Spring is in the air (this week summer) and with everything blossoming and greening up we feel a renewed energy to declutter and clean. As we clean and refresh the home we may be grabbing for toxic sprays and cleaners.
Most people are aware of the dangers of outdoor toxins and pollutants from sources like car exhausts, heavy manufacturing, industrial chemicals and agricultural run-off, to name a few. But, how much do you know about the toxins that could be lurking in the cleaning cabinets?
The fact is, the very products you may be using on a regular basis to keep bacteria and viruses at bay could be introducing harmful, toxic chemicals into your home environment, putting your health at risk. The average indoor air is 2 to 5 times + more toxic than the air outside.
Rather than using chemical-based cleaning products and sprays, many of which aren’t effective and pose a danger to your family’s health, take a natural approach to spring cleaning with the use of effective essential oils.
Chemical cleaners introduce harmful, deadly toxins into your home, what to know house toxic your products are? Look at the EWG website.
There is no federal safety regulation of chemicals going into cleaning supplies, air fresheners and sprays, and neither ingredients nor the cleaners themselves are required to meet any sort of safety standard. One of the biggest risks is frequent exposure of skin and inhaling toxic chemicals.
The average household cleaner contains roughly 62 toxic chemicals, according to environmental experts, including phthalates, sodium hydroxide, perchloroethylene, triclosan, quarternary ammonium compounds, ammonia, chlorine and 2-butoxyethanol.
According to the Environmental Working Group, many cleaning products are also laced with the carcinogenic impurity 1,4-dioxane. Some also release low levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde.
Ingredients in common household products are associated with causing cancer, reproductive disorders, neurotoxicity, asthma and hormone disruption, among other ills. While manufacturers will argue that small amounts of these highly toxic chemicals can do no harm, such safety testing is not required prior to bringing a product onto the market and there is no way to predict the degree of harm brought about by frequent exposure.
According to a New York State Department of Health study conducted in 2010, babies born to women who worked at cleaning jobs while pregnant had an elevated risk of birth defects. In addition, there is a mountain of scientific evidence linking common household cleaners to asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
Choosing the most effective essential oils for household cleaning
Numerous studies have found essential oils to have antimicrobial qualities. In one such investigation, researchers at The University of Western Australia found that a hand wash made with a 5 percent tea tree oil content was notably more effective for hand washing than regular soap. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy suggests using eucalyptus, lemon, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils as natural anti-viral agents, as well as the use of tea tree oil in fighting bacteria. Source: NaturalHealth
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