Chemicals can enter the air in your home when youpaint, use cleaning solvents, install pressed wood, install new carpets and usenew fabrics. These chemicals can irritate your eyes, throat, and nose. High levelscan give you a headache or make you feel dizzy.
- Make sure your home has lots of fresh air.
- Use safe paints, cleaners and other products. Look for those with the fewest warnings.
- Read labels. Some chemicals should only be used in well-vented spaces. The label may tell you if the chemicals can cause cancer or other health problems.
Factsheets of common toxic chemicals