The 10 most dangerous toxins in your house:
The short list of toxins under your roof may surprise you: “Toxins in U.S. homes now account for 90 percent of all reported poisonings each year,” says Ross Ann Soloway, administrator of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. That’s an epidemic of hazardous living by any standard. And while these figures include everything from non-fatal aspirin overdoses to the deadly consumption of drain cleaners, they fail to include long-term exposure to toxins like lead and asbestos.
Note: Toxins have their worst negative effect in the areas of the house where you and your children spend the most time.