The U.S. Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. The EPA found that your indoor air pollutants may be 10 times higher than outdoor levels.
Does this mean that your house is making you sick? Maybe. Read what Jeffrey Hollender, President of eco-friendly cleaning product company Seventh Generation has to tell you in his new book Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy Non-Toxic Cleaning (2006, New Society Publishers).
In the book, Hollender describes how our exposure to cleaning products that are mostly toxic, can lead us to health problems after prolonged exposure. You can also learn how to create your own non-toxic, natural cleaning solutions in your own home.
Indoor toxins come from many sources including fire retardants in curtains, couches and mattresses, glues and formaldehyde in plywoods and finishes on your furniture. Read more about indoor pollutants like radon, pet dander, paints and more at TreeHugger.com.