Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Asthma - prevention starts 
in the home

I love it when a scientific conclusion is released to the public that further supports common sense. So often we get caught up in daily routines and sucked into marketing campaigns that lead us astray. Many believe that if a product is being advertised on television and sold in the store that its safe...well science suggests otherwise.

What some once thought may have been safe levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the home are now perhaps hazardous to children and responsible for respiratory illness. Remember that VOCs often don't have a scent, so the only way to avoid VOCs is try to avoid products containing chemicals. VOCs can lurk in some building materials, carpets, floor coverings, furniture, rugs, window coverings, light fittings, home cleaners, air fresheners, bug sprays .....and more. Although you may read this list and think its all too hard I just wanted to let you know that it really isn't. Once you start to read labels is amazing how easy it is to identify " better choices ". Most products these days have a "better choice" option.