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The Hidden Dangers of Toxic Products in the Home

Cleaning Toxic Products The modern household is full of toxic products that can endanger the entire family. Take a look in your cabinets, under your sink, and in your garage. What did you find? I’ll bet you found no less than 10-15 products that are extremely toxic and dangerous.

You are not alone. Most of us use toxic products for cleaning our clothes, our counters, and our floors. We have even accepted many chemicals in our health and beauty products, like our shampoo and our moisturizing creams. According to the EPA, the average household has between 3-25 gallons of toxic products and materials in their home.

We have been led astray and have been told that these products provide us with whiter clothes and dishes and that when you use a conventional cleaning product; you are using a safe and effective product. What you don’t anticipate is that the product is likely harmful if you ingest, touch, or inhale it. That certainly doesn’t promote a healthy home or a healthy lifestyle!

What about the environment? Have you considered the impact these toxic products and materials may have? Like many other chemicals used, they tend to seep into our water supply. The excess cans and containers of these household cleaning products may also affect wildlife. The use of chemicals is simply not necessary for the majority of our day to day applications.

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People today are demanding alternatives to these toxic products, so they can have a healthier home. Even still, the perception that these safer alternatives are less effective persists. Rest assured that is not the case!

There are numerous products that are now easier to find, inexpensive, and absolutely effective for the typical household. Examples of non toxic cleaning products are things like vinegar and citrus oils which will do wonders for cleaning, while baking soda and borax will cleanse and deodorize as well as any chemical you may find.

Let’s face it, dirty dishes and mud on your carpet don’t require industrial strength and poisonous chemicals to be cleaned!

Here is a short list of the most common household chemicals that you should consider replacing with a toxin free product.

  • Pesticides

  • Fertilizers

  • Air fresheners

  • Disinfectants

  • Dishwasher detergents

  • Laundry detergents

  • Paint thinners

  • Drain cleaners/de-cloggers

  • Furniture polishers

The good news in all of this is that there are things each of us can do to significantly lower our risk of exposure to these products. It’s really as simple as finding the non toxic products that will serve as safer alternatives to the ones we currently use.

Thanks to strong demand from the increasingly educated masses, there will be continued growth in the toxin free product industry, so we can all lead a healthier lifestyle.

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