The indoor air quality of most homes is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, and sometimes 100X more polluted. This is the result of airborne chemicals that most of us use in our homes including soaps, cleaning supplies, perfumes, and laundry detergent.
These airborne chemicals, aka volatile organic compounds or VOCs can cause immediate health concerns, especially for children, elderly, and those with asthma.
Exposure to VOCs can cause:
Headaches, worsening of asthma symptoms, visual disorders, impaired memory, and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat.
Long Term Exposure to VOCs can cause:
Cancer, and damage to the liver, central nervous system, and kidneys.
Be sure to keep dangerous household cleaning products out of reach of young, curious children as well. more than 260,000+ children are treated every year for injuries related to cleaning products.
How to Lesson Harmful Toxins in the Home
This is a sponsored post for Honeywell.
These 3 easy steps will help you lesson the harmful toxins in your home and protect your family’s health. It may take some time to put all 3 steps into practice but the important thing is to start.
For me, the #1 way to clean my home’s polluted air is to clean it! An air purifiers, like the new Honeywell QuietClean® Tower Air Purifier is a fantastic option as it cleans 99% of airborne allergens.
This unit also works with the optional Odor & VOC Reducing pre-filter to clean VOCs from your home.
The Honeywell QuietClean® Tower Air Purifier is perfect for your major living areas like the living room, family room, and dining room as it filters rooms up to 179 sq. ft and circulates the room air 5X per hour! Choose from 3 cleaning levels and even oscillate with the push of a button.
I feel good about having this air purifier in our home, cleaning the air all day. It is quiet too, so I hardly notice it.
Listen for yourself:
Another thing that I like about this unit is that all of the filters are washable – except for the optional VOC pre-filter. Just run the dirty filter under water, dry, and reuse!
You can purchase the Honeywell QuietClean® Tower Air Purifier for about $159 at Best Busy, Target, and online. The VOC Pre-Filter runs about $17 for a 2-pack, each lasts 3 months.