Tag Archives | indoor air

In the News

Flame retardants now seen as health risk (San Francisco Chronicle, 2/3/13) Flame retardant chemicals aren’t only in your furniture. They’re in foam insulation and they may be leaching from your walls. California finally moves to revise its decades-old flammability standard to reduce the use of flame retardants. Secondhand smoke significant source of lead exposure for […]

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Spooky and healthy: 
LED candles for Halloween.

LED Candles for Halloween

I bought this set of LED votive candles after learning that paraffin wax candles release benzene, toluene, and other toxic chemicals when they’re burned. That’s not good for indoor air quality and is especially bad for children, pregnant women, and asthmatics. […]

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Fresh Air

It’s been warm in New York and we’ve had the windows open the last two nights. Soon I’ll have to dress the boys in the short sleeved versions of our favorite Hanna Andersson pajamas, which happen to be on sale now. I love the stripes and the soft, Oeko-Tex certified organic cotton. […]

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That New Car Smell

Last week the Ecology Center released its fourth consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars. How does your car rank? Check the list at HealthyStuff.org. Toxic chemicals in cars — VOCs that include bromine, chlorine, and lead — off-gas from the seats, dashboard, steering wheel, and other components. Since we Americans spend on average more […]

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