Cleaning Products You Should Ditch

Cleaning Products You Should Ditch

Certain cleaning solutions might eliminate grime, but they can wreck havoc on indoor air quality. Additionally, many chemicals contained in aerosol cleaners can lead to a host of health ailments, including upper respiratory conditions. In some cases, the indoor air pollutants can put those with existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems at risk for severe complications and even hospitalization. Here are several cleaning products you should consider replacing with more natural alternatives:

Unless used for topical disinfecting, avoid products with isopropanol, a common ingredient in aerosol cleaners.

According to the EPA, products containing phenol can cause skin and eye irritations. Check the ingredients of any spray disinfectant cleaners.

Similarly, formaldehyde is another known-toxin commonly found in cleaning products. However, this ingredient has several other names.

Ammonia mixed with bleach actually creates a toxic gas. Make sure to always use products with care and the proper protective gear.

Check for product recalls, too.

For more indoor air quality recommendations, contact the professionals at Blair’s Air.

 

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