Its a little scary when you realize how many chemicals are in your cleaning products and how often you and your children touch surfaces that have just been "cleaned."
I found an article recently that share these statistics: 150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders and women who work or spend most of their time at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home. A 15-year study concluded this was a direct result of a much higher exposure rate to toxic chemicals in common household products. – Toronto Indoor Air Conference 1990
Isn't it amazing? I don't want to leave you with this sad news though. Below are 8 of the Hidden Toxins in your Home as well as some options for creating a cleaner and safer space for you and your family.
8 Hidden Toxins in Your Home
- Perchloroethylene (PERC)
- Quarternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATS)
- Sodium Hydroxide
Alternatives: Find natural commercial alternatives. Common, easy to find brands in stores are 7th Generation, Dr. Bronner’s, Poppy’s Naturally Clean, Ology, and Babyganics
You can practice DIY cleaning! CLICK HERE to access a great article with information on the above toxins and recipes for healthier DIY products to use in your home.
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