Seventh Generation has a column called ‘Ask the Science Man’ and I often find answers to questions that have been lingering in my mind. One of the most recent Q&A columns was about VOC emissions from paint, new carpet and cleaning supplies. As a reminder, VOC (volatile organic compounds) are toxins that are emitted into your home from many products. A huge concern is that not only are they emitted the instance they come into your home but they can constantly emit VOCs over time – some products emit VOCs into your home for up to 3 years!
Browse the archives to find answers to other burning questions such as non-toxic nail polish, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) in products, plastic shower curtains and organic tampons. If you don’t find the answer to the question on your mind, then Ask the Science Man yourself!