So many people clean every day in order to make their house perfectly clean. But they are not aware of the harm they do to their home. As new studies show, frequent cleaning can hurt your body as much as smoking does.
This shouldn’t be that surprising because it is well known that the cleaning products we buy contain so many harmful substances. Breathing in those toxic substances is very dangerous for our health. According to new studies, it’s as dangerous as smoking a pack of cigarettes per day.
Don’t trust the media that do their best to convince you to buy cleaning products – it’s their job to advertise them. Some of the chemicals in these bottles can destroy the beneficial bacteria in your body and leave you defenseless against a variety of diseases and conditions. Plus, our body needs to be exposed to bacteria and germs as they reinforce our immune system.
That’s why cleaning so often can actually have the opposite effect and instead of strengthening our immune system, it actually makes it weaker.
How Harmful Are Cleaning Products?
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has recently published a study that shows how the toxins in cleaning products destroy our health. According to its results, if we clean our home once a week, the damage it does to our bodies is equal to the damage done by 20 years of smoking.
This means that it impairs our immune systems and damages our lungs.
What Can You Do?
Experts suggest not to use commercial cleaning products to prevent the damage done. They release aerosols that enter our lungs and destroy our cells. By going natural, you will also save a ton of money. Make calculations and you’ll see that we spend a lot on cleaning products. Plus, it’s way safer for the environment.
Here are some ways cleaning products harm our health:
Worsens asthma symptoms
Professional cleaners are at the highest risk of having asthma due to everyday exposure to toxins and harmful substances. That’s why we need to avoid spray cleaners and other harmful chemicals, especially if we already suffer from asthma because they can worsen the existing symptoms.
Irritate the skin
You must stop cleaning your house with commercial cleaning products if you suffer from eczema, rosacea, or other skin conditions. Also, you need to be more careful and use gloves all the time if you want not to irritate your skin.
Harmful cleaning products can cause inflammation in people who suffer from blockages in the sinus. This can make their breathing much more difficult.
Commercial cleaning products contain some very dangerous contaminants that are causing indoor air pollution.
Next time when you want to clean your home, consider your options carefully. Luckily there are many natural products that you can use for cleanings, like soda, lemon, and vinegar. This will not only save your time but your life too.