It is every person’s desire to keep his/her home clean. We stack up a lot of cleaning products at home just under our kitchen sink. However, as an experiment trade cleaning products in your house for milder less toxic alternatives and see the difference.
The common cleaning products that we buy in our household contains lot of toxic ingredients in high percentages. Some of the ingredients are Ammonia, Chlorine and many anti-bacterial agents that clean our home but eventually leave unnecessary toxins that take a toll on our health. We too are of the idea that the more chemicals that we use, the cleaner our home becomes. This is not true.
Environment and Health
The harsh chemicals found in the cleaning products not only break down the stains at home but they also affect our body when it touches our skin. As most of the urban spaces are small, regular use of the cleaning agents make them get trapped inside the space and they are not allowed to escape. This means that any harsh product that you use is what you touch and breathe. The fumes that come from the cheap products are three times more likely to affect our health and cause cancer than the other milder cleaning products. Just like our health, the environment also get too much affected by the chemicals.
Go for Milder Products
There are newer and natural cleaning products that have come up in the market. They take the greener approach to cleaning. Trade cleaning products like these instead of using harsh products. Most of the environmental friendly products are more than 90% natural and made from natural products that are safe to use. Also, the bottles that are used for packing are 100% recyclable.
You should also keep in mind that natural products or the milder versions of the chemical products cost more than the usual harsh ones. But the prices are sure to come down as they become more popular and bigger. The idea is to protect our health and the environment and not to simply buy cleaning products. Let us be earth-friendly!