Air Fresheners and
Cleaning Chemicals could have Health Risks
May 24th, 2006
According to a
research study from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory air fresheners and cleaning chemicals used
indoors could be bad for your health.
When used indoors
in a small space, commonly used household cleaners and air fresheners
emit toxic pollutants, which are sometimes at dangerous levels and could
lead to health problems.
along with the secondary pollutants that are formed when mixed with the
ozone might exceed regulatory guidelines if used in a small room while
cleaning a large surface area on a regular basis. Chronic exposure
increases the toxic exposure and the health risks.
researched the amounts of primary and secondary toxic compounds created
in with a variety of different cleaning and air freshener chemicals in
an indoor setting, to determine any potential hazards of using these