If you’re worried about the effectiveness of natural or green cleaning products, don’t.
Let’s start by dispelling some myths about chemical-based cleaners.
We’re about to let you in on a dirty little cleaning industry secret...hold onto your feather dusters.
Cleaning product manufacturers – the big guys – may be good at making toxic chemical-based agents that cut through grime, but they also have a hidden talent.
For years, we have been told that harsh chemicals are the best option for cleaning your home and keeping it so.
Bleach is the best for stain removal. Disinfectant keeps surfaces sterile. The smellier the scent, the cleaner your cupboards.
In fact, the chemicals that these types of products leave on surfaces and the smells that linger in the air cause much more harm than good.
Chemical cleaners can cause serious side effects, such as burns, respiratory issues, hormone disruption, skin irritation, allergies, asthma, poisoning, and in severe cases, death.
Infertility has also been linked to chemical ridden cleaning products. People with high levels of EDCs (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) can affect sperm, egg and embryo quality and, consequently, a person’s chance of conceiving. This includes artificial EDCs such as BPA (Bisphenol A), phthalates and parabens. And guess what products contain such chemicals?
Yep. Check your cleaning cupboard.
And don’t even get us started on the plastic waste.