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According to the EPA (http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html), levels of indoor pollutants are much higher than those outside. †This is largely due to VOCs that evaporate into the environment from the ingredients in chemical cleaning products. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.

Most people believe that keeping the home clean maximizes health. While this might be true in theory, research shows that clean houses are increasingly co-related with lowered immunity in families. The reason is that most conventional household cleaning detergents release chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can be extremely toxic..

So donít let yourself feel too good about relaxing on the couch after a day of scrubbing and dusting. Chances are that you could be breathing in airborne micro-toxins that damage your health over the long term. †So much for the assumption that a clean house makes a healthy house!