12 Facts on Chemical Toxins Likely to be in Your Home……

12 Facts on Chemical Toxins Likely to be in Your Home……

 

 

1.  81,000 chemicals registered with the EPA in the last 30 years, and fewer than 20% have been tested for toxicity!

 

2.  90% of all poison exposures occur at home

 

3.  218,316 reported poison exposures in 2005 were from household cleaning products

 

4.  90% of our time in spent indoors.  EPA reports that air pollution is up to five times higher inside than outside

 

5.  Indoor pollutants come from all sorts of chemicals we use every day – paints, carpets, furniture, household cleaners, personal care, among others.

 

6.  EPA studies indicate that elevated concentration of household chemicals persist in the air. Long-term exposure to chemicals inside our homes may be harmful to us and our families

 

7.  Some 20 million Americans have asthma

 

8.  An average of one out of every 13 school-aged children has asthma

 

9.  Asthma rates in children under age five have increased more than 160% from 1980-1994

 

10.  Common household cleaners and appliances give off fumes, which can potentially increase the risk of children developing asthma

 

11.  The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year

 

12.  The following household cleaning products are designated as household hazardous waste by the EPA, and “improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health”.  Oven cleaners, Drain cleaners, Wood and metal cleaners and polishes, Toilet   cleaners, Tub, tile, and shower cleaners and Bleach (laundry)

 

Our next blog will help you to identify what’s REALLY lurking under YOUR sink!

 

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