Household cleaners are toxic and harmful.
Many of the cleaners we use every day contain ingredients that are harmful to both our health and the environment. In fact, conventional cleaning products are among the most hazardous chemicals we are exposed to–and the easiest to avoid.A recent five-year study by the Environmental Protection Agency reported the concentration of twenty toxic chemicals found in common household cleaners to be as much as 200 times higher inside our homes than outside.
Many cleaners and disinfectants can irritate the eyes or throat or cause headaches. There is a growing body of evidence that links frequent use of many ordinary cleaning supplies at home or on the job with respiratory problems. Even products labeled “green” or “natural” may contain ingredients that can cause health problems.
Many commercial cleaners contain harsh chemicals that irritate skin, cause respiratory issues, and can even be cancerous.
Have you ever wondered why there are warning labels on cleaning products?
We use a wide array of cleaners for bathrooms, glass, drains, and ovens to keep our homes sparkling and sweet-smelling. But many of these chemicals contribute to indoor air pollution, are poisonous if ingested, and can be harmful if inhaled or touched. In fact, some cleaners are among the most toxic products found in the home. In 2020, cleaning and disinfectant products were responsible for nearly 6% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers. One-third of these exposures involved children under six, who can swallow or spill cleaners stored or left open inside the home.
- Manufacturing conventional cleaners consumes 6.2 billion lbs of chemicals and 30 million trees
- Chemical cleaners can cause serious side effects, such as burns, respiratory issues, hormone disruption, skin irritation, allergies, asthma, poisoning, and in severe cases, death
- Using chemical cleaners greatly contributes to indoor air pollution
- According to an EPA study, indoor air pollution is often 2-5 times higher than outdoor air pollution
- Chemical cleaners are a common source of poisoning - and 89% of poison exposure occurs at home
- Household cleaners are the second most common culprit for poisoning in children
- Many household and commercial cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Nitrogen and ammonia are both VOCs commonly found in cleaning products - both of which can negatively impact the environment
Sources - safegreencleaners.com and theworldcounts.com
Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. Some cause acute hazards such as skin or respiratory irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.
The use of cleaning products affect the indoor and outdoor environment and can lead to pollution and waste.
Water Pollution – Thousands of chemicals from cleaning products are washed into streams and rivers. Some persist in the environment and enter the food chain.
Air Pollution – Volatile organic compounds (VOC) in cleaning products can affect indoor air quality and add to outdoor smog.
Waste – Many containers are not made from recyclable materials. Packaging and empty bottles often end up in landfills. Hazardous materials may have a special requirement which usually requires energy for transport and disposal.
Luckily, protecting yourself and your family from exposure to household toxins is easier than you might think.
You can build your home’s cleaning arsenal with all-natural ingredients like essential oils, vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.
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A number of herbs–and their essential oils–have antibiotic, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties that rival many of the commercial cleaners found in the supermarket. In fact, the essential oil of lavender is more antiseptic than phenol, the industry standard. While not as convenient as buying ready-made cleaning products, making your own herbal cleaners is both easy and inexpensive.
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What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are concentrated extracts of natural plants, flowers, seeds or spices. These plant oils can be quite volatile, so you should exercise caution when using them. The concentrations are terrific, and the potency usually reflects the fact that a lot of raw material went into its creation. For example, it takes over 350 pounds of peppermint leaf to make one pound of peppermint oil. It takes 150 pounds of lavender flowers to make lavender oil. It takes thousands of pounds of roses to make one pound of rose oil.
Due to the large amount of raw materials needed and the processes used to make them, as a result, most essential oils are expensive.
Cleaning with herbal essential oils will keep harsh toxins out and keep your home smelling sweet and fresh.
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Lavender Known as a favorite among kings and queens, lavender is used for everything from perfume to insect repellant. Its main therapeutic properties are anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and deodorant. Lavender's pain-relieving properties make it an excellent ailment for insect bites and bee stings. You can also mix it with aloe to treat sunburns.
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