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Are “Green” Products Polluting Your Indoor Air?

Posted in Indoor Air Quality | Indoor Air Quality Inspection on April 15th, 2015 by admin

cleaning_productsVarious cleaning products often have labels that make claims such as “all-natural”, “green” or “organic”, and these claims put a consumers mind at ease as they feel they are making a more health conscious decision while at the same time often paying a higher price. A university professor recently concluded a study that investigated and compared volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from 37 different products that were labeled “green” or “organic”. The results showed that 156 different VOCs were emitted from the 37 products and of the VOCs found 42 are classified toxic or hazardous under federal laws. The average consumer is exposed to air pollutants indoors on a daily basis, but the alarming fact is that the pollutant source is usually consumer products that were purchased to clean, which is ironic on its own.

MD Mold Testing offers VOC Testing for Maryland residents as VOCs can go undetected as they have no smell but prolonged exposure can lead to severe health risks. Contact us now to schedule your home inspection.