Did you know that the indoors can be 2 – 100 times more polluted than outside, according to the EPA? With all the chemicals used in furniture, paints, flooring, plus cleaning products and more, our indoor environment can seriously impact kids.
Why are kids more susceptible than adults? Children typically play close to the ground, where dust and other toxins settle, and have frequent hand-to-mouth activity, giving toxins a greater chance to enter their bodies. Pound for pound of body weight, kids take in more air, water and food than adults. They need extra protection, beginning at home.
Click below for helpful resources:
- EPA: Green & Healthy Homes
- CDC: Healthy Homes Resource
- EPA’s 10 Tips for Healthier Indoor Air Quality
- EPA Green Building – Protecting Your Health