Having a two year old and being pregnant, I am pretty aware of what I put in my family’s stomachs, but I never looked too closely at what I was putting on the surfaces of my home when I cleaned it. It was always something I was “meaning to take a closer look at” but somehow never found the time.
I decided to start researching more about cleaners and was pretty shaken up by some facts I came across:
- 81,000 chemicals have been registered with the EPA in the last 30 years, but fewer than 20% of them have been tested for toxicity. So who even knows the effects of some of the chemicals I possibly used everyday.
- In 2005 there were 218,316 reported poison exposures from household cleaning products alone. Yes, I’ve always known I had ‘poison’ under my sink, but seeing Hailey remove outlet plugs and baby locks with ease made me reconsider the location of the products. Then I realized, she doesn’t have to break into the cabinet because I’m spraying them all over the house anyway- YIKES.
- According to the EPA, air pollutants inside the home are often 2-5 times higher than outside. Well, guess where we spend a lot of our time??
Green cleaning products like Shaklee for example, are easy to find and you can even find ways to make your own online, most of which only require a few ingredients such as borax, baking soda and other safe natural products! Get rid of your chemical cleaners and go green with non-toxic cleaning products! They’re much safer for kids, pets, and your household. Natural green cleaning products work just as good, if not better than the chemical kind!
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