How To Minimize Your Exposure To Dangerous Household Products

How To Minimize Your Exposure To Dangerous Household Products

Gary Ginsberg (Toxicologist) gives expert video advice on: How can I minimize my exposure to dangerous household products?

How can I minimize my exposure to dangerous household products?

There's now been more an effort to formulate around some of these hazardous chemicals. So, for example, paints that are water-based are lower than oil-based paints in some of these kinds of ingredients. Varnishes and sealants and stains for wood and other household surfaces - they also tend to be now lower in volatile chemicals, but still they have some. And so if you've got children that are sensitive, if you're sensitive to these kinds of ingredients - they can again cause you to have an asthmatic attack, they can cause you to become an allergic person. More multiple chemical sensitivity is coming from these kinds of products. And so it's good to minimize your exposure. To do that, you want to do as much of the sealing and the staining of wood outdoors in an open air environment. If you do need to paint your house, do it in the warmer weather when it cures faster, when you can have the windows open and you can really fully ventilate your house.