A lot of people only care about what something smells like or if it’s a name brand. We tend to focus on making things easier for ourselves instead of taking the time to do research. Now more than ever are there available options without all them harsh chemicals. Ohio’s Best thought it be best to break down what household cleaners to avoid, and what ones to use.
If you have allergies make sure you pay attention to the ingredients because some of the chemicals can cause allergies. More than 50 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year. Air fresheners can cause headaches, asthma to flare up, and contact dermatitis. Here’s some good alternatives– 1) Aura Cacia Essential Oil Diffuser 2) Eco-Me Vitamin-Infused Natural air freshener 3) Essential Oils 4) Good olé fashion coffee for a more natural fragrance!
Fabric Softener’s, Dryer Sheet’s With Artificial Fragrances
Research done by Health & Wellness experts, have found several different types of toxic ingredients. Some of those ingredients include Benzyl-Acetate which is linked to pancreatic cancer, and known to cause upper respiratory tract irritation. Dryer sheets leave residue in your dryer that in turn can affect how it dries your clothes. Different Options That Are Safe– Liquid softener: Grove Co., and Attitude Fabric Softener. Sheet’s: Clean People, and Earth Breeze.
Corrosive Drain Cleaners, Oven, and Toilet Bowl Cleaner’s
The type of chemicals that they use can produce dangerous fumes, skin burns, and cause blindness if you get it in your eyes. Oven cleaners can cause burns or irritation of any exposed tissue, whether that is mouth, skin, or airways. Drain cleaners can weaken pipes, and eventually cause them to crack. Toilet bowl cleaner interacts with the gaskets washers, plastic and rubber components. The longer you let it sit in your tank it will eventually corrode and wear down causing it to leak. Better Cleaners To Use– Drain cleaners: Baking Soda & Cider Vinegar, and Boiling water. Oven Cleaner’s: Easy Off Professional Fume Free, and Simple Green All Purpose. Toilet Bowl: Blue Land, and EC30 Clean!
Since Covid, I’m sure we all clean a little more than we used too. I doubt anyone ever thinks there doing something wrong while there disinfecting there surfaces. But overuse of antibacterial cleaning products can cause strains of bacteria to be resistant to multiple antibiotics. Even antibacterial soaps act as an endocrine disruptors. Other Things You Can Use that are non-toxic household cleaners- Simply using soap and water is just as affective as antibacterial cleaning products. Vinegar is another good one, and hot water works just as well.