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Household Cleaning Products: How Safe Are Your Household Cleaners?

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 156

Household cleaners can be harmful to your health. Chemicals in household cleaners have been proven to cause upper respiratory irritation, skin irritation, headaches, nausea and even cancer. The government regulates all chemicals and has safety requirements that must be met. However, recent studies show that these safety requirements are way too low.

Common household cleaning products leave chemical residues on surfaces and toxic fumes in the air. Even with the cap on tightly, a bottle of bleach or ammonia emits toxic gases into the air. While you're trying to do good by cleaning and disinfecting your home, you are actually doing harm to your health. Evidence shows that household cleaning products with harsh synthetic chemicals can be detrimental to your health.

There is a safer way to clean your home - Switch to natural household cleaning products. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, not exactly. Manufacturing companies are all competing for your business, and some have taken up the practice of exaggerating the truth. They lead you to believe that certain ingredients (like parabens) are harmful to your health, when in fact there is no evidence to back up those claims. Other companies simply obey the government standards and continue to use harmful ingredients in their products.

You can spend hours on end searching the internet for information on chemicals. You'll find blogs, forums, articles, reports and opinions on all different kinds of chemicals. The problem is that many of these online sources are simply opinion and not factual. In some cases the writers have been misinformed, in other cases the writers are just trying to sell their household cleaning products.

So what are you supposed to do? You need to find a company that truly has your interest at heart. A company that does its own research and develops safe household cleaning products for you to use in your home. Find a company that you can trust to be honest about their products. Look for products with patents, because that means they work every time and the company has put the time and money into those products to get them patented. A money back guarantee is also a must - if the company can't back their products with a guarantee then you don't want the products.

Keep these tips in mind when shopping for household cleaning products, or any products for that matter. You will be happy you did. The sooner you change your household cleaning products, the sooner you can feel better about the cleanliness of your home.

For more information please visit my website or email me, my contact information is below.

Emily Grundy is a REAL mom. She's a mom on a mission to empower other moms with knowledge. The best thing you can do for your children is to be an informed parent. Emily spends her free time researching ways to make life a little easier for parents and she's enjoys passing these secrets on to other parents. For more information visit her website or email her at

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