Scientists say we are unaware a massive cause pollution that is right our very noses. Everyday household items such as toothpaste, shaving foam, deodorant, perfume and furniture polish contain volatile compounds that help to cause pollution. Dr Brian McDonald, an air-pollution researcher the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, conducted research how our homes create pollution. His team was surprised to find that household items now contribute as heavily to particular types air pollution as cars, trucks and other vehicles. Dr McDonald said that as "the transportation sector gets cleaner, these other sources...become more and more important".
The researchers focused volatile organic compounds (VOCs) a whole range household items. VOCs react with sunlight to form ozone pollution. This escapes the environment and gets trapped our house or apartment, causing pollution our homes. The scientists said VOCs interact other chemicals to form tiny particles in the air. These particles can lead to lung damage. Dr McDonald said governments should regulate household products more tightly to reduce their negative impact our health. He issued a stark warning, saying: "The things I use the morning to get ready work are comparable to emissions that come of the tailpipe my car."