Soap scum, dust, dirt, mold, and mildew, you name we hate it. As humans we are disgusted when we live in unclean homes. From day one we were made to clean. Our parents bestowed upon us a hatred to unclean things. So we go out and buy cleaners. We buy because the label says it will clean. We buy because it makes our house look and smell clean. Our parents used it and it worked so I will use the same thing. Our grand parents suggested it. The neighbors say they use it and it works wonders. It does work, and it smells wonderfully clean.
The soap scum dissolved, the mildew vanished, and the stain in the carpet is gone. Yes this works and I will continue to use it, and if asked my opinion I will suggest it.
It is clean but is it safe? Have you ever read the ingredients on the cleaning products you buy? Better yet have you looked them up to see what they really are?Are they safe to you and your family? Will they cause harm to your pets? Are the ingredients non toxic? Is the product biodegradable?
Now for some Facts:
- Toxins found in the home injured 789,000 Americans between 1992 and 1995, and new research suggests that this figure is underestimated.
- “Toxins in U.S.
homes now account for 90 percent of all reported poisonings each year,” says Rose Ann Soloway, administrator of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
- According to the National Research Council, “no toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday-use products.
Less than 20% have been tested for acute effects and less than 10% have been tested for chronic, reproductive or mutagenic effects.
- It requires a team of scientists, 300 mice, more than 0,000 US, and 2-3 years to determine whether one single suspect chemical causes cancer.
- A recent British study published in December 2004 showed a link between exposure to household cleaners during pregnancy and asthma in children. Investigators found that those households that used the most chemical-based based products during pregnancy were two times more likely to have children with asthma. These findings backed up a similar Australian study that was published in August of 2004.
When we buy cleaners we should look at the cautions and dangers. If you do not know what an ingredient is, or if you can’t pronounce, don’t buy it. There are cleaners that are environmentally safe. Not many but there are some. We clean for our health, we clean for the health of our family, and we clean for the health of our pets. The question is; are we really cleaning healthy? To learn more about toxins and dangerous cleaning products visit a lens on Natural cleaners for Home