Most of us are aware of the harmful effects of pesticides, preservatives & additives when it comes to food and hence we try to avoid them as much as possible. Similarly we are getting aware of the chemicals that goes into our beauty & skincare products too and we try to avoid and use chemical free products. But are we even aware of the harsh & toxic chemicals that are there in our house cleaning products such as the products we use to wash our dishes, or to clean our counters or clean our floors and clean our toilets or for that matter to wash our clothes. These products intend to keep our homes clean and bacteria free but instead they are causing more harm . These conventional cleaning products may keep our homes clean but they are not considered healthy and safe for our health and the environment at all.
Research says that because of the chemicals used in these cleaners people can get a number of illnesses as it contaminates the air with a mix of carcinogens, hormone disrupters, neurotoxic solvents, mood altering chemicals and reproductive toxins, which results in many instances of cancer, asthma and many other illnesses.
Following are the products that one should slowly start switching:
- All-purpose cleaner.
- Disinfecting wipes.
- Dish soap.
- Dish detergent.
- Laundry detergent.
- Bathroom/Toilet cleaner.
- Glass Cleaner
There are quite a few companies that are now trying to produce clean products that are chemical-free, eco-friendly, bio-degradable and safe for humans, babies and pets.
The purpose of this post is not to scare us but to create awareness that the conventional cleaning products may cause harm to our health and environment so we should take small steps to avoid and switch to toxic free, chemical free home cleaning products.
The products that I have been using – I will put the link down as to from where you can buy them.
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