Your Call: Toxic chemicals lurking in your home

Apr 6, 2016

 

On the April 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our week long series on toxic chemicals by looking at what’s lurking in our homes. 

From flame retardant furniture to cleaning supplies, our homes harbor countless chemicals. Due to gaps in US regulations, the health and environmental risks of thousands of chemicals remain unknown. What are the risks associated with common household products? How can we reduce toxins in our homes and the environment? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Dr. Arlene Blum, founder and executive director of Green Science Policy Institute

Samara Geller, data analyst for the Environmental Working Group

Web Resources:

Environmental Working Group: Guide to Healthy Cleaners

Environmental Working Group: EWG Ranks Cleaning Products for Babies 

Environmental Working Group: List of 14 Baby Products

Green Science Policy Institute

Environmental Working Group: Toxic

Natural Resources Defense Council: Toxic Chemicals

Bill Moyers & Company: How to avoid toxic chemicals

Cleveland Clinic: Household Chemicals Chart, What’s in My House?

The National Geographic: Our Toxic Homes