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: EarthNews Radio: Chemical Soup



From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published October 25, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Chemical Soup

The number of chemicals available to us today is incredible.


Jerry Kay spoke to Rick Bates, President of the Environmental Education Foundation:



Chemical Soup



Bates says that there are more than 650,000 synthetic chemicals in circulation. If we don't like the smell of something, we put a chemical to it. If we don't feel well, we ingest chemicals.


Many of the issues that prompt us to want to use chemicals as fixes in fact are caused by poor indoor air quality. High humidity indoors can lead to mold and mildew, creating problems that result from them, and causing us to reach for a chemical solution. Bates says that keeping household humidity to the 40% to 50% range can reduce the chance of poor indoor air quality.


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