Hazards in the Home: Everyday Toxins

We hear a lot about toxins in the environment, but what about items we use every day? It may not be pleasant to think about the dangers that might be lurking in popcorn or beauty products, but it’s important to be aware of them. On ABC7 News’s View from the Bay on Monday, Paul D. Blanc, author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick, showed how a few familiar items can be hazardous to people’s health, and how certain cleaning products, inadvertently combined, can cause a chemical reaction that releases toxic chlorine gas. He points out that while some products, like sandblasted jeans, are safe to use, the manufacturing process can be harmful to workers.

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