Did You Know

Many homes are now considered toxic waste dumps. The average home today contains 62 toxic chemicals; that is more than a chemistry lab! More than 72,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since World War II, and those are the same chemicals that have been found today in many homes across the nation!

Here are some facts about cleaning products that are found in many homes.

Bleach has been linked to reproductive problems in men and learning and behavioral problems in children.
Everyday household cleaners are the number one cause of poisoning of children.
Behavioral problems have been linked to exposure to toxic chemicals and molds.
Carpet cleaner solution is extremely toxic to children. The fumes given off by carpet cleaners can cause cancer and liver damage.
Laundry detergents, household cleaners and pesticides have been linked to breast cancer.
Glass cleaners may contain ammonia. Fumes from ammonia can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Toilet bowl cleaners are one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can contain chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Harmful to health simply by breathing during use.
Formaldehyde, phenol, benzene and toluene are found in common household cleaners, cosmetics, beverages, fabrics and cigarette smoke. These chemicals are cancer causing and toxic to the immune system.
Children from the top 10 percent of families using chemicals most frequently were twice as likely to suffer wheezing problems as those from families which used the products the least. University of Bristol
An EPA study stated that the toxic chemicals in household cleaners are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air!
Cleaning products produce eight percent of non-vehicular volatile organic compounds (VOCs), leading to air pollution, smog formation, asthma and the inhibition of plant growth.
The British Medical Association quotes “cleaning product fumes make children 4 times more likely to develop asthma.”