Most people are aware of the dangers of outdoor air pollution, but did you know that indoor air quality can be even worse?
And since 90% of our time is spent indoors, indoor air quality is one of the EPA’s top five environmental public health risks.
Health complications from air pollution include asthma, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, lung inflammation and susceptibility to infections. In fact, 75% of Americans live with someone who suffers from asthma, allergies or other respiratory illness.
The dangers of store brands: Most grocery store brands of cleaning, dish and laundry products use harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, phosphates, and phthalates. These everyday cleaners may create unhealthy air through a process known as “out-gassing,” where fumes escape the product or give off toxic fumes during use.
Be wary of companies that “Green Wash” their products. Meaning, they put more energy and money in to making their products “look” green instead of actually being safe for our health and our environment.
Avoid polluting your indoor air by removing toxic products with harsh chemicals and the fumes that come with them from your home.
You have a choice with what products you buy and use. The fact is, you don’t have to sacrifice clean for your health and safety.
Together we can make a difference!