Indoor Air is Everywhere And It's Not Always Good

I’ve written a number of posts on a variety of blogs about indoor air pollution. I fret about it a lot too. If I had my way the Surgeon General would post a warning.

Being Indoors Can Be Bad For You!

Of course that’s true in many ways – but I’ve become a fan of air purification systems, so when I saw a press release on The Goddard School in Buford Georgia putting in an air purification systems, I started thinking…. Where else does it make more sense to have an air purification system than in a preschool.

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Toxins in Commercial Air Fresheners – Report Finds Phthalates in Popular Brands

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By MC Milker
The Not Quite Crunchy Parent

And while we’re on the subject of clean air which I wrote about here, let me tackle the problem with commercial air fresheners.

This from a recently released report from The Natural Resources Defense Council.

A recent investigation of 14 common air fresheners by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found phthalates in 12 products, hazardous chemicals known to cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects and reproductive problems.The offending products included some fresheners marketed as “all-natural” and “unscented.” None of the air fresheners listed phthalates on their labels.

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