As this being April and the month of Earth Day, I thought I would a recent post from Dr. Jaimie McManus, Chief of Medical Affairs, Health Sciences and Education.
Once I switched my cleaners to the Get Clean line, I noticed that my husbands allergies went away. My son who would wheeze and get sick often didn't have those issues anymore. I began to learn about the dangers of the chemicals that are in our household cleaners and worked to continue to rid our house of those.
You can link into my site to view the kit and purchase it and many other safe cleaning products.
Not let's hear what Dr. Jaimie has to say.
Health and the Environment.
|Name||Found in||Potentially harmful effects|
|Phthalates||Solvents used to make fragrances||Endocrine disrupters: Men with high levels of phthalates in their blood have reduced sperm counts.|
|Perchloroethylene(PERC)||Dry-cleaning solution, spot removers, carpet cleaners||The EPA classifies PERC as a possible carcinogen and has ordered a phase-out of the chemical by 2020.|
|Triclosan||An antibacterial found in dishwashing detergents and hand soaps||Leads to drug-resistant bacteria and is a possible hormone disrupter.|
|2-Butoxyethanol||Mostly found in window cleaners, is responsible for the sweet smell||General irritant when inhaled, at high levels can damage lungs, liver, and kidneys|
|Ammonia||Found in many cleaning products||When inhaled, it can irritate the lungs and potentially worsen asthma.|
|Chlorine||Another ubiquitous chemical, found in toilet bowl cleaner, mildew removers, laundry products, and even tap water||Chlorine is very reactive and irritates skin and lungs. It may disrupt the thyroid.|