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Cleaning Chemicals vs. Natural Green Products.

09 Apr 2021 2:23 PM | James Lamarre

People's interest is growing around green cleaning products that are less harmful to individual health and the environment. Now let's talk about the detrimental effects of using everyday cleaning chemicals compared to natural green products.

Chlorine bleach is one of the most common household products, which is toxic. It can irritate the eyes and lungs, so it is important to be careful when using such chemicals. Also, plenty of other harmful substances, such as Formaldehyde, may cause adverse health effects. It is found in household products such as permanent press fabrics, glues, paints and coatings, paper products, etc. Phthalate is also a toxic ingredient found in furniture polish; Butyl cellosolve and petroleum distillate are found in oven cleaning products; Sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide are found in drain cleaning products; Ammonia, which is poisonous when swallowed. And this is just a small list of hazardous chemicals, and that's why we need to be more careful in using such products. These chemicals are harmful not only for humans' health but for our planet too.

Many companies now create cleaning products that use more natural ingredients, avoiding the harmful effects of toxic chemicals, which is appreciatable.

Many natural cleaning products are not less effective than cleaning products with toxic ingredients. Effective natural cleaning products can be made from a combination of common household ingredients, such as lemon juice, borax, vinegar, conventional and electrolyzed water, salt, baking soda, vegetable-based soap, mineral oil, washing soda, and plants with high saponin levels. So as we see, using natural ingredients is the best solution if we want to avoid the environment from harmful effects.

In conclusion, I would like to say it is obvious that we cant avoid using all toxic ingredients in household or other products, but we need to know more about such ingredients. Fortunately, many companies today switched to using natural ingredients, which is the best solution.

I hope that soon we will minimize using dangerous chemicals and this problem will be fully solved.


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