Did you know that indoor chemical odors in your home are potential allergy triggers? If you’re in the U.S., fall allergy season has begun and those of us who are allergy-prone need to be mindful of allergens both outdoors and in our homes!
We all tend to assume that we’re safe from toxins when we’re in our homes. However, there are so many allergy triggers in our homes, such as formaldehyde, mold odors, dust and pet dander.
Routine cleaning can help to get rid of some of these triggers but you have to be careful! There are so many harmful chemicals in household cleaners that you need to know what you’re using to clean your home. If you have chemical sensitivities, allergists recommend that using an air purifier in your home.
Not all air purifiers are created equal though! As the consumers, we need to look into which one fits our lifestyle, budget, and allergy sensitivities. It is crucial that you look beyond particulate removal and focus on an air purifier that can also remove chemical odors and VOCs which serve as triggers to your allergies. Here are some common chemical odors can be found in your home that may trigger an allergic reaction.
Indoor Chemical Pollutants
Chemical pollutants can be found in many forms. However, for the case of indoor air pollution, formaldehyde is the most common pollutant in most homes today. In most cases, it finds its way into homes through pressed-wood furniture made using urea-formaldehyde resin like hardwood plywood paneling, medium-density fiberboard and particle board used in sub-flooring, furniture, shelving and paneling.
Other commonly found indoor chemical pollutants include hobby glues, paints, cleaning products, garden and pool chemicals, air fresheners and some personal care products.
Chemical Contaminant Sources
According to, the CDC there are a variety of chemical contaminants found in a variety of sources. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common chemical contaminants found in office and home environments and are a source of odors. VOCs are organic (containing carbon) chemicals that can easily evaporate into the air. Many products found in the office environment may have the potential to release VOCs. Examples include:
- Caulks, sealants, and coatings
- Paints, varnishes, and/or stains
- Wall coverings
- Cleaning agents
- Fuels and combustion products
- Paint Bucket
- Vinyl flooring
- Fabric materials & furnishings
- Air fresheners and other scented products
- Personal products of employees like perfume, shampoos, etc.
The Best Air Purifiers for Your Home
After doing some research and talking to my good friend and toxin expert, Debra Lynn Dadd, I discovered EnviroKlenz’s Mobile Air System. The Mobile Air System is definitely your solution to removing toxins and other harmful chemicals from your home. From the moment you install the purifier, it will begin to remove and neutralize chemical odors , allergy triggers, and malodors in the air.
EnviroKlenz utilizes hospital-grade technology to provide maximum air cleaning efficiency for your home and office. EnviroKlenz combines certified HEPA filtration along with their own EnviroKlenz-Air Cartridge to remove airborne pollen, dust, odors, mold, gases, fragrance, VOCs, allergens, bacteria, and more. I truly believe that this is one of the best and most cost-effective air purifiers on the market today.
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