Even though chemicals emitted by products can affect everyone, children are more vulnerable to indoor air pollution than adults. Their physiological systems are still developing, and they breathe at a faster rate than adults, taking in more air relative to their body weight. Indoor air pollution is typically 2-5 times higher than outdoors. Since children spend about 85 percent of their time indoors, they may face both short-term and long-term health risks due to indoor air pollution.
Parents can look for a new certification company that guarantees the products that are being used in their children’s schools and in their homes are safe.
The Greenguard Children & Schools certification mark can be found on more than 110,00 products produced by over 100 manufacturers. By using products bearing the Greenguard Children and Schools Indoor Air Quality Certified mark, parents can be assured that these products have been independently verified to meet some of the most rigorous chemical emission standards in the world. A list of all Greenguard certified products can be found online at www.greenguard.org.