POISON IN OUR HOMES (THE)
Daily life hazards
Without knowing it, we use everyday products that pollute our homes.
When we buy a liquid to clean floors, we have in our hands a cocktail of VOC (volatile organic compound). When we acquire a piece of furniture, it is often made of agglomerated wood that releases formaldehyde in the air. When we offer a doll to a child, she also gets a load of phthalate.
Our interiors are supposed to be protective cocoons, yet we are surrounded by objects that intoxicate us. Contrary to popular belief, the air inside our homes is 5 to 10 times more polluted than outside. The chemicals in our furniture, cleaning products, and building materials are particularly at fault.