Study Finds Troublesome Link Between Cleaning Products and Indoor Air Pollution
07/28/2015 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil USA (Press Release) // Lynne Laake // (Blog)
A recent study by Canadian researchers has demonstrated a correlation between the use of cleaning products and an increased risk for a variety of respiratory problems. Indoor air pollution levels were increased with the use of both green and conventional cleaning products, although less so with the ‘certified’ green products. Especially at risk are children. Camfil’s air filters are one solution to removing volatile organic compounds from indoor air.
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A study by a Canadian environmental action organization found that commonly used cleaning products dramatically raised the level of harmful contaminants in indoor air – increasing risks for asthma and other respiratory illnesses. While the rise in indoor air pollution was higher for conventional cleaning products than for certified ‘green’ products, both elevated the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which have previously been linked to long-term health problems, especially in children
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