September 3, 2019
Is it Better to use Green Cleaning Products? 5 Toxic Chemicals to be Aware Of
Here at Maid Bright, if we can save the environment, we will! And the key is to do it one home at a time, and spread the initiative worldwide!
Okay, we get it, we have high hopes for a bright sunny globe, and that is why we use all-natural cleaning products in your home. Our team is hoping that you and your family join the initiative and start cleaning green today!
If our lemony-fresh deep clean of your home did not convince you, we hope the information here on this blog will.
Today we are going to go over why it is so important to use green cleaning products in your home. Next, we will explore the reality behind the chemicals in your cleaning products, and a secret recipe to our favorite DYI essential oil all-purpose cleaner.
So keep reading, or if you are a believer skip to the end and enjoy a free green clean essential oil all-purpose cleaner.
Why is it Important to use Green Cleaning Products?
If you thought your dirty socks and dishes were toxic, think again! The most poisonous substances in your home are actually your cleaning products. In fact, over one hundred thousand toxic chemicals could be in your cleaning products right now.
These chemicals in your cleaning products are not required to be disclosed by the government. So many of your Cleaning products contain chemicals that are not listed on their labels.
Toxic chemicals in the home have actually been targeted as culprits in serious health issues that are on the rise. These issues include asthma, autism, leukemia, reduced sperm count, pet cancer, and even childhood cancer.
While this may never be the case for you, it still feels nice to know that you are breathing in fresh, all-natural products. The best part is that all-natural DYI cleaning products cost a fraction of the cost, smell great, and are fun to make!
But before we get into the fun stuff, let’s explore and expose some of the dangerous chemicals in your every-day household cleaning products.
The Toxic Chemicals in Your Cleaning Products
Several toxic chemicals may be in your household cleaners. Take a look at all of your cleaning products to see if any of the substances listed below are on the labels.
But also remember that many companies are no required to list the toxic chemicals in their products. You can always double-check by asking Alexa or doing a Google search.
1. Corrosives: Several toilet, drain, and oven cleaners are labeled “Danger. Corrosive.” Corrosives contain some of the home’s most hazardous chemicals such as lye, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, and sulfuric acid. If ingested, these chemicals, can burn the skin, trigger internal injuries, and explode if misused.
2. 2-Butoxyethanol: This toxic chemical can be found in multipurpose, window, and kitchen cleaners. 2-butoxyethanol is not required by law to be labeled on a product. In addition to causing sore throats when inhaled, glycol ethers at elevated concentrations can also lead to narcosis, pulmonary edema, and severe harm to the liver and kidney, according to the EPA website.
3.Triclosan: This chemical is found in millions of hand soaps and dishwasher detergents. The EPA is presently examining whether triclosan may also interfere with the endocrine (hormonal) function. It is likely to be carcinogenic.
4. Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS”: This chemical is found in home cleaners that are labeled “antibacterial.” It can also be found in fabric softener sheets. Quats breed high resistances to antibiotics which could cause significant problems over your lifetime.
5. Ammonia: You have probably heard of ammonia before, and it is most commonly found in glass and bathroom cleaners. The individuals that will be impacted the most by ammonia are those with asthma and the elderly folks with lung problems or problems with breathing. People, like housekeepers, who get a lot of exposure to ammonia, often develop chronic bronchitis and asthma.
DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
Using all-natural cleaning products is the way to go! At MaidBright, we believe in saving the environment and our employees. If you have loved ones at home, it is essential to be aware of these harmful products.
Our Favorite Fall DIY all-purpose cleaner is economical and easy to make!
Here is how to make it:
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of distilled white vinegar
- 2 pine-tree needles
- Cinnamon essential oil
Enjoy Your Clean Home
The chemicals we discussed today will cause health issues in the long run and could possibly w lead to severe problems like antibiotic resistance and asthma-just to name a few. Use DIY home cleaners instead.
And if you are in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, contact MaidBright for all your cleaning service needs!