Just how bad are cleaning products for your health?
A 2018 study from the University of Bergen in Norway found that people exposed to cleaning products for 20 years have lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes per day! They are also 40% more at risk to develop asthma.
We all know to try to avoid them in large doses, and keep areas properly ventilated but some chemicals – especially spray cleaners – can remain in the air for hours after putting you and your family at risk. Finding natural alternatives to harmful chemical cleaners can help protect the long term health of everyone in your home. Natural cleaners are also better for the environment, and they are often much less expensive than regular cleaning products.
Making the switch to natural products can seem overwhelming. But there are likely several things already in your home that you can use to make natural cleaners. Here are some of our favorite natural cleaning hacks to keep your home safe and spotless. You can see them below or click here to view the full infographic.