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The Options : Protecting Yourself



Many of the chemicals we are exposed to every day are in our own homes – in food, consumer products, building materials, furniture and even dust tracked in from outdoors. Bug sprays are obvious sources of toxic exposure, as are paints and solvents. But many other potentially unsafe toxics lurk in the typical home. Some of these are avoidable; others may be impossible to avoid.

Use the pull-down menus below for clues on where to look for these hidden risks – and tips on what to do about them.


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Hidden Danger
Select a Room
   Kitchen


   Family Room


   Bedroom

   Bathroom


   Garage


   Outdoors
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