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How to clean your bathroom without choking on fumes

• Mother Nature
Bathrooms are dirty places. Pee, poop, mildew, mold and plenty of moisture — it makes total sense why one would pull out the hardcore cleansers to clean and disinfect the loo. However, consider the effect of bathroom cleansers on indoor air quality. The EPA names household cleansers as one source of volatile organic compounds.
The Minnesota Department of Public Health also lists cleaning and disinfecting chemicals as a source of volatile organic compounds. "Studies have shown that the level of VOCs indoors is generally two to five times higher than the level of VOCs outdoors," they said.
One step you can take to reduce volatile organic compounds in your indoor air is to eliminate household cleansers that emit them. Bathroom cleansers frequently off-gas quite a bit. There's no need to worry about having an unsanitary bathroom. These DIY cleansers are air-friendly and get the job done.

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