Every day, we use so many products that we have no idea what is in them. We trust that the producers have taken into account our health and are looking out for us when it comes to using quality products. Unfortunately, in the world of cleaning products, this isn’t always the case. Some unethical cleaning companies prioritize results over health and may be including dangerous chemicals inside of their product to increase customer satisfaction and sales.
The bathroom is the most commonly used area in your home so why not make it the safest too? Keeping your family away from harmful chemicals should be a priority and avoiding these household cleaners will definitely ensure that!
While reviews on various websites rave about the amazing results you receive from the toilet bowl cleaner itself, you fail to see the harmful side effects for using it. In addition to a variety of harmful chemicals in this mixture, the label even states that if this cleaner gets into the eyes it may cause irreversible damage and also states “harmful or fatal if swallowed.” Not something that you should keep in your home, especially if you have animals or small children that cannot yet read labels!
Dangerous ingredients: Hydrochloric acid, Methyl Salicylate
Or use this easy recipe from DIY Natural:
- ½ cup baking soda
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- ½ cup distilled white vinegar
Pour ingredients in the order listed above directly to the toilet bowl. Wait 3-5 minutes before scrubbing thoroughly. Flush.
With a Environmental Working Group rating of D, it’s no secret that Comet’s Disinfectant Cleanser Powder can do some serious damage. In this common household disinfectant, there are almost 150 different chemicals some that have been proven to cause diseases such as cancer, asthma, and other diseases in the reproductive system. Some of the most harmful chemicals that were found in the product, including chloroform amongst many others, are not even listed on the label. If you use this cleaner, time to throw it away!
Dangerous ingredients: Troclosene Sodium
Use Instead: Greenshield Organic All Purpose Cleaner
Or use this simple, cost-effective recipe from Wellness Mama:
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup salt
- ½ cup borax powder
Sprinkle powder solution over the slightly damp surface and let sit for 5 minutes. Scrub with a brush. Rinse.
Although this is a popular cleaning product that we love using and watching TV commercials for, there are so many reasons that you should think about ditching it. DEBGE, a chemical banned in Europe that has been known to irritate the lungs amongst other things, has been found in substantial quantities in this popular product.
Dangerous ingredients: Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chlorides
Use Instead: Clorox Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner
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In addition to a toxic solvent called 2-butoxyethanol being found in this mildew stain remover, it also includes other toxic chemicals that have been banned in Europe. If it’s not good enough for Europe, it shouldn’t be good enough for your house.
Use Instead: Molderizer
If you’re looking for other healthy ways to clean your home, check out this cool video on homemade cleaning recipes!
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