A European Lung Health Study was published in the peer-reviewed America Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine demonstrating that cleaning products as bad for lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day! This study is garnering tremendous attention around the world. Read the report.
This ground-breaking 20-year study evaluated 6,230 women and men in Europe measuring the long-term impact of using home cleaning products that contain ammonia, chlorine bleach, and quaternary ammonium compounds. The study focused on lung health and breathing capacity.
The study concluded that long-term respiratory health is significantly impaired after using cleaning products containing these chemicals. In fact, among women, the study showed that the accelerated lung function decline was comparable to the effects of smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for 20 years! That’s 146,000 cigarettes!
So, what’s lurking in your cleaning products? We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. But don’t worry, we will share with you how to replace them with safer, more natural options that really do WORK below!
As a community, we are empowered and encouraged to share better, safer alternatives as our Wellness “Why” in our website share the reasons. From having small children to losing family and friends to cancer, we all have our personal reasons why we have switched.
The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely — Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity. So, what are some scary substances hiding under your kitchen sink? Here are just a few.
Phthalates Many frangranced household items such as dish soap and air fresheners contain this chemical. It is a known endocrine disruptors that can disrupt the estrogen levels in women and sperm count in men. It can also be a migraine and asthma trigger too!
Triclosan Several liquid dishwashing detergents found on the store shelves and hand soaps labeled “antibacterial” contain triclosan. It is also a known endocrine disruptor that can disrupt hormone function in all ages.
NOTE: If you’re hooked on hand sanitizer, our recommendation is to choose one that is alcohol-based and without triclosan. We have you covered at our favorite online wellness store this community has been shopping at for many years.
Butoxyethanol This chemical is found in several name brand window, kitchen and multipurpose cleaners. Long term inhalation of these products can lead to pulmonary edema, and severe liver and kidney damage. It’s a big trigger in asthma and allergy flair ups too.
Ammonia From glass and kitchen cleaners to toilet bowl cleaners and oven cleaners, ammonia can be a trigger in chronic bronchitis and asthma. Ammonia can also create a poisonous gas if it’s mixed with bleach. Long term exposure can lead to lung issues.
Remember, anytime you bring toxic chemicals into your home, you put everyone at risk. Why should we settle for toxic products when we have a choice with what we buy and the companies we support?
We are a community dedicated to sharing options that are safer for your home and better for your budget. Remember that unlike the digestive system, the skin has no safeguards against toxins. Absorbed chemicals go straight to organs. To go toxin-free we share with you fragrance-free options and non-toxic options from essential oils to natural dish and laundry soap. Health is certainly wealth!
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