6 Cleaning Products That Are A Serious Danger To Your Health

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As children growing up, most of us were given chores to help with the cleaning and maintenance of our home. Furniture needed to be dusted, dishes needed to be washed, and bathrooms needed to be sanitized. Many of the same cleaning products that were around then are still on the market today. They are also stronger and more powerful cleaning products now that were created to make cleaning faster and easier.

The problem with most cleaning products is that they contain chemicals that are dangerous to our health. Some people think that they won’t hurt you if you are exposed to them on a limited basis but the consensus is that it is the repeated exposure that builds up, and creates, problems in the long run.

One of the main reasons that cleaning products pose a risk to our health is because there are no federal regulations that govern the safety of their usage. Our food is held to specific guidelines but even though we inhale these cleaning products there are only warnings on the labels cautioning use around children and pets. If you suffer from allergies, or have a compromised immune system, you may not even realize that some of these cleaning products could be making you sick.

Listed below are some of the most dangerous cleaning products that you could use. You are probably wondering how you will be able to keep your home clean without them. There are simple cleaning products you can put together yourself that are natural, chemical-free, and just as effective as the dangerous products you have been using.

 

1. Liquid dishwashing detergents and antibacterial sanitizers

Many dishwashing products contain a chemical called triclosan. This product is an antibacterial agent that may have an effect on the function of the endocrine gland. In addition, excessive use of antibacterial sanitizers could cause you to build up a resistance to them eventually making them ineffective. Look for products without triclosan in them.

Safer substitute: dishwashing products that have just a few ingredients on their label. Look for sanitizers that do not have triclosan and have an alcohol base.

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