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Harmful effects of everyday cleaning products

08 Jul 2019 8:14 PM | Deleted user

Harmful effects of using everyday cleaning products vs using natural products.  The harmful effects of using everyday cleaning products is that those chemicals have a negative impact on the environment.  Numerous chemicals used are volatile organic compound that contribute to air pollution. Using non recycle or non biodegradable products contribute to the overfilling of our landfills.  

When you use Ammonia to clean your windows this adds nitrogen to the environment.  This can be toxic to plants, fish, and animals.  In people when exposed for a long period of time, you will have a burning sensation to the eyes, nose and throat, pain in lungs, nausea and coughing.

Chlorine also known as hypochlorite was a powerful poison used in WWI.  This household chemical most used by people was evolved to form a household poison.  When using household bleach for everyday cleaning this produces pure chlorine in the environment.  It has an direct toxic effect on living organisms and reacts with organic materials in environment to create hazards and other carcinogenic toxins. 

When using natural green products you are not leaving your carbon footprint.  Products from natural chemicals being used does not effect respiratory or cause issues such as headaches, irritation of the body.  These natural products are plant and animal friendly.  

Contact an chemical free expert IJCSA to learn more on Green cleaning.


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