Protecting your family’s health is a priority, and that includes safeguarding them from harmful chemicals. Most of the products you use to clean your home are made of harsh chemicals that are bad for your health. That’s why it’s important to stay proactive and choose safe products to clean your home. Safer alternatives keep your family healthier and help the environment.
Not convinced that you should use green cleaning products? Discover three reasons why you should switch today and go green.
To Protect Your Family’s Health
Your family’s health is the number one reason to go green. Choosing environmentally friendly products means you’re reducing your family’s exposure to harsh chemicals. According to the Environmental Working Group, many conventional products contain hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, and ethanolamine. Handling these types of cleaning products can put you at risk for chemical burns.
Be aware that these same harmful ingredients can be absorbed into the body through the skin. Just think about it. You mop the floor using a conventional cleaning solution, and then your toddler runs across the floor, stumbling several times. Now his or her skin has been exposed to those harmful chemicals.
Natural products have minimal health risks so you don’t have to worry about skin exposure or inhaling the fumes. The ingredients are simple, too. You can even use natural substances like vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and lemon juice.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Most Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. What you probably didn’t know is that the concentration of pollutants indoor is higher than the concentration outdoors. Using conventional cleaning supplies leaves harsh fumes that linger in the air. Any product with a strong smell releases chemicals into the air. Did you know that some pollutants from cleaning solvents linger in the air for days after you use them?
People react differently when exposed to indoor air pollutants. Health effects like respiratory issues or cancer may show up years after exposure. Children who are exposed are at a greater risk of developing asthma.
The past is history, and if you’ve used harsh chemicals to clean your home, it’s okay. You can start new today. Natural products have fresh scents like citrus and lavender, which leave your home smelling fresh and clean without the harsh chemicals.
Make Your Home Safer
Sometimes you get so caught up in making sure you have security alarms and child safety locks to keep your family safe. What about the harmful chemicals that lurk in your cabinets? In the U.S., over 300 children receive emergency treatment every day for poisoning.
You don’t want to forget about your furry friends, so keep your pets safe, too. The best way to keep your loved ones safe is to get rid of conventional cleaning supplies.
Ultimately, the goal is to keep your family safe and healthy. Follow these simple steps and avoid using dangerous chemicals in your home.