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Housewares Affect Indoor Air Quality – Silver Spring, MD
What are the factors you consider when selecting items for your home? If you’re like most consumers, you probably think of quality, durability, price, and other similar factors. However, it is time to put even more thought into the items you purchase and bring into your home. Many of these items affect indoor air quality and your health. After all, most of us spend over 90 percent of our day indoors.
The Poisons we Love
We all know that plastics are hazardous to the environment. They are also harmful to our health and we don’t have to be in physical contact with them for this. They aren’t alone in causing us harm. Studies carried out on household items showed that these products leached out harmful toxins that become part of the air we breathe. These substances include flame retardants, phthalates, fluorinated chemicals, fragrances, and phenols.
These chemicals are commonly found in electronics including TVs and computers, carpeting, soap, shower curtains, cosmetics, and air fresheners. These are items that you spend your hard-earned cash on. They are things that we love. Unfortunately, they are also the things that are killing us slowly.
The toxins released by these household products have been linked to immunological, endocrinal, developmental, neurological, and reproductive issues. They have also been linked to some cancers. Studies have shown that women and children are especially vulnerable to the effects of these toxins.
Keeping your family safe
The question now is how to keep your family and yourself safe. Do you get rid of all electronics in your home? Do you give up plastics and live like you were in the Stone Age? You could do that. Or you could invest in ways to ensure that exposure is kept to a minimum and your indoor air quality greatly improved.
One such system is a whole home ventilation system such as EZ Breathe. This system will help to circulate air into and out of the home. It removes air from within the home that is polluted with toxins and expels it outdoors. It then replaces this polluted air with fresh air from the outdoors.
This system will ensure that your home remains energy efficient while improving the quality of your indoor air. You won’ have to get rid of all those gadgets or your favorite carpet. You can rest assured that your health and that of your family is safe guarded.