Detergents, cleansers, powders
Many household cleaning products can also trigger allergies, especially those infused with sweet smelling agents. The National Asthma Council Australia recommends opting for products with low levels of chemicals and airing rooms during and after cleaning.
Off-gassing of new furnishings
Carpets, wall pint, sofas & couches, timber units – all can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – and off-gass chemicals such as formaldehyde - sometimes for the duration of their life.
Frass from Cockroaches
Man and cockroaches have co-existed forever. However, cockroach droppings, known as frass, can become airborne during sweeping or vacuuming. Exposure to cockroach frass appears to have a greater effect on asthma morbidity than dust mite or pet allergy among inner-city children with asthma.
Scented candles can also inject pollutants into their air of your home. Often made with paraffin wax, a petroleum byproduct, plus synthetic fragrances and dyes which contain contaminants, maybe even including toluene, a known carcinogen.
A prime breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens, and can also contain skin irritating dyes
Considering 90% of our waking lives is spent indoors, it's imperative that we reduce the risks to ourselves and family. And children, old folk and women spend most time in the home and are thus at more risk.
A sound investment in your family’s health is to install a high quality air purifier such as the IQAir Healthpro 250. This removes virtually all contaminants – both particle and chemical, creating a near sterile air environment.
No other air cleaner available in Australia comes anywhere close to its performance. And being Swiss made, it’s an investment for the very long term.