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Thousands dying each year from the effect of poor air quality, including
pollutants from everyday objects and appliances in their homes, claims
landmark new report
Read the full article at: www.telegraph.co.uk
Perhaps you are aware that air fresheners and household cleaning products make the air in your home unhealthy. But you may be unaware as to how dangerous they really are. A landmark report in England claims that “indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe”.
While the report highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide from faulty heaters and boilers, what’s scarier is the risk of air pollution from common items such as air fresheners and cleaning products.
The problem of indoor air pollution is compounded by the recent efforts to reduce ventilation and improving insulation in the home in order to cut energy bills.
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