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Toxic fumes from gas stoves, radon, mold, and VOC’s from your cleaning agents.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Believe it or not, the air quality inside your home can be worse than the air you breathe outside, especially in colder months when the windows and doors are closed. However, as Consumer Reports explains, there are some simple steps you can take to improve the air you breathe.

While newer, more tightly sealed home construction improves energy efficiency, Consumer Reports says it’s also partly to blame for indoor pollutants.


Where are they coming from? Gas stoves, for one thing. Tests by Consumer Reports have found that they’re a possible source of toxicity and are cause for concern. 

“So what can you do? You should think about ventilation. Use your range hood while you’re cooking or open the window to get cleaner outside,” said Paul Hope of Consumer Reports.


Other pollutants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) …

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