The Toxic Home
SOURCE: Dynamic Chiropractic
By Claudia Anrig, DC
No one can deny that industrialization has created quite a few conveniences. But with these modern-day conveniences have come modern-day health hazards – the worst being those that are potentially toxic to ourselves and our children.
Let’s learn more about the toxic dangers in your home and a few common household items that may be putting you and your family at risk.
This word was first used in 1966 to describe the release of gaseous chemicals from a solid. For instance, the Construction Dictionary defines “off-gassing” as the release of airborne particulates, often from installed construction materials such as carpeting, cabinetry, or paint that can cause allergic reactions and other health problems in building occupants. Off-gassing, while commonly attributed to carpeting, can be caused by several unexpected sources. The top 10 sources of off-gassing in order of concern include common household items/products:
mattresses, stains and varnishes, carpet, insulation, flooring materials (vinyl, glues, finishes, adhesives), countertops, cabinets, particle board, paint strippers and cleaning supplies.  (more…)