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The Toxic Top 10 House Hold Cleaners
An increasing number of studies have convinced experts that standard household cleaning products pose serious health and environmental risks.

  1. Dishwashing Detergents – significant source of toxic fumes in your home
  2. Oven Cleaners – contain lye, ammonia, & other dangerous chemicals. Can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat.
  3. Laundry Detergent
  4. Floor and Furniture Polishes
  5. Air Fresheners – A recent government report targeted these fragrances as one of six categories of chemicals that should be given the highest priority for neurotoxicity. 80% of the ingredients used in fragrances have never been tested for human toxicity. These chemicals cause neurological damage, multiple chemical sensitivity, allergic reactions, and increased immune response
  6. Hard Surface Cleaners
  7. Antibacterial Cleansers and Soaps – Not only kill bad bacteria, but also many good bacteria with which we live in harmony to keep germs and other bad bacteria at bay.
  8. Dry Cleaning – 95% of dry cleaning facilities use the toxic chemical Perchloroethylene (PERC) as their primary cleaning solvent. PERC is a known carcinogen and exposure can cause dizziness, fatigue, headaches, sweating, liver and kidney damage
  9. Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners
  10. Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  1. Formaldehyde – found in furniture polishes, car cleaners, disinfectants, rug and upholstery cleaners, and toilet bowl cleaners – recognized carcinogen
  2. Ethyl benzene – found in bathroom tub and toilet cleaners, floor and furniture polish, laundry starch preparations, and rug upholstery cleaners   – recognized carcinogen
  3. Petrochemicals – found in furniture polish and cleaners, lubricating oils, pet flea and tick products and collars, floor and furniture polish, dishwasher cleaners, aerosol sprays, and laundry detergent
  4. Chlorine – found in dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, kitchen and all purpose cleaners – recognized carcinogen
  5. Benzene – Produced in high volume – used as optical brighteners (in surface cleaners, laundry and dishwashing detergents, surface polishes) scatter rugs, bathmats, and bath sets. – recognized carcinogen, known to cause leukemia
  6. Butyl Cellosolve  - found in window cleaners and other all purpose cleaning products – shown to have toxic effects on kidney and liver, classified as neurotoxin.
  7. Phenol – Found in disinfectants, antibacterial, antiseptics, hard surface cleaners, paint and varnish removers, rubber adhesives – cardiovascular and blood toxicant


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