Have you ever noticed that the labels of cleaning products have no list of ingredients?
In the US and Canada, companies making household cleaners aren’t required by law to print a full list of ingredients on their packaging. That means you have no idea what you’re exposing yourself and your family to when you mop your floors, wash your windows or clean the oven.
And of the over 80,000 chemicals registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fewer than 20% have been tested for toxicity!
I think that’s scary and downright dangerous.
I couldn’t believe it when I read that that about 1 in every 10 school aged kids have asthma and kids missed 14,000,000 school days a year because of asthma. Which they now believe this is linked to poor indoor air quality caused in part from chemical cleaners.
And that home cleaning products may be as harmful as 20 cigarettes a day!
A study by scientists at the University of Bergen in Norway finds that regular use of cleaning sprays can have the same health impact as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day
The big loophole exists because there aren’t any testing requirements for most of the chemicals in cleaning products.
I like that in Europe, they reverse the burden of proof. Manufacturers have to show that chemicals are safe before they introduce them. In the U.S. and Canada, chemicals are innocent until proven guilty.
So it begs the question…
Hidden ingredients in your cleaning products can hurt your family and our environment.
It floors me that some laundry detergents can induce asthma and they’re still allowed to sell it.
Or that cleaning your bathtub may be exposing you to cancer-causing substances and even your dish soap may be doing damage to the fish and aquatic life near your home.
Here are just 3 of the killer chemicals you may not find on the label
3 Killer Chemicals Found in Typical Household Cleaners
1. Sodium Hydroxide
Found in: Dishwashing liquids, laundry products, oven cleaner, scouring cleansers, tub and tile cleaners
Side effects: Inhalation is immediately irritating to the respiratory tract. Contact can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth, and throat and can cause liver and kidney damage.
2. Hydrochloric Acid
Found in: Order eliminators and toilet bowl cleaners
Side effects: Can cause severe damage to the skin. It can be harmful to health if inhaled and can also be fatal if swallowed.
3. Butyl Cellosolve
Found in: Cleaning wipes, degreasers, floor polish, rug shampoos, toilet bowl cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, and window cleaners
Side effects: Can cause irritation and tissue damage from inhalation.
What’s Under Your Sink?
Degreasers may contain petroleum distillates, which can damage lung tissue and dissolve fatty tissue around nerve cells.
Glass cleaners often contain ammonia the fumes of which can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Oven cleaners can be one of the most dangerous cleaning products, which can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth and throat.
Toilet Bowl cleaners can be harmful just by breathing the fumes. And fatal if swallowed!
I know sometimes it easier to just buy what’s in the store, but if you’re still buying chemical cleaners who knows what it’s doing to you.
Did you know that many doctors and cancer treatment centers, tell patients to rid their homes of conventional cleaning products once they’ve been diagnosed with the big “c”?
So I have to ask, why not get rid of them earlier? Why wait for illness before reducing your exposure to known or potential cancer-causing chemicals.
Why You Should Make the Switch from Your Household Cleaners to Shaklee Get Clean Green Cleaners.
Shaklee Get Clean green cleaners in our experience work better and they’re cheaper.
– Shaklee Get Clean green cleaners have no ingredients that could be harmful to your health or the environment. You get cleaners that are non-toxic and natural. In fact, Get Clean is the only cleaning line with no safety caps!
– They’re readily biodegradable— in less than 28 days.
– They contain no phosphates or phthalates.
– They use plant-based, not petroleum-based ingredients.
But are they as effective? If you’re used to using regular store-bought cleaners, you may think they work better and are less expensive than green cleaners. But Shaklee Get Clean green cleaners have been proven to out clean 20 national brands of cleaners. And not just other green cleaners, but big-brand non-green cleaners as well.
Get Clean products are made from sustainable ingredients from natural sources. They’re also ultraconcentrated and use recyclable packaging to save on packaging waste in the landfills.
So they’re good for the earth.
To make the switch from chemical-laden household cleaners to Get Clean we’d like to suggest the Shaklee’s Get Clean Starter Kit.
It contains safe, green cleaners for every room in the house, including the laundry room. It includes Shaklee’s Famous Basic-H2 organic super cleaning concentrate, that’s three cleaning products in one with literally 1,001 uses! Nature Bright Laundry Booster and it’s also the best Stain Remover. Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes. Scour Off natural scouring cleanser. Get Clean products for washing dishes by hand and by machine. Recyclable dryer sheets. Hand Wash Concentrate and Fresh Laundry Concentrate. Plus microfiber cleaning supplies and a caddy to keep them all together. Since the Get Clean Starter Kit replaces so many cleaners, it’ll save you a lot of space under the sink!
Get Clean cleaners work so well, they been featured three times on the Oprah Winfrey Show, including her Favorite Things episode. After using Shaklee’s green cleaners, you’ll discover they work better than harsh chemicals and they’re cheaper in the long run because they are concentrated.
A green and safe approach to house cleaning will help keep you and your family healthy and disease-free. And it’ll give you peace of mind knowing you’ve contributed to a healthier, greener, happier Earth!