We live in a busy society where efficiency is everything. When you head to the store, you grab the food that is going to cook the fastest and the cleaning products that promise to be both effective and fast. There is no time for you to slow down and check what the cleaning products contain and if they are safe for your family. However, if you took a second to look at your cleaning products, you would realize how harmful they truly are. Here is how switching to eco-friendly cleaning products helps to keep your family safe.
More than half of conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency has not approved. These unapproved chemicals are either associated with health risks or lack the research needed to guarantee their safety. They can contaminate your home and make it unsafe for your family. Just a few of the long-term associated health risks include increased risk of cancer, brain damage, nerve damage, and birth defects. With eco-friendly cleaning products, you ensure that you aren’t releasing harmful chemicals when cleaning your house. Since eco-friendly cleaning products are made with all-natural, pure ingredients, you do not have to worry about unapproved chemicals.
Conventional cleaning products also carry respiratory health risks. Studies show using conventional cleaning products can raise the risk of asthma. Using common cleaning sprays even as little as once a week can have negative effects. Instead, choosing an eco-friendly product gets rid of the dirt and dust without the increased risk of asthma. This is especially important if you have young children.
Cleaning with harsh chemicals is not only dangerous in the long run. Conventional cleaners can be extremely dangerous if ingested. If your child or pet gets a hold of your cleaning products, there could be irreversible consequences. Even if your cleaning supplies are safely locked away, residue left after cleaning can cause problems. Because conventional cleaners contain harsh chemicals, residue left on toys or surfaces can be dangerous if ingested by small children.
Cleaning products can also be damaging to adults if they get in your eyes or come in contact with sensitive skin. Every time you clean with conventional products, you are at risk for chemical burns. Eco-friendly cleaning products, on the other hand, do not carry these risks. In fact, many eco-friendly products are even made of ingredients we commonly cook with, like vinegar or baking soda.
Conventional cleaning products often give off strong odors. These odors (and the chemicals that cause them) can result in headaches, light-headedness, coughing, and sneezing. Not to mention the long-term respiratory and neurological effects breathing in these chemicals can have. If you switch to eco-friendly cleaning products, you never have to worry about breathing in unclear air, as all products are non-toxic. In addition, many eco-friendly products are scented with natural, soothing ingredients like lemon or lavender, which will freshen up your home.
Don’t risk your family’s health by using conventional cleaning products. Saving the time and money is not worth risking your family’s lives. When it comes to cleaning, choose eco-friendly cleaning products and companies. This will protect you and your family from serious health risks. For all of your eco-friendly cleaning needs call Green Genie today at 716-221-6829.
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