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The toxic chemicals in our homes, and what to do about them

By May 15, 2020No Comments

Our guest blog post today comes from John over at Air Control Guy.  Here is a list of some common chemicals found in our homes.  You can read more about these chemicals and what do about them by hopping over to his website, link listed below.

What Toxic Chemicals Are Lurking In Our Homes?

With more of us spending time indoors, it is important to understand what harmful chemicals are lurking inside our homes.  We come into contact with chemicals on a daily basis – in food storage containers, cleaning products, plastic bags and bottles, and even in our furniture and cookware.

The most common household chemicals found in our homes include:

  • Chlorine
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Ammonia
  • Butoxyethanol
  • QUATS (Quarternary Ammonium Compounds)
  • Triclosan
  • PERC ( Perchloroethylene)
  • Chloroforms
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Or PDBE
  • Dioxins
  • Phthalates And Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Molds
  • Pesticides
  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)

The chemicals are found all over our house and can cause a range of health problems, including allergies, asthma, headaches, and more. To learn more about these toxic chemicals and how to reduce their prevalence in your home, read more on Air Control Guy.