Most of us are raised to believe that a clean home is a healthy home, and eliminating dirt, dust and dander will provide a germ-free environment that will prevent allergies or illness. While this may be true in some cases, the utilization of chemical cleaners to sterilize our homes may actually be causing more illness than we ever realized. From acute skin, eye and respiratory irritation to longer term illness, such as cancer, chemical cleaners contribute to a host of compromised health issues that can be avoided by going green.
According to a Product Report by the Organic Consumers Association, some cleaners are among the most toxic products found in the home, containing toxic chemicals, fragrances and sudsing agents that give off hazardous gases we breathe in, burning agents that are absorbed by the skin and hormone disruptors that can take a toll on the body’s natural biological processes. The result? Respiratory problems, watery eyes, irritated skin and a host of other potential long-term illnesses that can be prevented by avoiding conventional cleaning products.
So…what can we do about it? Thankfully, awareness about the harmful health effects of chemical cleaners is growing, and by making nontoxic cleaning choices we can avoid exposure to illness-inducing substances. That means, choosing environmentally friendly products without chemical ingredients, and looking for products with the Green Seal certification. Avoid cleaners containing triclosan, formaldehyde, phosphate, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, benzene, toluene, xylene, methanol and ethylbenzene, perchlorethylene, ammonium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid and hypochlorite bleach to prevent chemical exposure, especially on surfaces that are frequently used (Source: Green Living).
At Clean Conscience, we only use the highest quality, eco-friendly cleaners that do not contain toxic ingredients. We’ve found that you don’t need chemicals to provide an amazingly clean home (and office), and that you can enjoy a chemical-free, clean environment without having to suffer any health consequences. We allow you to make the healthy choice for your health, as well as the health of your family!
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