In House Chemicals

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Believe it or not, there are chemicals in the air we breathe at home that can be harmful to our health. PIW Environmental helps and instructs you to test your air for these chemicals so that you can identify these household pollutants and do something about it for cleaner, healthier air. Click the numbered icons below to see some of the pollutants that can be found in the typical home:

The Bathroom

  • Hidden mold growing behind drywall or underneath flooring
  • Air fresheners
  • Disinfectant sprays
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair and nail products
  • Alcohol antiseptic wipes
  • Cleansers
  • Toilet bowl deodorizers
  • Candles
  • Cabinets and composite wood products
  • Vinyl floors
  • Paints
  • Caulks

The Bedroom

  • Air fresheners
  • Mattresses, mattress pads, and pillows with synthetic or chemical based foam
  • Dry-cleaned clothing or dry-cleaning plastic bags
  • Moth repellants
  • Furniture
  • Carpets and adhesives
  • Paints
  • Textiles/draperies
  • Tobacco Smoke

The Kitchen

  • Hidden mold growing behind drywall or underneath flooring
  • Oven cleaners
  • Cooking/frying oils
  • Cleansers and disinfectants
  • Air fresheners
  • Cabinetry
  • Vinyl or laminate flooring
  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Tobacco Smoke

The Living Room

  • Candles
  • Air fresheners
  • Carpeting
  • Adhesives and varnishes from flooring
  • Composite wood products
  • Furniture
  • Upholstery fabrics
  • Textiles/draperies
  • Wood-burning stoves
  • Newspapers
  • Non-electric space heaters
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Rubber or leather products

The Laundry

  • Detergents
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Starch sprays
  • Solvents

The Basement

  • Flooring (if finished)
  • Fuel oil tanks
  • Air fresheners
  • Solvents
  • Hobby supplies
  • Non-electric space heaters
  • Stored paints and chemicals
  • Wood burning stoves

The Garage

  • Fuels and Gasoline
  • Automotive products
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Solvents
  • Stored paints and chemicals
  • Vehicle exhaust
  • Hobby supplies