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When you buy a new home, a lot of effort goes into making sure that everything stays nice and clean. Especially if you have small children with sticky fingers or if you’re preparing for guests to come over. We often turn to chemical based products when cleaning windows, or counters or washing floors but as our knowledge grows of how chemicals can affect our bodies, it’s important that we take a look at what we’re using in our daily routine to ensure that we are not exposing ourselves to risks that we don’t have to. One of those risks can be the harmful ingredients of household cleaners which can be particularly unhealthy for children and can cause allergies or more severe reactions.
Some of the ingredients that are best to avoid include:
- Formaldehyde: Which can irritate the eyes, ears, nose and throat when inhaled.
- Ammonia: Excessive exposure can lead to blindness, lung damage or death. Mild exposure can also irritate the nose and throat.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS): This chemical has the potential to damage the skin, eyes and hair.
If you happen to be more sensitive to chemicals and would like more information about which cleaning products to avoid, check out this article.