Your home is one of the biggest sources of toxic exposure, not only because we spend so much time there but because it is usually riddled with chemical laden products. Not only are these chemicals transferred through touch or even ingested when they degrade, but many give off noxious fumes that you and your family inhale. As a result, most people’s air inside their homes is more toxic than the air outside their home.
According to Linda Kincaid, an industrial hygienist in San Jose, the amount of home toxins has only increased in recent years. “We used to live in houses that were not well insulated and allowed a lot of air to come in,” she says. Now that they’re more tightly sealed, chemicals can become more concentrated. The sheer number of products containing toxic residues or fumes has also been rising over the last 5 or 6 decades.
Facts & statistics on the chemical pollution in your home
- 10 harmful chemicals can be found in 90% of household dust samples.
- The air inside your home can contain 52 different noxious chemicals.
- 38 million homes in the S. built before 1978 still contain lead paint.
Ridding your home of toxic substances
To find out where the toxins reside in your home and how to reduce your exposure, get our e-book Toxic Childhood, which contains information on…
- Sources of exposure inside your home
- Indoor air pollution
- Chemicals outside your home & in the yard
- Tips on detoxifying your home.
This and much more can be found in our e-book Toxic Childhood. It’s just $7.99, and all proceeds go to help kids in need.