In a recent peer-reviewed study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists, it has been revealed something most of us already suspected. Common household cleaning products may pose potential health risks due to the release of hundreds of hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The study analyzed 30 cleaning products, including multipurpose cleaners and air fresheners. Researchers found that both conventional and “green” cleaning products emitted VOCs, with some being linked to respiratory issues, cancer risk, and developmental impacts. Choosing “green” and “fragrance-free” products was shown to reduce VOC emissions significantly.
This study highlights the importance of consumer awareness and the selection of safer cleaning options to improve indoor air quality and mitigate potential health risks.
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