Toxins and hazardous everyday cleaning products.
Did you know that the products you use everyday for cleaning, renovating, car repairs & maintainance, and gardening can contain ingredients that are harmful to your health?
This include things we take for granted as being safe such as air fresheners, bleach, mothballs and toilet bowl cleaners, you should know the potential dangers of the products you bring into your home, and how to use safely and perhaps avoid.
We all want our homes to be clean and free of pests, bacteria, and viruses because we want to keep pur families and pets healthy. But often some of the household chemicals we use to clean your home can cause potential health risks.
Products we use almost most often in and around our home can cause unforeseen health effects for you, your family, and your pets.
Here is a list of common household chemicals and their possible health effects:
Always be safe with Household Chemicals
Household chemicals are generally safe to use — if used appropriately. Ensure that you always follow the instructions on the product label. Protect your skin with gloves, wear long shirts and pants, and use safety goggles when necessary. Also make sure the area where you are using household chemicals is well ventilated, so that you don't inhale too many fumes.
Read ingredient labels on all household chemicals before you buy them — so you understand just how dangerous they can be and how to protect yourself. Always pay attention to products whose labels include words like corrosive, toxic, and flammable, as well as poison, danger, and caution. Be sure to store household chemicals safely in a locked closet or cabinet that children and pets can't access.
Protecting the Environment From Household Chemicals
Think about what they can do to the environment if they're not handled properly.
Don't simply pour household chemicals down the sink, toss bottles into the trash can, or dump waste outside in the yard. These chemicals can pose a danger to rubbish collectors, as well as to plant life and the water supply.
If some of these things are scary then looking for Natural, Eco Friendly or organic alternatives are worth investigating. There is plenty of research now that validates that toxic chemicals can cause or at least effect Asthmatics, Allergy sufferiers, Skin problems and many others.