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Are you getting headaches and sneezing all the time?

  Drew Denby  |    13 August 2013  |    Choosing a maid service,  |    Sarasota


Crikey, they sound strange. Are they good, being organic or bad, because they are volatile.  The EPA recently produced a report on indoor air and the factors that influence it's quality. We all  look at an industrial landscape and think the air around refineries and chemical plants must be unhealthy. In fact the air released from most chemical and industrial plants is so heavily monitored it's probably better quality air than you have at home. This is what then EPA wanted to investigate and it's still looking into it....... Read more and look out for the shameless bribe near the end.. Early results are not conclusive but they do raise concerns and highlight areas that we could reduce the risk in by taking some simple steps. VOC's are emitted as gasses from certain solids or liquids they include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short-and long-term health effects. Concentrations of many VOC's are consistently higher in doors (sometimes up to 10 tens higher) than outdoors. VOC's are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers  paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, office equipment such as copiers and printers and even craft materials like glues and adhesives. Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household items such as Air fresheners, cosmetics, cleaning, disinfecting and de-greasing products.

WOW who would have thought that air fresheners were actually making the air quality worse. Some of the health effects include eye ,nose and throat irritation; headaches , loss of coordination and nausea.  So maybe it's not pollen or pet hair that's causing all those problems. The VOC gasses can even leak from closed containers and the EPA advises that you throw away partially full containers of old or unused chemicals safely.  So the next time you look under the sink and see all those half used cleaning products that promised to make your house cleaning a piece of cake just think of one thing. So not only did they not work but  in now turns out they could be bad for your health.

To receive our  special report called "The steps you can take to reduce your exposure to VOC's." click here and leave your full address in the message box, we will post it right to your door, and here's a shameless bribe, be one of the first five people to request this special report and we will send you a $10 Earth Origin gift card as an treat.

Marion and I really take this subject seriously as our maids are using cleaning products all day long and we have a duty of care to ensure we keep them from harms way.