Cleaning is essential to protecting our health in our homes, schools and workplaces. However, household and cleaning products often include harmful chemicals. They can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems, including cancer. ☣️
Think about how many of those cleaners have a warning label on them. Cleaners are meant to rid our homes of germs and potential toxins; however, they are likely adding all these things to them. 🙅♀️
Manufacturers are not obligated by U.S. law to list all ingredients in consumer products. Even products advertised as "green" or "natural" may contain ingredients that can cause health problems. 🌱
This is because manufacturers and developers become more concerned about the ability of their products to clean than how they affect consumers’ skin, sensory organs, internal organs, and biological systems.
Here are just a couple of the most harmful ingredients to avoid in your household cleaners:
🚫 Ammonia: A skin, lung, and throat irritant; may be fatal if swallowed.
🚫 Hydrochloric Acid: May be fatal if swallowed.
🚫 Naphtha: Depresses the central nervous system.
🚫 Sodium Hypochlorite (chlorine bleach): Contact can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat; can cause liver and kidney damage; causes more poisoning exposures than any household chemical.
🚫 Sodium Hydroxide: Contact can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat; can cause liver and kidney damage.
🚫 Formaldehyde: It may shift the balance of chemicals in the brain, which may lead to depression, mood swings, headaches, insomnia, irritability, and attention deficit.
🚫 Sulfuric Acid: May burn skin. Exposure to concentrated fumes can be carcinogenic.
& so many more!!