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A Homeowner’s Guide to Avoiding Toxic Cleaning Products

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Your cleaning arsenal has your back when it comes to handling messes. However, they can also bring a ton of risk to your household if you’re not careful with using them.

Many cleaning products have toxic properties that endanger you and your family, products such as:

  • Bleach and ammonia
  • Antibacterials
  • Drain cleaners 
  • Air fresheners

That said, it would be best to steer clear of potentially harmful products. It’s hard enough since there are many different brands to choose. But with a little awareness, you can make sure you’ll end up with products that are gentle to your health.

Inspecting the labels

Don’t just skim the labels on your cleaning products!

Read the labels! These can give you a quick insight on what a product contains and whether it will be harmful when inhaled or touched. 

The labels also inform you if you need special protective gear like masks or gloves and whether such products are safe to mix with bleach. They should also have safety directions on what to do in the case of accidental contact or ingestion.

Avoid fragrant cleaners

When shopping for cleaners like detergents or air fresheners, make sure to avoid the ones that are labelled “fragrant” or “unscented”.

These do NOT always mean they are free of certain toxic chemicals. If anything, there are chemicals that produce a synthetic fragrance. Once again, reading the label or knowing about the ingredients contained in a cleaning product should help keep you out of harm’s way.

Make your own green cleaners

You can also make your own cleaners!

You can try looking for green, inexpensive, and safer cleaning products, or create recipes that are safer alternatives to what you are used to.

If you want to ensure a more thorough and greener way of keeping your home clean, you can look up a local cleaning that prioritizes both cleanliness and safety. 

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