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5 Ways Your Home Could Be Killing You: Off Gassing | Ep. 3

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Why might your doctor recommend only driving a jalopy, wearing hand-me down sneakers and sleeping on a bed of straw? Well, it turns out that the pleasing fragrances that ascend to your nose when you first climb into a new car, open up the box that contains a pair of new sneakers, or happily flop onto a brand new bedroom mattress, can often be hazardous to your health. 

Yup, it’s true. Smells that please the nose often contain “volatile organic compounds.” Known as VOCs, these compounds are toxi…