The link at the end of this introduction is to the care2 website and discusses 11 overlooked household dangers.
While this article focuses a little too intently on sponges, there are dangers in the house.
Chief among those dangers are chemicals that are not allowed in the European Union but which are embraced in the US.
What I found most interesting is that formaldehyde is present in permanent press fabrics. Frankly, I always thought it was the polyester itself. Both my kids and I have developed rashes from sleeping on sheets that 50%-50% cotton and polyester. It may be the formaldehyde used to treat such sheets.
My parents gave my now adult kids Star Wars sheets when they were very young. The kids had facial rashes from them and I had to wash them several times to stop the rashes. Had I known that I was putting formaldehyde in the water . . . I would have done something else. But what?
Now, a word to all of you who think big business is your friend. It is not. Do not for one minute think that the executives of these manufacturing firms are ignorant of the dangers these chemicals pose.