Indoor air pollution originates from a variety of sources throughout your home. Pollutants come from kitchen appliances, cleaning products, furniture, rugs, floor adhesives, paint, pets, smokers, and more.
Your baby’s nursery is likely filled with harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other airborne pollutants, especially if – like most parents – you’ve recently renovated the room. New paint, furniture, rugs and decorations may appear clean, but the installation introduces new chemicals and pollutants into the air. Rug adhesives, furniture, and paint release especially harmful pollutants, which continue to leak into the air over time through a process called “off-gassing.” Our previous blog post explains more about this.