These Household Items that Cause Indoor Air Pollution May Surprise You
When your indoor air quality is compromised, you risk experiencing uncomfortable symptoms – or even falling seriously ill. Unfortunately, there are many causes of indoor air pollution, and some of these go unrecognized and may even be present in your home.
In today’s post, we’ll examine a few surprising items in your home that could be reducing the quality of your air:
Carpets – Many new carpets contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which, when inhaled, can cause people to suffer from headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, difficulty breathing and other potentially serious symptoms. And, even low-VOC carpets have the tendency to collect VOCs, dust mites, pet dander and other particulates.
Furniture – Certain types of furniture may contain formaldehyde, a colorless gas that can make people feel sick or uncomfortable when present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm – and has even been linked with cancer.
Non-Stick Pans – Non-stick pans, such as Teflon, can release toxic chemicals that have been known to kill small family pets and cause people to develop flu-like symptoms.
Ozone-Producing Air Purifiers – It seems counterintuitive that an air purifier could actually worsen indoor air pollution, but the truth is that air purifiers that emit ozone can be hazardous to people’s health. Fortunately, the RxAir® is an environmentally friendly alternative that doesn’t produce any ozone.
It’s important to do whatever you can to keep the air in your home clean and safe. In addition to eliminating more than 99% of airborne bacteria and viruses, the RxAir’s catalytic germicidal UV technology effectively reduces concentrations of odors and VOCs.