Did you know that our indoor environment is more toxic than our outdoor environment? We spend as much as 90% of our lives indoors and lengthy research demonstrates exposure to indoor pollutants are contributing to increasing disease incidence.
Today our homes are filled with toxic substances. Conventional, chemical-based products can cause a number of health issues including allergies, respiratory illnesses, and other serious health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost 3% of the global burden of disease is due to indoor air pollution!
Many synthetic chemical products such as household cleaners are made from ingredients known to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing). Exposure to these chemicals may be poisonous to people, animals and the environment. The average home contains about 10 gallons of synthetic chemical products including pesticides, cleansers, paints and varnishes, air fresheners (including candles and incense), wire coatings, adhesives, sealants and wood finishes, and flame retardants. Some of the chemicals in these synthetic products include Endocrine Disrupters that negatively affect endocrine system functioning (estrogen, androgen and thyroid hormone systems). Read more about why you should be VERY concerned about Endocrine Disrupters here Sociopathic Traits of Endocrine Disrupters.
The good news is that there are a growing number of non-toxic cleaning products that are now available. These products are healthier and more environmentally friendly. Purchasing responsible alternatives may reduce your risk of developing health problems and also support the growth of green businesses which are contributing to a healthier and sustainable planet.
I believe a great multipurpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, and room deodorizer are the 7 products every house needs. Click on each of the products to learn more about their ingredients.
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