Is your home toxic?
These are the seven places your home is probably hiding harmful chemicals.
Our home is our sanctuary. It’s the place where we can feel safe…or can we? Some everyday household fixtures and materials are not as harmless as we think, silently emitting chemicals and fumes. And nooks and crannies can be a breeding ground for mould and bacteria.
Living with this cocktail of chemicals, fumes, bacteria and moulds can lead to eye, nose and throat irritations, headaches, asthma, eczema and chronic respiratory disease.
“As much as 70 to 90 per cent of our time is spent indoors so what is in these confined spaces that impacts our health and wellbeing?” asks Dr Cameron Jones, an environmental microbiologist at Biological Health Services in Melbourne.