Air pollution is bad not only for the environment but our lungs, too. Today’s automobiles run cleaner. But what about household cleaning products? Fumes from various household products also pollute the indoor environment – and your lungs. A study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests it’s time to start paying attention to everyday household products that release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) if we really want to clean up the air we breathe.
Vehicle emissions have gone from making up 75 percent of human-caused VOCs to 50 percent, due to regulations like the Clean Air Act. However, household products have started to make up a greater proportion of VOCs. The remaining half comes primarily from chemical products. Continue reading “Use Essential Oils to Fight Air Pollution”