10 Dangerous Cleaning Products
Obviously, when it’s time to choose a cleaning product to adopt, you should beware of certain facts. It almost seems like toxic might rime with efficient in the cleaning world, or does it? Even know this is not the truth, there are many dangerous cleaning products on the market you should stay away from. This article will help you eliminate many cleaners that could potentially be harmful to use in your house and keep your family and pets safe.
Fab Ultra detergent
Who would have thought that laundry detergent could actually be containing some very toxic ingredients? This brand is certainly abusing of the component formaldehyde. This unwanted ingredient can cause among other things asthma and allergies and is classified as human carcinogen.
Scrubbing bubbles- Antibacterial bathroom cleaner
This friendly brand label is inviting you to scrub away and use this cleaner to clean the showers as often as you wish. Please do not use this product blindly, it contains DWGBE, an ingredient known to cause inflammation and irritation to the lungs and has even been banned in Europe already.
Lysol Disinfectant power toilet bowl
To be more specific, the full name Lysol disinfectant power toilet bowl cleaner with lime and rust remover will be what you will be read on the label of that product. Be aware that this particular product contains acidic concoction, which can cause irreversible damage to your eyes.
EASY-OFF Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner Aerosol Spray
Now I am sure many of you have held their breath while spraying this powerful over cleaner before. Powerful, certainly, it will remove almost anything from your oven. However, this product can cause skin burns and can damage your eyes if exposed. Even your clothing could be damaged by this strong product, so imagine what your sensible skin could endure?
Damp Rid Mildew Stain Remover Plus Blocker
This heavy duty mildew remover is made of a toxic solvent called 2-butoxethenol and another chemical substance named nonylphenol ethoxylate. Both components are either prohibited or severely controlled in other countries, for example in Canada and Europe.
Comet Disinfectant Cleanser Powder
The brand Comet has been around for a long time, but this specific toilet cleaner contains some benzene, chloroform, formaldehyde and toluene, as you some of you might know can be directly linked to cancer, asthma, and reproductive disorders.
Air fresher Febreeze
This is not applicable only to this brand, most air fresheners on the market will simply help you spray around the house, yes a fresh smell, but also a multitude of dangerous chemicals. This product includes quaternary ammonium compounds and ethanolamine, causing potentially asthma attacks.
Now, this might be surprising to some of you. Why would antibacterial hand cleaner products be dangerous for our health? What has been reported is the fact that using antibacterial products on a regular basis might interfere with the immune system development in children because of the Triclosan often is present in them.
Citra-Solv Cleaner & Degreaser
Going back to stronger products, this particular product is surprisingly one you should stay away from. The list of ingredients listed on the label seems harmless: d-limonene and orange oils from citrus peels. Now what most people do not realize is that if spray in the air, this cleaner reacts with the presence of ozone and can penetrate into the lungs after forming ultra-small particles.
Chlorine based products
This actually probably makes sense for many readers. Chlorine can be smelled in the pool water and many other products such as bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, and dishwasher soaps. Now, don’t be fooled by the substitution names used, look for sodium hypochlorite or hypochlorite also. If you are breathing fumes from high concentration chlorine of products, you can irritate your lungs.
Although this list certainly not anywhere near complete, it gives you a good idea of the dangerous cleaning products that you should avoid buying and using around. You will be pleased to know that there are “green” options on the market and because their popularity has increased over the years, they are now priced more reasonably.
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