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Is air inside our homes dirtier than outside air?

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Yes. The air inside is two to five times more polluted, according to the EPA. Just in the state of California alone, the poor quality of indoor air results in $30 billion a year of adverse health effects. We are actively polluting the inside of our homes with cleaning and personal health-care sprays. And, if you move into a new home, you need to be aware of the toxins of new carpet and paints. You need to use products that are clear or unscented.


Asked by tasches at 7:01 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • doesn't mater where you live, your houses air quality is worse than the smuggiest cities. Paint leaches VOC's for up to two years, you drag chemicals in black top, pesticides/herbicides/insecticides from lawns, you clean your body, furniture, clothes in a toxic bath of chemicals known to cause skin irritations, lung irritations, decrease fertility and cause cancer......

    Making your own cleaners, shampoos, detergent, using low to no VOC paints, cleaning your carpets with a non-toxic cleaner, getting air ducts cleaned, can all help. But everyday products made with petrolium and chemicals leach the toxins in the air, from carpeting, mattresses, furniture, everything. So changing what you can is a good start,

    I save money and feel better making laundery detergent, cleaners, shampoo, reusing items, using clothes instead of paper towels & baby wipes....

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:34 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • depending on how close you live to a plant like in texas we have plants that produce oil and gas

    Answer by wannabgypsy at 7:18 PM on Nov. 8, 2010