HARMFUL AGENTS IN YOUR HOME
Toxic agents in the air
Homes are more energy efficient than ever before due to better insulation and construction, keeping fresh air out and stale air in. That stale air is brimming with toxic agents that are released into your home environment every time you clean.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is 3 to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. We’re breathing in formaldehyde, naptha, phenol and hundreds of other highly toxic chemicals found in everyday products.
Your skin can be absorbing chemicals for months
Advertising has coerced us into a “plague mentality”. We’ve been convinced that our homes are epidemics waiting to happen. We buy more and more products that claim to get rid of bacteria and germs, when simple hand-cleaning and regular wiping up using a gentle natural soap can achieve the same results.
Few of the chemical ingredients in these products have been properly tested, and labeling is misleading. Even when the surfaces in your home look clean, you could be replacing the germs spread by dirt with chemicals that are just as bad for you. And human skin can absorb chemicals that have been lying dormant on surfaces for months!
Bleach is so dangerous that the U.S. Canadian Commission has called for a North American ban.
Asthma affects 2.2 million people in Australia, including 1 in 6 children and 1 in 10 adults. Common household cleaning products have been identified as triggers.
Other physical maladies that household cleaners can trigger or exacerbate include: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, cancer, depression, circulatory disorders, liver damage, and many more.