Indoor and outdoor pollution poses a grave environmental concern due to our product choices that affect the air, water, soil, flora, and fauna.

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Exposure to a cocktail of chemicals found in household air and dust can have harmful effects on our health. Chemical exposures can have different reactions on people and can even elude doctors. Using products with zero or fewer toxic chemicals benefits all of us, especially those with environmental or chemical sensitivities.

The USA Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor air can be ten times or more polluted than outdoor air, and continued exposure to chemicals can lead to disability. Over one million Canadians have been diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), a chronic condition initiated or started following exposures to substances commonly used in our living spaces, causing exposure to result in symptoms.

Reading labels is crucial to identifying all the ingredients in a product and evaluating their hazards. Organic products must be certified and mention organic ingredients. Avoiding parabens, which are derived from petroleum, and endocrine disruptors like bisphenol A (BPA) and its alternatives is important.

Altering normal hormone levels or changing the way hormones travel through the body affects the functions that these hormones control, causing developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune problems in both humans and wildlife. Using healthy safe alternatives for daily living is the key to preventing the development of MCS.