Until we learned differently, we were like most people who unknowingly fill their homes with toxic chemicals by using common household "cleaners" like detergent, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, dish soap, and even hand soap, which are filled with harmful ingredients that actually put our health at risk!.
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to cleaning your home! There are alternatives that are not only safer, but also more effective and cheaper than what you may be accustomed to using right now. We want to share with you natural ways to clean your home and environment by sharing our favorite DIY recipes, but first find out why you want to quit using those toxic cleaners and switch to safe ingredients that you can feel good about using!
Did you know??? The average home can have as much as 100 pounds of environmentally harmful products in the basement, garage and other storage areas? When you read the labels of common store-bought household cleaners, you will see "DANGER," "WARNING," "TOXIC," "CORROSIVE," "FLAMMABLE" or "POISON" on most labels, these warnings are telling you that the product is harmful to you, your family and the environment and special precautions need to be taken for using, storing and disposing these products safely. Read more on the Environment Working Group website to learn about Decoding Labels. Environmental Working Group’s investigation of more than 2,000 cleaning supplies on the American market has found that many contain substances linked to serious health problems, as explained in their article, Cleaning Supplies and Your Health.
Using these toxic substances can cause harm if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. People respond to toxic substances in different ways. At high doses, a toxic substance may cause birth defects or other serious problems, including brain damage or death. According to a WebMD article, "These products don't work any better than their natural or non-toxic counterparts, and they damage the environment and potentially place our long-term at risk."
What's more unsettling is that no legal requirements exist for ingredient labeling on household cleaning products! As a result, consumers have limited access to information about which products contain chemicals or ingredients they may wish to avoid.
So in a nutshell, why make a change away from toxic household cleaning products?
2 See ewg.com
3 See NationalGeographic.com
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