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Toxic Home Cleaning Products and their Natural Alternatives

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Home cleaning products are often overlooked when it comes to examining the toxic substances that may be currently present in your lifestyle. While food and water are more ‘obvious’ factors, toxic home cleaning products may also be taking a toll on your health. The EPA has even stated on record that indoor air pollution (with a shocking 12 different chemicals with irritant properties in the air at all times) is contributing to sickness and ill health.

Thankfully, natural solutions do exist. As for identifying the most toxic cleaning supplies that may currently occupy your home or office, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has created a list of the ‘most’ toxic products to help you remove these concoctions from your living space. Even ‘green’ and ‘nontoxic’ products have been targeted, which often contain hazardous ingredients that can be affecting your biology.

Natural Alternative

Natural Alternative

Here are the top 5 most toxic home cleaning products and the natural alternative you can use in your home:

1. Simple Green Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner: Despite being labeled as ‘green’ and toted as an ‘environmental’ cleaning product, this product is quite toxic. It contains a solvent known as 2-butoxyethanol, which the EWG states can actually soak through the skin and damage red blood cells. In the fine print it even calls for the cleaner to be diluted, which many people miss.

Natural alternative: Mix a combination of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle (about nine parts water and one part white vinegar) and spray the surface that needs cleaning. This potent germ-killing natural cleaner beats the other health-damaging options and is perfectly safe.

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Posted by on June 23, 2012. Filed under Alternative Medicine,Awareness,Cleaning,Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Responses to Toxic Home Cleaning Products and their Natural Alternatives

  1. Falak Rahman

    June 23, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Nice and informative article

  2. New Cleaning Supplies Ireland

    February 25, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Few researches have shown that even the green cleaning products contain hazardous chemicals and people should prefer home made cleaning products which can be prepared from vinegar, borax acid, baking soda. People interested in environment friendly cleaning can find various tips for preparing all purpose cleaning agents.

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