[Medicalnewstoday.com] "New research finds that children living in homes with vinyl flooring or sofas that contain flame retardants have traces of potentially harmful toxins in their urine or blood.
An increasing number of studies are shedding light on the surprisingly pervasive sources of chemicals that may harm human health.
For instance, studies have suggested that house cleaning products, laundry detergents, and fabric softeners can lead to neurodevelopmental defects.
These types of toxic substances can even be found in shampoo, conditioner, and eye drops.
The bleach we use to clean our homes, for example, has been associated with a higher risk of respiratory problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly called COPD."