Indoor air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outdoor air quality, depending on what we bring into our homes. Yet another good reason to spend time outdoors! In the meantime, some handy hints to improve the air in the space in which we spend the most time –
Consumer products can produce harmful air pollution indoors. Hair and nail products, cleaning products, art and hobby supplies and other common products can increase the levels of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Some of the VOCs in these products include substances linked to cancer, headaches, eye and throat irritation and worsened asthma.
Look for products which are marked “low VOCs” and be sure to open windows and use exhaust fans when using these products.
Click Indoor Air Quality – How to Purify the Air in your Home – The Daily Green to read the full article.