Toxic Dangers in the Home: More Common than Most People Realize
EMSL Analytical provides educational information and testing services to help protect families from household toxins.
A recent article, “Seven toxic dangers to avoid in your home” discusses common environmental and health dangers in the typical home. It was published this week on EmaxHealth’s website. The article offers information about a number of toxins that many people don’t even realize are present and could cause them harm.
Included in the article was information about the use of antimicrobial soaps. According to the article these products can not only damage the liver and cause thyroid problems, but their use can also acts a nursery for drug resistant strains of bacteria. Drug resistant bacteria, including MRSA and C. diff, which once were almost exclusively healthcare associated infections (HAIs), are now regularly being associated with community acquired infections.
The article also discussed indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns ranging from tobacco smoke and off-gassing from household chemicals to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paints and synthetic chemicals from air fresheners. Some of the associated airborne chemicals have been associated with everything from triggering migraines and asthma to cancer due to prolonged exposures.
Wrapping up the article was information about Bisphenol A (BPA). This chemical is found in everything from the linings in canned foods and beverages to its use in commonly found plastic food containers.
“Many people have heard of the dangers from asbestos, lead and formaldehyde, but few have heard of BPA. The article brings to light the many potential hazards to families that so few people realize exist,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc., a leading environmental testing laboratory. “For over 30 years the scientists at EMSL have been helping the public, manufacturers and public health agencies test for these toxins in everything from the air, household dust and from the actual products believed to be responsible for their presence,” he continued.
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