Are Home Products making the Air Toxic in your home? #sp

Having two beautiful cats, and one princess of a basset hound as part of our family I tend to use a lot of cleaning products and air fresheners to be sure our house always looks, feels and smells clean. Until recently I had no idea what “clean” really meant, and I was definitely uneducated about the toxins I have been putting into the air of our home. Read the informative infographic below, provided by uHoo. Are making the same mistakes? Are home products making the air toxic in your home?

Home Products that Make the Air Toxic

Now that we’re educated, and having a daughter with seasonal respiratory issues, we decided to shop for a good quality air cleaner, like a uHoo. I can’t wait to feel the deference.

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Comments

  1. Janet W. says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ve never really thought about what I’m using around the house that can be potentially toxic to others.

  2. LIz
    Twitter: yesnofilms
    says:

    Well those are some scary facts … time to read up more on this.

  3. This is an excellent article. Many times we aren’t thinking about what we do on a daily basis, even though most are concerned about the environment. One thing I do to make a nice fragrance is spray a mixture of organic essential oil and water around the house. It makes for a light and pleasant fragrance, and mood enhancer!

  4. Cynthia R says:

    They actually say the inside of your home has more polluntants than outside and we spend so much time indoors, no wonder there is a raise in asmhma.

  5. Very interesting and informative article. I knew about smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and I have both in my home, but have never heard of an air quality detector until now. What a great idea. I recently needed some paint for my walls and opted to purchase the zero VOC brand at my local hardware store not really thinking too much of it. Glad that I did, just makes that much less pollutants in my home. I do, however, have a couple issues with recommendations from this article. I am not entirely sure that candles (made from fresh flowers or otherwise) are not toxic and once the water is boiled and essential oils added, it should be removed from the burner. I know that is common sense, but you know how that goes sometimes. Otherwise, some GREAT advise. It will be nice when the price goes down on these home air quality detectors.

  6. I’ve been trying to be much more conscious about the products I use in the home. Especially for cleaning. I have found white vinegar to be one of my best friends. It does an amazing job on my flooring. There are a few things on your list that I need to give more priority too. I find it to be the most manageable to make one change at a time. Otherwise it’s really easy to get overwhelmed. Thanks for reminding me that I need to keep up the good fight!

  7. Thank you for informing me about this.

  8. Very enlightening! I’ve started by looking mostly at my personal care products, and love pampering myself with healthy stuff 😉 It is easy to be overwhelmed, so I just figure every little bit I can do for myself and my family helps.

  9. Lauren Weber
    Twitter: laurenweber84
    says:

    I’ve never thought to put essential oils in a boiling pot of water in lieu of an air freshener…Genius! Thanks for the great tips…Hate the idea of chemicals in my home :/

  10. Rachel says:

    I know that some cleaners are toxic but it’s too bad it has to be that way. We clean to make our environment healthier but are we really?

  11. Very scary facts…makes me wonder if this is why I have horrible allergies.

  12. Terri Irvin says:

    I am very aware of how household products can cause terrible problems for people in their own homes. My mother, a non-smoker, died of lung cancer, the doctors thought it could be from the oil paints in her art studio and she never opened the windows to air it out. I am really careful to add fresh air into my home every day.

  13. I need to stop with the fragrance plugins and switch to an oil diffuser. Thanks for the eye opening.

  14. Aircleaners are a must nowadays. Will check out uHoo too. Thanks for giving me extra info about this issue.

  15. air quality is so important and too many of us take if for granted in our homes. interesting graph here especially regarding the air freshners which so many people use including our own family.