How do you know if your home is Toxic?
Start by looking under your sink. Usually you will find Chlorine Bleach, Degreasers, Glass Cleaners, Oven Cleaners and Toilet Bowl Cleaners for the main “staples”. Lets go through each of these so that you can be better informed of what is truly under your sink and in your home near your pets and children!
Chlorine Bleach: is the chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings in the U.S.
Degreasers: may contain petroleum distillates, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue around nerve cells.
Glass Cleaners: may contain ammonia. Ammonia fumes can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Oven Cleaners: can be one of the most dangerous cleaning products, which can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth and throat.
Toilet Bowl Cleaners: can be extremely dangerous cleaning products, which can be harmful just by breathing the fumes-and fatal if swallowed
The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year. There are so many cleaners that are actually designated as household hazardous waste by the EPA and “improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health” For this reason, my family has decided not only to switch to non-toxic cleaners but to actually “go green” and purchase from Shaklee’s Get Clean line so that we are saving the planet as well.
Below are some of the reasons, Get Clean are Earth-Friendly Products
- Sustainable ingredients from natural sources
- Biodegradable surfactants
- Recyclable packaging
- Recyclable wipes
- Recyclable dryer sheets
- No Chlorine bleach
- No phosphates
- No Nitrates
- No borates
- No volatile organic cleaning compounds
- Shaklee does not test on animals
So after reading all of this, you are probably wondering, Now What Can I do?
Step One-Go to the National Institues of Health Household products database and find out what you have in your home!
Step two-Enter names of chemicals and see which brands contain them.
Step three-Look up Toxicity Information or Health Information for the chemical.
TAKE ACTION AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF HARMFUL PRODUCTS AND FIND SAFER CHOICES.
Again, this is why my family uses the Get Clean line from Shaklee.