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This home may look clean and beautiful but it's filled with nasty toxic and hazardous chemicals that are impacting your health and wellbeing in serious and negative ways.
They are in the sofa, chair, drapes, paint, foam, assembly line furniture and carpet.
Fast Disposable Furniture and
Home Decorating Products
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Volatile Organic Compounds
Brominated and Chlorinated
Organic Chemical Compounds
What Are These Chemicals?
Bioaccumulative in the Human Body and Environment
Nervous System Disruptors
Threat to Reproduction System
Hazardous and Dangerous
Banned in Other Countries
LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
ILLNESSES LINKED TO HOUSEHOLD DECORATING PRODUCTS BY
EPA-AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY-NATIONAL LUNG ASSOCIATION-AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION-EWG (Environmental Working Group)- CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65-ECOLOGY CENTER STUDIES
IMMUNE SYSTEM COMPROMISED
DEFORMITIES OF GENITALS
RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION
HARM REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
---It takes 80-120 years for a mattress to decompose. 40 million per year are sent to the landfill.
---A standard wood chair requires 13 years to decompose in the landfill.
Fast Disposable Furniture and Home Goods are created
using particle board (wood chips and toxic adhesives), petrochemical foams and plastics.
Bioaccumulative chemicals such as PFOAS, Phthalates, DDT, Dioxins, PCB's
never go away, they are on Earth forever.
RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) is a federal law that regulates facilities who generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste in the furniture industry because it's considered toxic, hazardous and dangerous.
Is this not the same stuff that's sitting in your home?
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control identified carpet and synthetic rugs as the largest potential source of significant and widespread PFAS (Pre-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) exposure, especially for children.
Microfiber is one of the most toxic fabrics you can have in your home. It's made from polyester and other synthetic materials that release chemicals such as phthalates and formaldehyde into the air. It sheds and releases fibers that you breathe, swallow and expose your skin to everyday.
It's polluting our bodies, homes, waterways, oceans and soil in a profound way.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Practice "Pure Conscious Design" Principles When You Decorate
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