How healthy are your cleaners?
Even some cleaning products billed as being "green" contain dangerous chemicals reveals a new guide released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). "Quite a few cleaning products that line store shelves are packed with toxic chemicals that can wreak havoc with your health, including many that harm the lungs," EWG senior scientist Rebecca Sutton said in statement. "The good news is, there are plenty of cleaning products that will get the job done without exposing you to hazardous substances."
EWG analyzed over 2000 household cleaning products and rated them for safety. They found that over 53% of the products tested contained chemicals that are harmful to the lungs and 22% can trigger asthma. Some common cleaners contain formaldehyde and chloroform, known human carcinogens. Drain and oven cleaners often use caustic chemicals that can burn the eyes and skin.
They also found many products don't adequately reveal their ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Read More »from Healthy Cleaning Guide: Best and Worst Cleaning Products