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    The Hazards of Household Cleaners

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    The Hazards of Household Cleaners

    Post by islandgrl on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:33 am

    How safe are the products we use? I used to use a few store bought cleaners and still have some.

    When I clean my floors now, I first vacuum and then wash them. I use just my steam mop with a solution of vinegar and water. This is because of the manufacturer's recommendations. Here is a link with some info which is interesting.



    Every year thousands of household poisonings are reported. Many are fatal. Approximately 70% of all poisoning accidents occur in children between the ages of one and five. Almost all childhood poisonings are caused by unsafe storage and handling of household cleaning products and medicines. According to Poison Control, dishwashing detergent accounts for more accidental poisonings than any other household substance. Dandruff shampoo, if swallowed, causes vital organs to degenerate. Household ammonia, when mixed with bleach is a deadly substance. Bug spray can remain active and airborne in your home for up to 30 years.

    Seniors are also at risk. With increasing age, people become more vulnerable to the harmful effects of environmental chemicals due to the deterioration of physiological and biochemical processes, which include certain age-related biochemical, morphological and functional changes associated with the nervous system. For example, the elderly are likely to suffer more than younger people from exposure to carbon disulfide and to certain pesticides and chemicals.

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