Replace Toxic Chemicals with Oxygen
Many people assume that household cleaners on store shelves must be safe. After all, manufacturers wouldn’t sell us dangerous products that could harm our families, right? Unfortunately, they would—and they do. Many popular household cleaners are incredibly toxic. Even products labelled “green” or “natural” may contain ingredients that can cause health problems. In this article, we’re going to learn about the scary substances hiding under your kitchen sink and why you should opt for using oxygen-infused hydrogen peroxide instead.
How Can Cleaning Supplies Affect Health?
When we buy commercial cleaning products, we expect them to do one thing: clean! We use a wide array of detergents, bleaching agents, softeners, scourers, polishes, and specialized products to clean our bathrooms, drains, floors, and counters. While these products will likely do their job, they can also contribute to indoor air pollution, are poisonous if ingested, and are harmful if inhaled or touched.
Toxic chemicals in conventional household cleaners can pose a risk to our health in many ways. Acute (immediate) hazards include skin or respiratory issues, chemical burns, or watery eyes, while chronic (long-term) hazards include cancer, fertility issues, ADHD, compromised immune system, and neurotoxicity. In as little as 26 seconds after exposure, chemicals from household cleaners can be found in the human body in measurable amounts. That means that with one squeeze of a spray nozzle, anyone who is in the room is at risk of experiencing the damaging health effects of these products.
Which Products Are Dangerous?
The unfortunate reality is, most products on store shelves release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Other harmful ingredients include ammonia and bleach. You can usually recognize a toxic cleaning product because there will be a warning label with signs of toxicity and instructions for calling Poison Control. Have you ever stopped to think how unsettling and odd it is that your cleaning products contain warning labels? They’re supposed to be ridding your home of the bad stuff, not adding to it, and certainly not potentially making you sick!
Cleaning supplies containing VOCs and other toxic substances can include, but are not limited to:
- Aerosol spray products
- Air fresheners
- Chlorine bleach
- Detergent and dishwashing liquid
- Laundry detergent, softeners, and dryer sheets
- Dry cleaning chemicals
- Rug and upholstery cleaners
- Furniture and floor polish
- Oven cleaners
How Can You Prevent Harm From Cleaning Products?
The simple answer is: don’t use conventional household cleaners! You can sift through and analyze ingredient labels, but the reality is, most conventional products are going to contain harmful ingredients. The best way to ensure the safety of yourself and your family is to select a product with simple ingredients that you’re sure are non-toxic. You’re probably wondering if such a thing exists, and we’re happy to tell you it does! Allow me to introduce you to the astounding cleaning properties of hydrogen peroxide 3%
Replace Your Toxic Cleaning Products With Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
It’s important to understand that not all chemicals are dangerous. For instance, water (H20) is a chemical and we need it to survive. Hydrogen peroxide (H202) is simply water with an extra atom of oxygen and biodegrades into oxygen and water. It’s produced by both animal and plant cells and is formed naturally in the environment by sunlight acting on water.
Hydrogen peroxide is as strong and effective at cleaning and disinfecting as chlorine bleach, but it’s completely non-toxic and safe to use around your entire family, including your children and pets. Not to mention, it’s 100% environmentally friendly, too. The extra oxygen atom in hydrogen peroxide is what gives it its powerful cleaning and disinfecting properties. It can effectively kill bacteria, viruses, mould spores, yeast, and fungi to help prevent the transmission of common and serious illnesses.
How to Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Your House?
Hydrogen peroxide has more than 50 uses around the home and garden. Its applications are vast from disinfecting benchtops and personal workspaces to scouring cookware to whitening grout to removing stains. Because hydrogen peroxide’s uses are so expansive, you can literally replace all of your conventional cleaning products with just one bottle of peroxide. Not only will this protect your family from harmful chemicals, but it will also save you money and cabinet space!
Select a hydrogen peroxide solution that is diluted down to 3%, as this level is completely safe to use. Depending on the surface you want to clean, you can either spray hydrogen peroxide 3% directly on the surface (at full strength) or dilute it with water.
Hydrogen peroxide is safe and effective
You don’t have to compromise your health for a clean house. By replacing your conventional cleaning products with hydrogen peroxide, you’ll keep your family safe and your house germ-free and sparkling clean.