These are just a few of the many harmful chemicals that are used in everyday cleaning.

Chlorine bleach:
Is irritating to the lungs and eyes, extremely persistent and toxic chemical compounds.

Phosphates:
Are naturally occurring minerals used in automatic dishwashing detergents as a water softener.
When released back into the environment can cause algae blooms in lakes and ponds that kill aquatic life.

Ammonia:
A respiratory tract and eye and skin irritant, asthmatics and lung sensitives need to take extra care.

Formaldehyde:
Found in cleaning products, floor polish, air freshners..goes by various names. An irritant to eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

DEA (Diethanolamine):
Found in foaming and emulsifying ingredients in cleaners, suspected of causing cancer and being toxic to the respiratory and nervous systems.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:
Lathering agent in cleaners, known skin irritant, suspected liver toxin.

Triclosan:
Antibacterial, antimicrobial agent in a variety of products suspected of weakening the immune system, disrupting hormones and causing cancer.

Potential harm:
Benzene, toulene, ethylebenzene, xylene, methanol, bleach/sodium hypochlorite, fragrances, napthalene and phosphoric acid.
These chemicals are associated with a variety of health concerns, including cancer, hormone disruption and immune organ damage.

Literally thousands of chemicals are used in cleaning products, the list is endless. If you suffer from asthma or breathing problems, or you have skin problems like psoriasis, you may want to try eliminating the old traditional chemical cleaning products you have been using, to see for yourself if these have been making you sick. It could be a new start to wellness for you and your family.

There are many companies that provide non-toxic cleaning products, including ecover, BEE and seventh generation.

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