The quality of air and environmental pollutants have been investigated by Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne, School of Engineering, a world expert on this topic, she proved that even products that are certified as ‘green’ or ‘organic’ emit toxic and hazardous chemicals into the air.
Professor Steinemann continues to say that the paradox is that we are exposed to air pollutants indoors, and that the primary source of their pollutants is consumer products. In order to avoid using their pollutants we opt out for using what we think are green products, but in fact we are making just as much damage to the area that we are breathing in. All of this occurs because the lack of the accurate information on the ingredients of these products. Prof Steinemann also explains that while our work outdoor environments are constantly monitored, our work indoor work here environments are unregulated and unmonitored.
The research that Professor Steinemann conducted has been incredibly influential, and important, therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise that it has been a trending piece of news lately. She has also investigated how and why we are exposed to pollutants, as well as the ways in which we can reduce the risk of these pollutants and improve our health. Thanks to Professor Steinemann, hopefully more attention will be brought to the subject, and more regulations will be made for these so-called “fragrance” products.