Cleaning is not an activity most people enjoy. In fact, many people try to get away with as little cleaning as possible. However, it is a fact of life that cleaning the surroundings improves health. Using non-toxic cleaning products can reduce the dangers of coming into contact with the harsh chemicals and fumes in commercially, mass-produced cleaning products.
Using non-toxic, clean products benefits not only the area being cleaned but also the person doing the cleaning but also the environment. Non-toxic cleaning products are biodegradable and use natural enzymes to clean and eliminate odors.
Common household cleaners contain toxins and chemicals which can cause skin burns, eye irritations, health problems, environmental issues, and even, in some cases, death. The manufacturers of these products are not required to list every ingredient on the label, and they state that small amounts of toxic ingredients are not likely to cause a problem. But they can and do cause issues with anyone or anything that comes in contact with it.
Common cleaning ingredients in commercial products can contain carcinogens and other low-level cancer-causing chemicals. The fumes from some cleaning products may induce asthma in healthy individuals. A 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health showed that women in cleaning jobs have a higher risk of having children born with birth defects.
No one can avoid exposure to toxic chemicals completely, but you can reduce it significantly by using non-toxic cleaning products when you clean.
Families who have individuals with allergies, compromised immune systems, small children, and pets should clean with non-toxic cleaning products.
Non-toxic cleaning products can easily be purchased or made. Many of these are as good or better than the commercial store-bought brands.
Do your part for the environment by choosing to use environmentally-friendly, biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products.