Top 3 Chemicals to avoid in cleaning products: ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulphate
3 Top Chemicals to Avoid and Keep Tableware Toxic Free
Cleaning homes keeps living spaces spotless and free from germs and bacteria that may be detrimental to the health. It is important to ensure that not only surfaces of furniture or floors are kept clean, but also that the tableware we use from table cloths and napkins to cutlery and plates are also treated. Unfortunately, cleaning products contain toxic materials that trigger allergic reactions, cause diseases and even lead to deaths. In the US, 30% of the adult population are affected by allergies according to the ACAA.
Chemicals found in everyday cleaning products, such as formaldehyde, irritate the respiratory tract, eyes and nose through inhalation. It can cause respiratory problems, nose and throat cancer and gastrointestinal conditions. Another toxic substance is ammonia that causes stomach, eye and nasal irritations. It can even lead to blindness and lung damage with excessive exposure. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) commonly found in detergents, shampoos and soaps can irritate and damage skin, eyes and hair. For more information on the subject, the following article discusses the side effects of cleaning products and safer alternatives.
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