|The Hazards of Household Cleaners
Your doctor at Chiropractic for Life promotes what’s known as the chiropractic lifestyle: proper nutrition, plenty of exercise, regular chiropractic checkups and avoidance of unnecessary medication. This all-natural lifestyle also involves avoiding environmental toxins whenever possible.
The majority of today’s mainstream cleaning supplies include a number of dangerous components in their ingredients’ lists.
Ammonia is one of the most common ingredients in window-cleaning products. This toxic solution irritates skin and eyes and should be at the top of your “avoid” list.
Ingesting or inhaling chlorine bleach may damage the esophagus and respiratory tract.
Most oven cleaners mix ammonia and corrosive lye. That’s bad enough. But when these cleaners are packaged as aerosols, they’re capable of propelling poisonous particles into the lungs via the mouth and nose.
The simultaneous use of multiple cleansers — particularly bleaching formulas — is extremely dangerous. This deadly mix generates invisible clouds of toxic fumes, particularly in poorly ventilated areas.
No cleaning product, no matter how well it works, is worth compromising your health or the health of your family. A little elbow grease and baking soda can do the job just as well without the toxic side effects.Dr. Barbara Smith