Why Natural Cleaning?
More and more people are turning to natural cleaning products because they are concerned about environmental pollution and their health. Many of the commercial cleaning products people buy are unnecessary and add to the ever-growing landfill sites. There are so many natural cleaning products available in the market today. However, you have to carefully select them.
Here are some little exercise that might scare you the chemical cleaning products you’re using.
First, gather the chemical cleaning products that you’re using. Got them? Good – let’s begin.
We’ll start with your window cleaner. Read the label – does it contain Diethylene glycol? If yes, here is what you’re working with. Diethylene glycol is toxic. It causes the central nervous system to depress and degenerative lesions in the liver and the kidneys.
Now – hold up your air freshener. Does it contain Formaldehyde? Well – Formaldehyde is a carcinogen that is an irritant to eyes, nose, throat and skin. It may cause nausea, headaches, nose bleeds, dizziness, memory loss, and shortness of breath.
Want to try one more. Let’s look at your drain cleaner. Does it contain sodium or potassium hydroxide? Sodium or potassium hydroxide is caustic. Like Formaldehyde it is an irritant, it inhibits reflexes, burns to the skin, it is poisonous if swallowed due to tissue damage.
We’re going to stop here for now. If you want to continue with this exercise, continue reading your labels. For each ingredient you can search it in your favorite search engine.