Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby jake on 18 Nov 2012, 02:30

Air pollution may be worse inside your home than out. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), for example, are gases released by many household products. They may cause problems like headaches, nausea, and irritated eyes and throat. Indoor air pollution may be especially harmful to kids, who breathe faster than adults, inhaling more air. It particularly can affect babies, who are near the ground where heavy contaminants hang in the air. 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Nickolette on 18 Nov 2012, 02:40

Do you know carpet can emit chemicals? :?: :?: :?:
Many people complain of headaches, rashes, and eye and throat irritation when carpet is installed. New carpeting, padding, and adhesive give off potentially harmful gases. Choose low-VOC carpet and ask that it be unrolled and aired out several days beforehand.
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Postby Sara on 18 Nov 2012, 02:45

It is also important to stay out of your house during installation of the carpets, and keep it well-ventilated for days afterward. For kids with allergies and asthma, consider other flooring options. :idea:
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Postby jake on 18 Nov 2012, 02:51

Don't use spray-on carpet cleaners. According to experts, chemical carpet cleaners contain a lot of ingredients that can become trapped in a carpet. For child-safe cleaning, use a steam cleaner with water and no detergent.
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Postby Adele on 18 Nov 2012, 02:56

Paints and paint strippers can emit harmful gases. To minimize health risks, choose low-VOC paint and keep the windows open while painting and for several days while paint dries.Try not to store paint cans because gases can leak, even from sealed containers. If you must store paint, keep it in a well-ventilated area, away from the main living areas of your home. :!: :!: :!:
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Postby jake on 18 Nov 2012, 03:02

Our cooking habits may also cause pollution. For example, nonstick cookware may release toxic fumes at very high temperatures. Nonstick coatings like Teflon emit chemicals when heated above 500 degrees. Don't use it in very hot ovens or preheat it on high on stovetops, and always use an exhaust fan. Instead, consider using cast iron or stainless steel pots and pans.
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Postby Nickolette on 18 Nov 2012, 03:07

When your kids want to get crafty, head outside for better ventilation. Depending upon the product and the length of exposure, fumes from markers, glues, and other art supplies may cause headaches and eye, nose, and throat irritation. Overcooking polymer clays can release toxic chemicals into the air. Even some "nontoxic" markers may contain solvents that are dangerous when inhaled. :( :( :(
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Postby Sara on 18 Nov 2012, 03:13

The chemicals found in some household cleaners can be toxic if inhaled or touched, causing rashes and irritating the respiratory tract. This is particularly true for people prone to skin or breathing problems. Some products may aggravate allergies. Those that contain ammonia and chlorine may be especially irritating to children with asthma. Try cleaning with hot water, baking soda, microfiber cloths, and less-toxic cleaning products.
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Postby Gina on 18 Nov 2012, 03:17

What's the Problem With Household Cleaners? :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Postby Nickolette on 18 Nov 2012, 03:25

Household cleaners with harsh ingredients don't only kill germs and get out tough stains. They can affect your baby's health in a number of ways. e.g, Eczema; A baby's skin is sensitive, and studies have found that irritants and allergens in household cleaners and detergents can cause skin irritation.
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