When it comes to cleaning your home, most people choose products that will get the job done. However, have you considered what is in the cleaning products that you use? People chose to eliminate toxins from their diet but are not aware of all the toxins found in their home. You may be surprised to find out that there are some seriously scary chemicals found in many home cleaning products. Not only are they scary for the environment, but they can also be toxic for your health as well. 

What Is Green Cleaning?

Green cleaning is simply using cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and free of dangerous chemicals. Green cleaning products consist of natural ingredients that are eco-friendly and made from plants. While in the past, the use of green cleaning products may have been a trend, it is now very popular in many homes and even businesses.     

Dangerous Cleaning Chemicals

Shockingly, there are over 80,000 chemicals used in cleaning products and many have not been studied enough. At least not enough to show how they affect an individual’s health.

Most cleaning product companies use ingredients made of organic compounds to make their product performs better. Organic compounds have been shown to have serious negative health effects on a person’s lungs, and brain reproductive system. The EPA conducted a study that found chemicals in cleaners are 3 times more likely than the air outside to cause cancer. Phthalates are used to make dye and perfumes in cleaners that can cause serious effects to your hormones while other chemicals like glycols have effects like anti-freeze, 

What about the environment? Most chemicals that are used in cleaning products are washed down the drain and can adversely affect the water system. Specifically, phosphates found in cleaning products are found to be harmful to rivers and other waterways.

If you want to try switching to green cleaning products, there are many on the market. You won’t have to scour the shelves too long to find what you are looking for. You can also make cleaning solutions from ingredients you have right in your home. This way of cleaning may be appealing to some because not only are you using natural ingredients, but you could save money by using things you have in your cupboard. Some great homemade cleaners can be made of simple household items such as vinegar, baking soda, and peroxide. Check out some of these great recipes and start green cleaning today. 

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