Is your home making you sick?

Posted by Linda Alexanian on

Nicolas Kristoff’s NY TIMES article, What Poisons Are in Your Body? made me pause. Kristoff was tested for “poisons” found in everyday products we use or consume including toothpaste and household cleaning products. The test results showed that Kristoff’s body had surprising levels of toxic chemicals.

The rug and carpet industry has been widely criticized for “off-gassing” – when newly manufactured items in our homes release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals. The raw materials in carpet, from flame retardant sprays to the synthetic fibers and chemical dyes used in their production, are a likely contributor to poor indoor air quality.

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), we spend up to 90% of our time indoors.  Ask questions about the chemical content of the products you bring into your home.

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