How to Maintain a Healthy and Clean Home which is FREE of Toxins

Do you believe your home should be the safest place in the entire world? What are your thoughts on your environmental impact on the earth? Do you believe that cleaning your house should not involve dirtying the earth? What about a powerful cleaner for your home? Do you believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice important convictions—safety for your home, cleanliness and environmental responsibility—for powerful household cleaners? What about saving money? Do you believe that saving money is one of the most important things you can do for your family? What if you could save money, clean your house with products free of toxins and be environmentally responsible all at the same time?

The answer to these questions is a resounding yes.

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What you put on and around your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Would you willingly use toxins in your laundry detergent and in your skin care and beauty products? What about toxins in your household cleaning products? Would you willingly use that as well?

You may not realize it, but if you’re not using truly organic and natural products, then you are most likely putting some toxins in and on and around your body.

For years, I used to clean my house with bleach, then I started getting headaches due to breathing in the toxins as I was cleaning. That’s when I decided to start using only natural cleaners. Even then, not every natural cleaner I found was good. Yes, they did not have the harmful toxins; however, they still had a strong scent which bothered me. I guess you can say that I am extremely sensitive to chemicals and the toxins they emit—probably even more so since I’ve stopped using all of the harsh chemical cleaners and laundry detergents for at least the last 13 years. Just the other day, my husband and I were walking in Costco and we needed to buy some paper towels. Even simply walking by the chemical cleaners aisle, caused me to get a headache, just from normal breathing.

Have you ever thought about the fact that even just walking by the chemical cleaners you can breathe in toxins?

Some of these statistics are staggering:

  • Over 90% of poison exposures happen at home.

  • Common bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning.

  • Organic pollutants, found in many common cleaners and even air fresheners, are 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than out.

  • A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the "acute one-hour exposure limit" for glycol ether-containing products set by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

  • Common cleaners give off fumes that have been linked to increasing the risk of your kids developing asthma, the most common serious chronic childhood disease.

  • 1 in 13 school-aged children has asthma. Rates in children under five have increased more than 160% from 1980 – 1994.

  • Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxicants. Pound for pound of body weight, children drink more water, eat more food and breathe more air than adults. The implication of this is that children will have substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxicants that are present in water, food or air.

  • If your home is anything like the average U.S. home, you generate more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year (the EPA designates toilet cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, oven cleaners, and bleach as hazardous waste).

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