Are Your Household Cleaners Toxic To Your Family?
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Home sweet home…a slogan most Americans are familiar with or have grown up saying. But did you know that by using some of the wrong household cleaners, your adorable little home could become a toxic environment for you and your family to live in?
You intentions may be to clean your home and keep it nice to live in, but some of the chemicals put in today’s top selling household cleaners are terrible for the human body. Cleaners you see advertised as “safe” and “natural” contain harmful ingredients such as: 2-butoxyethanol, methoxydiglycolthe and countless other active ingredients that release fumes into the air causing the lungs of those living in the home to inhale and become sick.
Top worst household offenders:
- Simple Green
- Scrubbing Bubbles
- Spot Shot
- Old English Furniture Polish
- 2000 Flushes
- AJAX Laundry Detergent
- 409 (Asthma Causing)
- Glade Air Fresheners
- Finish Glass Magic
And these are just to name a few potentially harmful cleaners. Your home should be a safe haven from all of the dangerous toxins in the environment. Your California home insurance most likely does not cover mold damage, so it is important to properly maintain your home and fight mildew spots, but we recommend using less harmful solutions or making your own cleaners.
A simple way to purify your cleaning products is to mix 9 parts water to 1 part white vinegar and place it in a store bought spray bottle. You can adjust the smell by adding essential aroma oils found at your local health foods stores (We found ours at Sprouts Farmers Market). For areas that need to be scrubbed, we recommend using a firm cleaning sponge and some baking soda. Make your home safe for your entire family by switching to this much more affordable all-purpose cleaner and skipping the harsh chemicals.