Generally, thoughts of comfort, wellness, and joy come to mind when we think about our homes. It’s where we go at the end of the workday to rest and recuperate in preparation of what the next day will soon bring. However, despite the inclination to think of our homes as an indoor oasis of calm and health, it’s not always that simple. In fact, a new study from the University of Minnesota draws a clear correlation between common household chemicals and hazardous indoor air pollution in light of a sharp increase in asthma and allergy cases.
From formaldehyde to ammonia and much more, the particles floating in our homes are far less benign than we’d typically like to think.