Did you know?
Commercial cleaning companies are under no legal obligation to research how their products might harm human health. 1 out of every 3 chemical cleaning products contains ingredients known to cause human health or environmental problems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found the levels of air pollution inside the home can be 2-5 times higher (and sometimes even 100 times higher) than outdoor levels. An EPA study concluded that the toxic chemicals in household cleaners are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air.
Another study comparing women who work outside the home with women who work at home, found a 54% higher risk of developing cancer in women who work at home. This study concluded that this is a direct result of the chemicals in household products.
1 in 10 poison exposures in children under 5 are due to household cleaning substances.
Americans generate over 38 million tons of hazardous waste per year.
Here is an excellent resource to understand health and safety facts around chemicals used in our homes:
I have personally taken steps in our household to eliminate harmful chemicals, especially those found in household cleaning products!