Did you know that according to a new study, constant use of cleaning products can have as much of an impact on health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day?
Researches at Norway’s University of Bergen monitored 6,000 people who used the cleaning products over a period of two decades, according to the research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Scientists discovered that that the impact of cleaning products on women’s lungs was the equivalent to those with a 20-cigarette daily smoking habit.
Chlorine Bleach and Comet are one of the most commonly used products in most households. People have been using these for generations for their abilities to get the job done right. After all, our grandmothers and mothers used these products religiously. They must be safe, right? Well, I hate to break it to you, but comet cleaner and chlorine bleach dangers are real and are the most toxic dangerous products you can ever use.
Chlorine Bleach Dangers
Have you ever paid attention to the label? It’s clearly stated on the bottle of chlorine bleach, “Hazards to humans and domestic animals”. It’s an extremely corrosive product that can damage the lungs and esophagus lining, severely scar the respiratory tract, and even cause lung cancer.
Bleach Cause Lung Cancer and Other Health Problems
Inhalation of chlorine gas can lead to vomiting, coma, lung cancer and even death.
Bleach is mostly dangerous for kids and pets since their immune systems cannot fight off these toxic chemicals. The dangers of bleach are even worse when mixing it with other cleaners. When mixed, a poisonous gas is released that leads to neurological disorders, headaches and even death.
Comet Cleaner Dangers
In case you didn’t know, but there are one hundred forty-six chemicals the EWG found in Comet Cleaner. These extremely dangerous chemicals include formaldehyde, benzene, chloroform and toluene, which are not listed on the label.
Tests determined that Comet released 146 Air Contaminants, WAY MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRODUCT TESTED.
Out of 146 chemicals, 7 of them are on California’s Prop 65 List as Known to Cause Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity. These ingredients cause hormone disruption, reproductive toxicity, allergies, damage to the brain and nervous systems.
According to EWG,
FORMALDEHYDE, a known human system toxin under the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); known human respiratory toxin per the EPA, a chemical known to cause cancer under CA law; a known human carcinogen under the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC);
TOLUENE, (carcinogen, neurotoxin allergen,reproductive/developmental toxin)
ACETALDEHYDE, known human immune system toxin per the National Library of Medicine of the NIH, carcinogen by Prop 65 law; known human respiratory toxin according to the EPA;)
Cleaning with essential oils
I make my own cleaning products. They are safe and very easy to make.
DIY: Chemical-Free Cleanser
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup salt
15 drops anti-bacterial essential oil (such as lemon and tea tree oils) *
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Detox your body
According to many recent scientific studies, spirulina (find it here) helps support healthy detoxification of built up toxins from the body by binding to them. Thus, these toxins are carried out of the body through natural processes of elimination.