5 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid!

Read the labels to avoid toxic ingredients in your household products. There are plenty of harmful chemicals out there, but here are the notable ones;

1. Ammonia

Found in: Glass cleaner and polishing agent.

Why?:

It is an irritant, always inhaled when being used effecting people  especially with ashtma or lung and breathing difficulties. Giving short and long term effects.

2. Chlorine

Found in: Toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers

Why?:

Chlorine is a respiratory irritant, usually being exposed through fumes and possibly through skin when you clean with it. Poisonous at high concentrations.

3. Sodium Hydroxide / Ammonium Hydroxide

Found in: Oven cleaners, carpet shampoo

Why?:

Both are extremely corrosive. Causes severe burns when in contact with skin or when it gets in your eyes. Inhaling can cause a sore throat.

4. 2-Butoxyethanol

 

Found in: Window and multipurpose cleaners

Why?:

A powerful solvent that usually being inhaled that can cause sore throats. Causing damage to kidney and liver at higher concentrations.

5. Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS”

Found in: Fabric softeners and antibacterial cleaners

Why?:

QUATS are lung irritants and can contribute to asthma and other breathing problems. They also irritate skin, that leads to rashes.

If we clean our house with these dirty ingredients, are we actually "cleaning"?