Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used … Read More

Can Wearing Fire-Retardant Pajamas Affect Your Child’s Health?

Buying pajamas made of fire-retardant fabric for your child may sound like a good idea until you consider the chemicals added to the fabric to make it fire-retardant. Like most things involving chemical exposure, there’s a risk that comes along with putting fire-retardant fabric, or other chemically treated products, against your child’s skin. Fire retardants … Read More

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3 Do-It-Yourself Home Cleaning Products

If you keep your home shiny and clean, you may assume your indoor air is fresh, too. But many commercial cleaning products add irritants to the air — particularly troubling if you or your children have allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns, says pulmonology expert Sumita Khatri, MD. Using cleaning products that don’t have harsh … Read More