—Part 2 of the Series—
Do You Make These Two Mistakes That Taint Your Indoor Air?
Do you believe that outdoor air is dirtier than indoor air?
Well, you’re mistaken.
It’s hard to believe – right? You were always taught to be concerned about outdoor air pollution. But, in reality, it’s really the air trapped in your home that is dirtier than outdoor air.
Here’s one important fact you need to know:
—-EPA studies confirm that indoor air pollutants may be 2-5 times higher than outdoor air—-
How can this be?
First of all, you live indoors with the windows closed with the same air being recirculated by your heating/air conditioning systems trapping all sorts of airborne particles inside.
Yes sure, your air filters catch some of the larger particles, but it is really the finer particles and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that cause health issues. And, your air conditioner/heating filters are no match for these airborne particles.
Second, if you’re making the mistake of using air fresheners and the wrong cleaning products, you are adding to poor indoor air quality.
Kinda of disturbing, isn’t it?
Simply by using air fresheners and cleaning products, you are releasing VOCs that could create health issues for you.
Here’s what you need to know about air fresheners.
Bad News About Your Air Freshener
You like your home to smell fresh and clean, so you use spray air fresheners, scented candles and plug-ins. The scents smell great, and you don’t have to worry about your house smelling funny when people stop by.
You’ve smelled bad odors in other people’s homes, and you don’t want that happening to you!
Unfortunately, while you may love the way your air freshener makes your home smell, you may unknowingly be subjecting yourself to dangerous chemicals.
You can read the full article (What’s In Your Air Freshener?), but the facts are simple.
Research shows that air fresheners contain hormone disrupting chemicals and chemicals that are likely or known carcinogens.
Check out this scary example:
—-Febreze was found to contain 89 airborne contaminants—-
Sadly, any freshener containing perfume is problematic. So, whether you’re using scented candles, plug-ins, sprays or solids, it’s all the same.
It’s troubling, isn’t it?
So, do a good thing for your health, and stop making the mistake of using air fresheners or use them on a more limited basis.
The Second Mistake – Using the Wrong Cleaning Products
Cleaning products are another source of bad stuff released into your air that you really want to take seriously.
Check out Get The Truth About What’s In Your Cleaning Products for the full story.
Want the simple truth?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has lax regulations for disclosing ingredients so anything labeled as fragrance is largely unregulated and untested.
Fragrances can be any one of 3000+ ingredients – many synthetic, petroleum-based and toxic.
Think that buying products labeled as Green or All Natural are safer? They aren’t. Green and All Natural are marketing terms that aren’t regulated.
You’re a bit dismayed that labels aren’t trustworthy. And, that you are using products with untested, unregulated ingredients.
How do you find the safest cleaning products?
You can easily find the safest cleaning products though.
Use the Pure Living Space Shopping List for the Safest Cleaning Products. Click to sign up for a free printable shopping list that is all set for your next grocery run.
You’ve got what you need to improve your health today, so what’s stopping you?
Unless maybe….you’ve got an evil genius like Mary Todd Lincoln!
“My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.”
Mary Todd Lincoln