 587-8859! We are here to ensure your home is safe and healthy for your family.