Monday, March 01, 2010

Toxic Dust?

Like many people, I hate to dust, though I enjoy having a dust-free home. There's nothing like an article about the toxins lurking in household dust to get me motivated. Did you know that:

- Products inside your house "shed" chemicals over time--furniture, electronics, shoes, plastics, fabrics and food, among other things.

- Outdoor pollutants enter on your shoes and through open and cracked windows and doors.

- Young children and pets are particularly vulnerable to this dust, because they spend a lot of time on the floor, children especially so because they are still developing.

Read the Environmental Working Group's article on what's in your household dust and how best to deal with it.

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