The dirty truth: how toxic cleaning products are putting Canadians at risk
A new report has found that popular cleaning products can cause indoor air pollution that is linked to respiratory illnesses such as asthma and that pose a threat to the development of unborn babies. Released, "The Dirty Truth: How toxic cleaning products are putting Canadians at risk" is the first study conducted in Canadians' homes that shows the impact of cleaning products on volatile organic compound (VOC) levels in indoor air. When Canadians are cleaning their homes, they should only be concerned about fighting grime, not fighting for their health. Canadians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors, so indoor air quality is extremely important. It's time for government and industry to take strong action and protect human health by cleaning up these products.