Healthy Homes

Purging home of chemicals seen to be important improvement for new parents

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 10:09

Although some of the chemicals that are present in a home can be found in the detergents, soaps and cleaning products that are bought, other areas can help to store and distribute these contaminants.

Removing some of these contaminants can only be done through a homeowner making a new purchase, as taking out old and dirty technology may help to eliminate some of the dirt particles that are constantly circulating through the air.

Older heating systems use more conventional technology and are responsible for the production and circulation of contaminants in the air. Because they require products like radiators, heating ducts and air vents to operate, dirt and allergens are blown into the air of a home.

A Warmboard radiant heating system does not require the use of this technology, as it operates in a quiet, clean and efficient manner. Parents that buy and install this product will appreciate its efficiency, but they will also benefit from knowing that they are providing cleaner air for their children.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that people tend to have many things in their homes, like heating systems, insulation and a variety of household products, that detract from the air quality that is present or introduce new chemicals into a residence.

"We’ve seen an increase in chronic childhood diseases: asthma, developmental disabilities, certain birth defects, certain childhood cancers. And these aren’t just two trends that exist at the same time. There are scientific studies that have tied the two together," one doctor told the news source of the connection between unhealthy chemicals in homes and overall health.

The Herald-Tribune reported that the best option may be to spend time outside as much as possible, due to the difference in air quality that exists.