While I love a clean house as much as the next gal, the cleaning products that are on the market today are toxic and creating imbalances within our bodies. According to the Environmental Working Group, common cleaning ingredients have been found to be cancer causing substances. Most of the products that are on the shelf have not even been tested for the effects they have on the human body.
Just like the the personal care products we are putting on our skin, the cleaning products that we are exposed to get directly absorbed into our blood stream leading to things like asthma, cancer, and major hormonal and reproductive disorders.
Many of the ingredients that are in most of Americas cleaning products are banned in other countries.
Another huge epidemic occurring is the rate of infertility in the United States. Many experts are now finding that many ingredients in cleaning products are linked to infertility and birth defects.
Reduce toxicity and inflammation in your body by switching to natural cleaning solutions that are not laced with chemicals that will harm your lungs, hormones, and brain.
Check out this article from the Huffington Post about a few common cleaning products that have been proven fatal to the human body. Are any of these in your cleaning closet?
Scrubbing Bubbles – Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner & Extend-A-Clean Mega Shower Foamer
These products contain up to 10 percent DEGBE, also called butoxydiglycol, a solvent banned in the European Union at concentrations above 3 percent in aerosol cleaners. It can irritate and inflame the lungs
Tarn-X Tarnish Remover
This “Wipe & Rinse” product contains up to 7 percent thiourea, a chemical classified as a carcinogen by the state of California. The company’s technical information for workers says “prolonged or repeated exposure may cause reproductive and fetal effects.”
Glade, Air Wick, Spot Shot
Fatal If Inhaled
Glade air freshener sprays warn that “intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.” When our body absorbs the ingredients in these products, it has to work extremely hard to protect hormones and internal organs from these toxins that should not be there in the first place.
Air Wick automatic air fresheners and old English furniture polish carry the same warning.
Spot Shot carpet stain remover warns that “inhalation abuse of aerosol products may be harmful or fatal.