|15 May 2014|
Avoiding Dangerous Chemicals When Cleaning
You may well be aware of the dangers inherent in some of the chemicals that are used in cleaning, but if you are not, then it can be quite an eye opener to hear as to quite how bad some of the toxic elements of these products are for your health. Of course, the way in which these chemicals are bad for humans is similarly alarming when you consider the fact that these chemicals are being flushed in to the water systems in the country at all times of the day and night, making their way in to the eco systems of plants and animals that certainly cannot handle them. Whilst water is treated and cleaned before it is sent back in to the areas that the wild life will be living of them, the process does still affect the levels of various parts of the water’s make up, and this will only mean that the water gets less and less clean, the more these things are pumped in to them. They say that the chemicals in many cleaning products are a fair bit more dangerous than the dirt that they are meant to be getting rid of, so why not do yourself and the planet a favor and have a look over the different ways in which you can avoid such issues?First off, do away with cleaners that contain bleach. You will find that many washing products contain PH neutral soaps, and these are fine for people, just as they are pretty fine for the water that you flush them out of your house with. However, bleach products are much more dangerous and harmful for both humans and animals. The obsession with getting rid of germs in the home has led to an increase in the domestic use of bleach in places other than the toilet, and it is not a healthy rise in any way. Getting rid of bleach and using other methods of killing germs is a good plan for your family and the planet’s sake. Look in to natural cleaners. You will find that there are companies out there who make cleaning products for the eco-minded individual, and these are great if you want to ensure that your cleaning is toxicity free. There are a great many of these products, but most of them use mineral and plant extracts to do their cleaning naturally and gently. The bottles will be recycled and refillable, and the production techniques will be sustainable. However, these products can be a fair bit more expensive than other brands, so it may not be a great option for you.Many people use other, more interesting methods, like mixing baking soda and lemon to make a great acidic cream cleaner, that fizzes away at marks, and will get your house looking clean and fresh, but without the toxic chemicals. The acid in the lemon is excellent for breaking down the tough bonds in dirt that bind them to surfaces, and you will find that the baking soda is excellent at keeping them in solution, as it fizzes on contact with water. You can find plenty more amazing advice on how to use these natural cleaning products on a great range of marks and stains throughout the house, and to ensure that you are avoiding the dangerous chemicals that come with more mainstream cleaning products. These techniques have been working for centuries, before bleach was even discovered, so give it a go!
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