The problem: Dorm rooms are usually small spaces with a lot of furnishings, electronics, and other items that may contain flame retardants, highly fluorinated chemicals, phthalates, and other chemicals of concern. What you can do: Detox Your Dorm! Follow our summary of tips on how to keep a toxic-free dorm
The problem: Cleaning products are a source of exposure to toxic chemicals. Studies have shown that alkylphenols, a family of chemicals used as surfactants in detergents, disinfectants, and surface cleaners, are abundant indoors. Widespread exposure to alkylphenols is concerning because the chemicals are known to mimic the natural hormone estrogen.