Wednesday, January 04, 2012

VIDEO: Toxic chemicals in scented products

Commonly used household products that contain fragrance can emit dangerous chemicals, a study found.

The products in question include cleaning products, laundry detergents, soaps and dishwashing liquids, personal care products and more.

How to reduce exposure to chemicals

Since so many commercially available household products contain these chemicals, experts advise to

  • Read labels and avoid products that say "fragrance"
  • Opt for natural products and cleaning agents (such as lemon, baking soda, vinegar)
  • Make sure your home is well ventilated
  • Use a portable air purifier -- a good system needs many pounds of activated carbon plus HEPA air filters

For more information, contact AllerAir.