When it comes to the major challenges facing the world today, most of us would agree that climate change, the pandemic, poverty and political unrest are at the top of the list. Few, however, would include a group of chemicals found on and in a variety of everyday items within our homes.

We should, though, because there is growing evidence that what seems benign at first glance is actually a major concern when it comes to our individual health — and they could do much more harm if we don't further limit their use.