7 Benefits of Using All-Natural Cleaners
1. Healthier Home
One of the many benefits of using non-toxic cleaners is better health by eliminating the risk of harmful chemicals absorbing into your skin or inhaling the toxic fumes into your lungs. Studies have shown that the use of these harmful toxic chemical cleaners can increase the likelihood developing asthma. Keeping harmful chemical cleaners out of your home can protect you and your family from many illnesses caused by coming into contact with these toxins.
2. Purer Environment
Non-toxic cleaners don't harm the environment. When using most conventional cleaning products, harmful toxic chemicals are being released into the environment, causing air pollution and ozone depletion. Global climate change can be drastically reduced by avoiding use of products containing these toxic chemicals.
3. Safer Products
All-natural cleaners are safer than conventional cleaning products which pose risks such as chemical burns to the cleaner's skin and eyes. Green cleaners aren't corrosive and meet strict standards regarding inhalation toxicity, combustibility and skin absorption.
4. Non-Toxic Cleaners are Safer Around Children
Using non-toxic cleaning products around children, especially toddlers, is a much safer way to clean. Most conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals which can irritate and may even be fatal for children who come in contact with them. Using all-natural cleaning products and avoiding use of conventional cleaners which contain harmful toxic chemicals is much safer for children.
5. Fewer Antibacterials
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that washing with antibacterial soaps isn't any better than regular soaps, and the American Medical Association (AMA) says that the frequent use of antibacterial ingredients can promote bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Triclosan, a common antibacterial agent found in many soaps, may be harmful to hormones and thyroid. Most green or environmentally friendly cleaning products don't contain antibacterial agents.
6. Better Air Quality
Non-toxic cleaners keep the air we breathe clean. Most store-bought cleaners are full of harmful toxic chemicals. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, air quality inside many homes can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside our homes. Traditional household cleaners play a huge factor.
7. More Knowledge of Ingredients
Government regulations don't require ingredients to be listed on any cleaning products. As concerns for health become more prevalent and people become more aware of the harsh effects cleaning chemicals are having, they're going back to basics and looking for greener ways to clean.
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