Products that we use every day for cleaning or sanitizing may be making you and your family sick.
There are so many different chemicals around us that it is hard for our body's immune system to handle them.
This is one of the reasons we are plagued by so many illnesses today.
We come in contact with chemicals all the time and it starts in our home with household chemicals we use daily.
There is hope though; we can find ways to minimize the amount of chemicals in our home.
Your health is of the utmost importance, so be sure to limit the amount of cleaning products you use in your home.
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the hardest places to keep clean.
Using a simple combination of soap and water may not be sufficient enough to remove grime or bacteria, so we bring in the chemicals.
Many of the products we use today contain bleach, ammonia and many more harmful chemicals that can make us sick.
It is especially true when using them in enclosed spaces such as the bathroom.
These chemicals can wreak havoc on our skin and lungs and are not safe to use on a long-term basis.
You see this warning label on many products today, "Use in a well ventilated area".
This is because if inhaled, even for a short period of time, these chemicals can really do a number on your lungs and respiratory system.
Be careful of oven cleaners, disinfectants or air fresheners.
Even antibacterial products are not good for you.
These products actually help make some germs resistant to antibiotics.
You and your home need to be clean, not free of germs.
Your immune system may actually be stronger when exposed to household germs and your overall health improved.
Stay away from products that contain triclosan.
There are so many products to be careful of as they all contain chemicals that may be harmful to us.
Here are a few:
- Insecticides and herbicides kill pest but they also contain ingredients that are harmful to humans.
- Avoid chemical fertilizers, it can kill fish and damage our water supply.
Use organic fertilizers instead.
- Air fresheners contain chemicals that may cause reproductive problems or birth defects.
A simple solution is to leave a few windows open and use some essential oils.
Invest in an essential oil burner if you must.
Using these products can drastically improve the environment inside your home and they are just as effective at cleaning as their toxic counterparts.
Using natural ingredients such as baking soda, white vinegar or citric acid ensures that you are providing a less toxic environment for you, your children and your pets.
You will have peace of mind knowing that you have not exposed them to a greater risk.
Using a more natural approach to household cleaning is not as difficult as you may think, just give it a try.