Air Fresheners (Air Polluters)
Air fresheners are extremely popular as we want to live in areas that smell nice. Commercials for these products are on TV constantly promoting the benefits of a better smelling home.
What they don't tell you is that the EPA classifies these products as an indoor air pollutant. The EPA further states that air fresheners "release pollutants more or less continuously."
Air fresheners often contain formaldehyde which is classified as a carcinogen. While the products are generally considered at safe levels, what is not factored in is the formaldehyde from other sources in a home. When taken in totality, the levels can become quite high.
One of the first things I learned in my indoor environmentalist training is that a key to improving indoor air quality is to not prescribe a treatment that worsens the situation. This is like taking medicine to treat a problem and the side effects of the medicine being worse than the initial problem.
With that being said, I am pleased to announce a new odor spray that eliminates smoke, formaldehyde and most pet odors from fabrics such as carpets and upholstery. This is the first in a line of green products we will be introducing. Besides being very effective, this product is bio-degradable, non-toxic and has not been tested on animals.