UK scientists warn that household aerosols are worse pollutants than vehicles

A new British study has found that household aerosols release more harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than all vehicles in the U.K. VOCs are a large group of chemicals which are released into the atmosphere by cooking, burning fuel and using cleaning and beauty products. Thus, experts have called for a shift away from these aerosols to … Continue reading UK scientists warn that household aerosols are worse pollutants than vehicles

8 Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

The term “air pollution” often conjures up images of car exhaust, bush fires and thick fumes from factories. But indoor air pollution can be just as bad, if not worse, than outdoor air pollution. In fact, the air inside the home can be two to five times worse than the air outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading 8 Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

If you like to keep it green, there’s no better way of purifying the air in your living room than through houseplants. Houseplants can improve air quality and make your living space healthier. Research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that houseplants can absorb volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. These chemicals are toxic and may even be carcinogenic in … Continue reading Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

Researchers from Purdue University found that humans are the most significant pollutants of indoor air. In a study presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Oregon, the researchers revealed that humans are the dominant sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an office environment. VOCs are a large group of chemicals that strongly influence the composition and chemistry … Continue reading TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

Study reveals people using toxic personal care products are the “greatest pollutants” of office air

A recent study presented by a team of researchers from Purdue University has revealed that humans are the biggest sources of air pollutants in an indoor setting because of the toxins in the personal care products they use. According to the researchers, this is mainly because humans emit substances known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds, as noted by the American … Continue reading Study reveals people using toxic personal care products are the “greatest pollutants” of office air

Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

Air fresheners are filling cars with toxic air

That air freshener dangling from your rear-view mirror may be slowly poisoning you and your family with a combination of dangerous toxins, including carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Although most car air fresheners do not provide a list of ingredients on their packaging, nearly all contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic compounds that easily … Continue reading Air fresheners are filling cars with toxic air

Air pollution now comes from consumer and industrial products as much as vehicles

Car emissions take a lot of the blame for air pollution, but it looks like they could soon be eclipsed by consumer and industrial products. A new study published in Science has found that as cars get increasingly cleaner and tailpipe emissions continue to drop, the emissions that come from many of our everyday products are now … Continue reading Air pollution now comes from consumer and industrial products as much as vehicles

Most furniture is full of toxins which pollute your indoor air; here are 5 ways to eliminate the poison

Your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax and unwind, but did you know that your furniture can contain various toxins? Even brand new furniture can be full of toxic chemicals used in various “harmless” features. These compounds that make furniture comfy to lounge around in belong to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a class of … Continue reading Most furniture is full of toxins which pollute your indoor air; here are 5 ways to eliminate the poison